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

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Manuscripts

Sanderson, George Henry. Journal, October 30, 1849-March 13, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Henry Ware under the command of Captain H. Nason. Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco, California. Carbon Typescript copy. Has a good description of San Francisco. Often has skips of three to five days between entries, but entries sometimes long. Has a list of twenty-two passengers.

Saxon, William A. Journal, January 12-August 12, 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. Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Typescript copy, HM 17011 Had 164 second cabin and steerage passengers and seven first cabin passengers. Has long descriptions of the celebrations of Washington's birthday and the Fourth of July. Stopped at the Island of Juan Fernandez.

Scammon, Charles Melville. Letters, 1849-1850, to Otis Kimball, Bath, Maine describing the voyage of the bark Sarah Moers from Bath, Maine to San Francisco, California under the command of Captain C. M. Scammon. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 70/90 c.

Schell, Abraham. Journal, January 13-June 29, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco California in the ship Tarolinta under the command of Captain W. P. Cave. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. Microfilm copy of both the original and a typescript copy, # CF 222 film. Had on board 85 first cabin and 38 second cabin passengers and a crew of 27. Journal ends seven days before they arrived. Made stops at Rio de Janeiro and Valparaiso. On April 15 has a very long poem of 61 four line stanzas about one passenger, possibly the one who produced a "scurrilous paper of a personal nature" called Frying Pan. Has lists of the members of the following companies on board with the numbers of members of each: Albany and California Mining Company, (of which Schell was a member)19; Albany Eldorado Company, 19; Chelsea Adventurers, 5; Leyon Winchester & Co., 10; Rail Road Company, 3; Diamond Association, 9; Milne California Association, 7; Esperanza Company, 4; Schoharie Association, 5; Empire State Mining Association, 9; Fulton Mining Company, 9; Long Island Company, 7; Lafayette Company, 6; and an unnamed company from Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2. Includes a drawing of the flag for each company and gives the places of residence of each person. There were also some independent passengers. He records a considerable amount of grumbling about the food and Captain Cave. Stopped at Valparaiso.

Selma (Bark). Logbook, April 11-October 5, 1849, of the voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California under the command of Captain Orrin Sellow, kept by 2nd mate Charles S. Bolles. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 77/161 c. Two preliminary pages contain lists of members of the Fremont Mining and Trading Company and the officers and crew of the Selma. Age, place of residence, and occupation is given for each person. "Left the Co. In Sacramento" is noted after many names.

Selover, Abia A. Statement and biographical sketch, 1886. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 362:2. Recorded for H. H. Bancroft. Includes information on his 1849 voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Loo Choo.

Shepard, Isaac, Jr. Journal, April 27, 1849-January 13, 1850, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Belvidera under the command of Captain Samuel Barney. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. Journal starts nearly two months into the voyage. Passengers included members of the Cayuga Joint Stock Company.

Sheppard, Ebenezer. Journal, February 10-September 20, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York, to San Francisco, California, in the ship Morrison under the command of Captain I. Spaulding. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. Photocopy and a typescript of the original in the Salem County Historical Society, Salem, New Jersey. The journal actually covers the period autumn, 1848-May 10, 1851. The voyage to San Francisco is covered in the first 164 pages of the typescript. Contains a list of passengers in the Morrison. Sheppard and a young acquaintance went to California as an agent for his uncle Johnson to sell $700 in goods, from which the two young men were to share the profits with his uncle. They each paid $150 for their passage in the shp. There were 100 male passengers on board. They made brief stops in Rio de Janeiro and Callao. Long poems are found in the entries for April 20, 21, 22, and 26 and June 3 and 8.

Sherman, Thomas, Jr. Journal, November 7, 1849-May 26, 1850, of a voyage from Newburyport, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Euphrasia under the command of Captain Charles Buntin. Peabody/Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. Typescript copy. The passengers had extended conflicts with the captain over food and chose a committee to present grievances. Includes lists of officers, crew, and first cabin, second cabin, and steerage passengers, a total of 148 people. Gives the place of residence of each person. Stopped at Rio de Janeiro and Valparaiso. Includes two poems by Ezekiel B. Andrews, one of 27 four line rhyming stanzas about "our Living" and another of eight stanzas of eight lines each.

