Keefe, Charles Norton. Journal, March 12-August 29, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Salem under the command of Captain Thomas A. Eldridge. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-F 148. Microfilm copy. Provides the latitude and longitude on a daily basis up to the middle of April and then has a summary of the daily position until the end of the voyage between the entries for April 15 and 16, 1849. Entries are quite short at the beginning but get increasingly longer as he detailed a squabble between the passengers and the captain, who resigned his position on April 14. Thereafter the entries become short again. Made stops in Rio de Janeiro and Talcahuano.
Keeler, James P. Journal, March 12-October 28, 1849, of a voyage from New Haven, Connecticut to San Francisco, California in the bark Anna Reynolds under the command of Captain John Bottom. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. There are a few gaps in the entries, and the period between March 23 and June 20 exists in two versions, one in ink and another in pencil. The entries are generally rather short. Made stops at Port au Grand Isle, St. Vincent, Port Praya, St. Iago, the Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, and Talcahuano. The passengers did a good bit of hunting at the Falkland Islands.
Keeler, Julius M. Biographical Sketch, ca. 1888. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 831. Includes some information about his voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in 1849 in the ship Arkansas as a member of the California Mutual Benefit and Joint Stock Association, which owned the vessel.
Kent, George F. Journal, February 8-September 16, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the brig Rodolph under the command of Captain Hartwell Walker. Huntington Library, San Marino, California, HM 524. Passengers included the 16 members of the Shawmut & California Company who purchased the 123 ton four and a half year old brig for $3500. There were 18 other passengers. There were two cooks and five stewards to provide food for the passengers and the crew. He included a detailed introduction to his journal in which he indicated he was secretary of the company. His entry of March 31 includes his long elegy on the death of one of their pigs on the previous day. On May 10 he included two poems by J. V. Sullivan of Boston, one of which was entitled "A Galley Lyne." On May 26 he included another poem by Sullivan about their visit to the Island of Mocha where they stopped for wood, water, and provisions. On June 18th he included a long poem about celebrating the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17th. He provided a long description of their Fourth of July celebration that included an Ode by William K. Blanchard, the thirteen traditional national toasts by the toastmaster, and 28 additional volunteer toasts by other individuals, all of which are listed. The entry for August 31 includes a list of the passengers with their places of residence. They stopped at Talcahuano for nearly two weeks.
King, Henry Louis. Statement, 1887. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 327. Dictation recorded for H. H. Bancroft. Has some information on his voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California as a member of the California Mining and Trading Company in the bark Palmetto. Each of the forty-two members paid $500.
Kitfield, A. E. Journal, March 17-September 17, 1849, of a voyage from Salem, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the bark LaGrange under the command of Captain Joseph Dewing. Peabody/Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. Arrangement of the first part of the journal seems very confused. Contains a list of the ships company giving occupation and place of residence of each person. In the middle of the voyage there are words to a song written by someone named Barker and sung on the day the LaGrange sailed from Salem. There are actually two versions of the diary, the first of which consists of brief entries and the second of longer entries.
Kleinhans, Daniel W. Memoirs, undated. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 5056. Includes recollections of his voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the brig John Enders in 1849 and descriptions of San Francisco and Sacramento at that time. Has some good information about the gold hysteria in 1848.
Knoche, Johann Edward. Recollections of the Early Days of a Pioneer, written in 1901. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 5010. Includes some information about his voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana to San Francisco, California in the bark Montgomery in 1849.