Gager, James H. Journal, January 22-August 5, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Pacific under the command of Captain Hall J. Tibbits from New York to Rio de Janeiro and Captain George Easterbrook from Rio de Janeiro to San Francisco. Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco, California. Includes a list of passengers giving age and place of residence of each. There were a few wives and children of officers and owners of the vessel among the passengers. Captain Tibbits was removed from command in Rio de Janeiro by U. S. Consul Gorham D. Parks because of strong complaints by the first class passengers that Tibbets was insane and intemperate.
Gambart, John E. Journal, January 30-August 2, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Cordelia under the command of Captain Barker. Huntington Library, San Marino, California, HM 17013. The passengers were members of an association whose name is not given. Some of the members had contracted with substitutes to go to California in their places. The substitutes were obligated to give their principles half of whatever gold they found. The members of the association adopted bylaws on July 9th. Most of the entries are very brief and are limited to matters related to the weather. Exceptions are the long descriptions regarding planning for and celebrating Washington's birthday, February 19-22 and the visit at Valparaiso where he recorded many rumors about California. They also stopped at Rio de Janeiro. Shortly after arriving in San Francisco, they sailed the bark to Sacramento, where the members of the association voted to disband.
Garniss, James R. The Early Days in San Francisco, 1877. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 189. Dictation recorded for H. H. Bancroft and contains recollections of his voyage around Cape Horn to San Francisco in 1849 and as a merchant, auctioneer, and insurance underwriter in San Francisco. The men who sailed with Garniss went to California to engage in business rather than go to the mines.
Gold Rush Letters, 1849-1852. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. Includes two letters from Thomas Forbes to Hezekiah Branard (Brainard?) in Connecticut. One deals with the passage of the ship Henry Lee from New York, New York to San Francisco, February 7-September 13, 1849. The other includes information on his mining experiences and the fate of the Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company, which sailed in the Henry Lee.
Goodall, Charles. Journal, March 7, 1849-January 25, 1850, of a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana to San Francisco, California in the schooner St. Mary under the command of Captain Chasten. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-F 116. Front part of the volume contains Goodall's record of earlier trips in sailing vessels beginning in 1847. Because of severe gales and other problems, they put into port in Baltimore for repairs on April 5. The passengers made strong complaints to and demands of the owners which resulted in the removal of captain Chasten or Chastain, who they accused of drunkenness. He was replaced by George Chason. They sailed from Baltimore on May 14. Gould, Walter Balfour. Journal, April 27-July 3, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the bark Maria under the command of Captain J. P. Baker. New York Historical Society, New York, New York. The portion of the voyage between New York and Rio de Janeiro is covered in summary fashion and was written at a later time. Gould started regular entries when they were in the south Pacific. Includes a track chart, several drawings (Including one of the Maria), and list of the officers.
Gove, Enoch. Papers, 1849, including letters from Boston to his brother Amos W. Gove and Coridon B. Phelps; a list of the passengers in the ship Edward Everett giving the names, occupations, residency, place of birth, and age of each; and a daily record of latitude of the Edward Everett, January 13-July 5, 1849. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. California. Microfilm copy, # C-F 117 film.
Graves, William. Journal, December 6, 1849-May 26, 1850, of a voyage from Salem, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Crescent under the command of Captain John Madison. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 77/148 c. The vessel was owned by the sixty-one members of the Salem Mechanics Trading and Mining Association. Volume includes a list of the members giving name, place of birth, occupation, place of residence, age, marital status, and number of children. Also includes a list of officers and crew of the ship and a record of the the cargo with prices. A copy of the constitution of the Salem Mechanics Trading and Mining Association clipped from a contemporary newspaper is pasted into the back of the volume.
Green, Henry. Journal, February 7-August 9, 1849, of a voyage from Sag Harbor, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Sabina under the command of Captain Henry Green. G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut, Log 754. Green was also a trustee and treasurer and president of the Southampton and California Mining and Trading Company, which owned the Sabina. Includes lists of the members of the company with the amount of merchandise and cash to which each was entitled and of the officers and crew of the vessel. Eight additional passengers paid $150 each for the voyage. The journal continues to May 11, 1850 and contains information on activities in California.