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

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Manuscripts

McFarland, Horatio N. Journal, November 21, 1849-May 6, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Carlo Mauran under the command of Captain Joseph H. Tillinghast. Peabody/Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. Original and typescript copy.

McHenry, Charles Shewell. Letters, February 18-May 22, 1849, written during his voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to San Francisco, California in the ship Grey Eagle under the command of Captain J. Powers. California State Library, Sacramento, California. Carbon typescript copy. Of the eight letters transcribed only three relate to the voyage. The first was written at sea, the second at Valparaiso, and the third at San Francisco. They are all long and descriptive.

Main, Charles, Journal, February 3-July 5, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Lenore under the command of Captain H. H. Greene. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. Microfilm copy. Has a long description of their March 4 celebration on March 5 including a dance at which some of the men dressed as females. At least some of the passengers were members of the New England and California Mining and Trading Association. Provided the latitude and longitude nearly every day and much information about the weather. Stopped in Talcahuano, which he described in considerable detail. Includes a sketch of the country between Talcahuano and Conception.

Marchant, Abiah. Poetic journal written on board the ship Magnolia of her voyage to San Francisco, California, February-July, 1849. G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut, VFM 1003. Each page contains one four line poem about the events of the day. S. M. Collins and William F. Reed both make references to a Miss Marchant in their journals. Coillins includes a copy of at least one of her four line poems.

Marshall, Robert. Journal, November 12, 1849-May 1, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the schooner Civilian under the command of Captain Thomas Dodge. Society of California Pioneers. San Francisco, California. They arrived in San Francisco April 5, 1850. Has a complete bill of fare for a full week at the entry for November 30, 1849. Made stops at St. Catherines Island and Valparaiso. Marshall was one of 58 members of the Cochituate Mining Company.

Martin, Benjamin Thomson. Journal, January 2-June 26, 1849 of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the bark Elvira under the command of Captain George R. Nickerson. California State Library, Sacramento, California. Typescript copy. Contains a list of the officers and crew as well as of the twelve passengers. Includes copies of several letters written by Martin, mostly to the Chelsea Pioneer. There is evidence that the volume belonged to Charles A. Holbrook, another passenger from Boston and some indications that he, rather than Martin, may have been the author of the journal.

Matthewson, T. D. Statement on California Affairs, 1878. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 124. Dictation recorded for H. H. Bancroft. Includes information on his voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Mallery. Mauran, J. Letters, January 25-July 28, 1849 written on board the ship Oxford during her voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco under the command of\ Captain J. or S. Mauran to J. Dunbard & Co. Of New Bedford, Massachusetts. University of California San Diego.

Maxey, A. E. Dictation and Letter, 1887. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 433. Dictation for H. H. Bancroft. Includes information on his voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Pharsalia in 1849.

Meredith, Griffith. Journal, February 3-August 28, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Strafford under the command of Captain William L. Coffin. California State Library, Sacramento, California. Includes a list of the 100 members of the New York Mining Company who were passengers in the bark and a record of the eighteen toasts offered during the 4th of July celebration on board the vessel.

Miller, Christian. Letters, April 27 and October 19, 1849, to his family describing his voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to San Francisco, California in the ship Mason under the command of Captain William Bell. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 74/194 c. The first letter has a brief account of the of the voyage between Philadelphia and Rio de Janeiro. The second deals with the remainder of the voyage but has more information on the situation in California than on the voyage. He does note that Captain Bell died on September 3. He also mentions that the distance from Philadelphia to San Francisco is computed to be 17,000 miles but estimated they had sailed 25,000 miles.

Miller, Edward H. Notes regarding Mark Hopkins and related material, 1878-1888. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 749. Recollections of their voyage to California in 1849 in the ship Pacific and experiences in California. Includes some information of Hopkins' role in the dismissal of Captain Tibbits by the U. S. Consul. Miller was involved in Hopkins' railroad businesses for many years.

Moore, Augustus. Pioneer Experiences of Augustus Moore written by himself for the Bancroft Library, 1878. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 129. Recalls his voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Nestor under the command of Captain Nathan Pool.

Morgan, William F. Journal, March 17-October 24, 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. Contains two lists of passengers who were members of the Salem and California Mining and Trading Expedition. Gives the occupation and place of residence of each in the first list. In the second list indicates which ones had returned home and which were dead. Includes the words to "The California Song" written by Jesse Huchings and sung by him and the Barker family they day they left Salem. Has several drawings of the bark as well as of the ports of Eagle Harbor and Port Richard.

Morgan, William Ives. Gold Dust: The Log of a Forty-Niner. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 70/190 c. Typescript copy of the journal, June 27, 1849-1853, of Morgan during his voyage from New Haven, Connecticut to San Francisco, California in the bark John Walls, Jr. under the command of Josiah Sanford, Jr. The journal starts a month after their departure. Morgan was a member of the Brother's Mining and Trading Company. Other parts of the volume contain a record of a voyage to the Sandwich Islands and other islands in the Pacific and of Morgan's return to Connecticut via Nicaragua in 1853. The typescript was prepared by Florence Emlyn (Downs) Muzzy about 1930. She also provided some footnotes and biographical information on Morgan. Some excerpts from the journal were printed in Harper's Magazine 113 (November 1906): 920-926.

Morse, Ephriam W. Journal, February 3-July 5, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Lenore under the command of Captain H. H. Greene. Huntington Library, San Marino, California, HM 26540. Passengers included the 100 members of the New England and California Trading and Mining Association. Entries are short at the outset but become increasingly longer as the voyage progresses. Includes the latitude and longitude nearly every day. Stopped at Talcahuano and has long descriptions of activities and sights at that place.

Morse, Harry N. Biographical Sketch, 1888. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 761. Contains notes on his voyage to California in 1849 in the ship Panama, his experiences in the mines, enterprises in San Francisco and Oakland, and his career as sheriff and a detective in San Francisco.

Mulford, Thomas Whitehead. Journal, February 5-September 17, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Keoka under the command of Captain James McGuire. Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco, California. Many entries are long and descriptive. Journal seems well written. Has a copy of the Constitution of the Patchogue Mining and Trading Company in the front. Has a list of names of the passengers giving names and places of residence.

Mullett, Charles T. Journal, February 3-August 31, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the bark Drummond under the command of Captain Thomas G. Pierce. Peabody/Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. This journal is kept in a small pocket diary so entries are brief. Mentions celebrating Washington's birthday of February 22 by firing a thirteen gun salute, singing, prayers, hearing an address by Mr. Lindsey, and having a dinner of roast pig, chicken, plum pudding, and pies. Has lists of twenty-one passengers in the forward cabin, most of whom were members of the Suffolk Mining Company, and twenty-two in the after cabin.


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