Ingalls, E. A. Journal, October 30, 1849-March 27, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Henry Ware under the command of Captain M. Mason. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. Well written journal with detailed descriptions of daily events during the voyage. Has a good description of San Francisco. Journal continues to October, 1850 and includes an account of his disappointing efforts to find gold and a portion of his trip home by steamer to Panama and overland acroass the Isthmus.
Jackson, Stephen. Letters to his mother and brother, 1849-1867. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-B 624. The first letter relates to his plans to sail to California in the ship Hannibal of Boston under the command of Captain George H. Willis. The second letter contains a description of the voyage from Boston to San Francisco. Other letters contain descriptions of his experiences in California.
Jacobs, Enoch. Journal, January 11-July 29, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Edward Everett under the command of Captain Henry Smith. Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Passengers were members of the Boston and California Mining and Trading Joint Stock Company. Stopped in Valparaiso. The entries are usually long and full of descriptions of what was happening on board and his thoughts about them and other matters. Has a long description of the Fourth of July celebration including a long poem composed for the day by Joseph A. Benton.
Jessup, Isaac M. Journal, August 17, 1849-June 16, 1850, of a voyage from Cold Spring Harbor, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Sheffield under the command of Captain Thomas W. Roys. G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut, Log 351. The Sheffield was actually bound on a whaling voyage to the Pacific Ocean but carried a cargo of lumber and wheels to San Francisco. They made little effort to take any whales during that part of the voyage which lasted until 1854.
John G Colley (Bark). Records, 1849. J. Porter Shaw Library, National Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California. This is a rhyming verse account of the voyage of the bark John G. Colley from Norfolk, Virginia to San Francisco, California. It is titled "A tribute to those life-lasting feelings of Disgust, Contempt, & Scorn Unanimously entertained, by the Passengers, Officers and crew of the bark John G. Colley for Capt. William Smith, New York."
Jones, Dudley Emmerson, Papers, 1849-1906, including a journal, February 23-April 25, 1849 of a voyage from New York, New York towards San Francisco, California in the bark Nautilus under the command of Captain S. G. Wilson and some later recollections containing expansion of what is in the journal. University of Arkansas Library, Fayetteville, The journal ends during their stay in Rio de Janeiro of which there is a long and detailed description. Some of the recollections provide detail on the organization of the Albany Company for California, the joint stock company which owned the bark.
Jones, Dudley Emmerson, Papers, including two long letters with some information added by Jones in 1908 and a typed essay entitled A Short Biographical Sketch with Facts Concerning the Early Life and Adventures of Dudley Emmerson Jones Together with Copies of His Letters to His Parents, Written While at Sea and after Having Reached California--The Land of Gold. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. This information was compiled from notes and data supplied at the request of Jones's grandson, Philip Sherman Bernays in Los Angeles, California in 1908. It is reported that each of the 100 members of the Albany Company for California paid $300. Seventy five of the members went to California while the remaining 25 stayed in New York to manage the affairs of the company. The company dissolved shortly after arriving. Jones returned to New York in 1852.