Shultz, Charles R., Forty-niners Round the Horn: Bibliography

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Manuscripts

Farren, John Wilmot. Journal, November 22, 1849-April 2, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Reindeer under the command of Captain John Lord. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. On February 9, 1850 the passengers sent a petition to the captain expressing dissatisfaction with the provisions.

Fay, Caleb Taylor. Statement of Historical Facts on California, 1878. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 78. Dictation recorded for H. H. Bancroft concerning his arrival in San Francisco via Cape Horn in 1849 and his activities in California. Only the first three or four pages deal with the voyage from Boston, Massachusetts, probably in the bark Orb. Fay and 21 other passengers were members of the Northwestern Association which owned the vessel.

Ferrell, Robert N. Journal, June 26-December 19, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Arkansas under the command of Captain Philip W. Shepeard. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley California. The library has the original journal, a rough typescript copy, and a photostatic copy of the original, one of twenty made in 1930 by either Edward S. Clark or E. M. Francis. The Peabody/Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts has another photostatic copy, and the California Historical Society in San Francisco has two photostatic copies and a copy of the typescript. The Arkansas was owned by a group of Methodists organized under the name California Mutual Benefit and Joint Stock Association. There were also some passengers on board who were not members of the association. They made stops in Rio de Janeiro and Talcahuano. Both places are described in some detail.

Fitch, Henry W. Journal, August 1, 1849-January 3, 1850 of a voyage from Fairhaven, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Florida under the command of Captain James E. Robinson. Whaling Museum Library, New Bedford, Massachusetts. The Florida was a whaling vessel purchased by the Acushnet Building and Mining Association, which consisted of forty members. They carried a large quantity of lumber and other building supplies as well as some small vessels to California. The Florida sailed for Callao on August 19 and continued on to New York on November 20, 1850.

Flagg, Hiram B. Journal, January 11-July 6, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Edward Everett under the command of Captain Henry Smith. Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco, California. Has a list 150 of passengers in alphabetical order giving occupation, residence, place of birth, and age for nearly all. Flagg was a 30 year old iron founder from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Passengers were members of the Boston and California Mining & Trading Joint Stock Company. Entries very short.

Fletcher, Warren. Journal, January 2-July 15, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the bark Elvira under the command of Captain George R. Nickerson. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-F 4:1. Includes a list of thirteen passengers, some of whom are identified as officers in the bark. From what is written in the last few entries, it appears that they never intended to seek gold in the mines but rather intended to start a business in Sacramento. They went there almost immediately and started constructing a building and unloading goods to sell.

Floyd-Jones. Family Correspondence, 1848-1878. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-B 625. Includes six letters from Edward Floyd Jones to his family describing his voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Sara & Eliza, February 17-September 6, 1849, as well as a hand drawn chart of the voyage with a daily record of the latitude and longitude of the vessel.

Folwell, Thomas Iredell. Journal, January 16-August 5, 1849, of a voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to San Francisco, California in the brig Osceola under the command of Captain James Fairfowl. California State Library, Sacramento, California. Photocopy of typescript. Volume also contains copies of three letters Folwell wrote to his wife and sons as well as excerpts from Samuel Upham's Notes of a Voyage to California via Cape Horn, which was also made in the Osceola.

Fowler, Stephen Lawrence. Journal, January 12-September 5, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Brooklyn under the command of Captain Joseph W. Richardson. Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco, California. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California has a typescript copy made by the California Historical Survey Commission in 1916, # C-F 144. First part of the journal is a brief summary of the voyage. Regular entries begin on August 9, shortly before they arrived in San Francisco. The journal continues into early 1852 and includes descriptions of activities in California. Several passengers suffered from scurvy and some died from that malady after they arrived in San Francisco.

Fowler, Stephen L. and James E. Account of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Brooklyn under the command of Captain Joseph W. Richardson. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. Typescript copy. Prior to August 9, 1849 all of the information is in summary form centered around broad topics. After that date, the entries are made regularly and contain information about sickness, especially scurvy, among the passengers and sailors. Several of them died after arriving in San Francisco. Some legal action was brought against Captain Richardson, which resulted in his being fined $2000.

French, James P. Journal, May 14-November 2, 1849 of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Helen Augusta under the command of Captain F. Myrick. University of California, San Diego. Passengers included members of the Mechanics and Merchants Mining Company.

Friendship (Ship). Series of mostly undated episodes on board the ship while on a voyage from Fairhaven, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California under the command of Captain William Stott. Whaling Museum Library, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Most of the officers and crew were members of the Friendship Mining Company. Mrs. Diana Stott, wife of the captain, was included among the four passengers. The vessel carried a cargo of lumber, houses, and provisions. All of the episodes occurred during the first two months of the voyage, which began September 2, 1849.

Fuller, Charles Herbert. Journal, March 1-August 5, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Sweden under the command of Captain Jessie C. Cotting. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. Although this journal is catalogued under the name of Fuller, there is some question about who the writer really was. In the entry for July 3, 1849 the author noted "One of my chums has just handed me a piece of poetry written for a young lady in Richmond, Va he said she is about 14 years old and is a smart and beautiful girl and he writes the following lines to her." This is followed by a copy of the poem entitled "To Annie." At the bottom is written the name C. Herbert Fuller. The author regularly wrote the Name of J. L. L. Warren at the bottom of the words to the several songs Warren wrote for Sunday services and a funeral. On May 31 the author also notes "Mr Fuller one of my chums is sick with the mumps." On June 19 the author tells of an Irishman suffering from rheumatism in the morning. When he later sees him on deck and asks how he is doing, the Irishman responds "very weak Jim." Thus the journalist is probably someone named Jim or James. Since the lists of passengers in the Sweden in the Warren Papers and the Journal of Benjamin Bailey provide only the initials rather than first names, it has not been possible to identify anyone named Jim or James other than James L. L. F. Warren.


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