Skinner, Charles W. (Comp.) Alfred Jamison, California Forty-Niner: His Life, Ancestry, Descendants. Compiled in San Francisco in 1941. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 5117. Includes biographical notes; copy of a letter by Jamison from Lima, Peru in July 1849 describing his passage around Cape Horn; a copy of a letter written January 1851 from Feather River describing life in the mines; and a genealogical chart of the Jamison family. Does not give the name of the vessel in which he sailed, but Skinner suggests it might have been the schooner A. Emery. Bancroft Library also has the original letters cataloged under Jamison Family Papers.

Snow, Chester Joseph. Journal, November 8, 1849-May 26, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Euphrasia under the command of Captain Charles Buntin. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-F 94. Has a list of 126 passengers giving place of residence of each. Also has list of officers and crew of the vessel. Journal continues to January 27, 1851 and includes information on his activities in the mines.

Spader, James V. Journal in the form of two long letters written February 7-August 18, 1849, during the voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Isabel under the command of Captain Nicolas R. Brewer. Rutgers University Library, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Much of the second letter duplicates information in the first one. Entries are very brief, limited primarily to weather conditions, speed, latitude and longitude, temperature, sails set and taken in, etc. Passengers were members of the New Brunswick and California Mining and Trading Company.

Spear, Alexander F. Alexander F. Spear, His Memorandum Book on a Voyage from Thomaston, Maine to California, 1849. Photocopy of typescript probably done by T. A. Spear prior to 1973. J. Porter Shaw Library, National Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California. Includes an account of the voyage, November 12, 1849-April 7, 1850, from Thomaston, Maine to San Francisco, California in the brig Perfect under the command of Captain James Stackpole. Members of the California and Thomaston Protection Company were among the passengers. Also includes a summary of Spear's maritime and business career and a history of the California and Thomaston Protection Company by John B. Goodman, III.

Stearns, J. Hascall. Journal, February 14-October 15, 1849 of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Belvidera under the command of Captain Samuel Barney. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. Stearns was one of the directors of the Cayuga Joint Stock Company, which was organized at the Western Hotel in New York City on February 15, 1849. Includes a list of the members of the company. There were seventy-nine members, each of whom paid $500, which was used to purchase and outfit the vessel. A photocopy of the Articles of Association of the company copied from the Beinecke Library at Yale University is included in the volume.

Stevens, A. Henry. Journal, March 31-September 12, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the bark Emma Isadora under the Command of Captain Sanford Henry. California State Library, Sacramento, California. Includes a printed copy of the "Rules and Regulations of the Mutual Protection Trading Company" and a list of members of the company giving age, place of residence, and occupation of each. In a few cases there is indication of what became of the members. Also includes a separate record of temperature at sunrise, noon, and sunset between June 6 and July 10 as they rounded Cape Horn.

Stevens, Solomon. Fragmentary journal, December 15, 1849-May 26, 1850, of a voyage from Newburyport, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Euphrasia under the command of Captain Charles Buntin. Peabody/Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. First of the journal is missing. Starts in the middle of a sentence. The first page contains a letter of grievances to the captain. That is followed by the captain's response. These two items are among the few dated entries.

Stevens, William Lord. Journal in rhyming verse of the voyage, January 24-August 7, 1849, from Mystic, Connecticut to San Francisco California in the ship Trescott under the command of Captain J. Mallory. G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut, Log 401. This is one of three journals in rhyming verse discovered in this research project. Much of the information is difficult to use as the date for the vast majority of the information is difficult to determine.

Stickney, John J. Journal, December 25, 1849-May 3, 1850, of a voyage from Newburyport, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the bark Annah under the command of Captain G. W. Swasey. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. The library has both the original and a contemporary holograph copy. The copy extends about a week after the end of the original.

Stillman, Jacob Davis Babcock. Papers. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. Includes a long letter/journal to his brother in which he describes the conflicts between the first class passengers and Captain Hall J. Tibbits of the ship Pacific in which they were sailing to San Francisco. Much of this information in included in his book Seeking the Golden Fleece (San Francisco: A. Roman Co., 1877).

Swain, H. F. W. Journal, March 1-October 13, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Belvidera under the command of Captain Samuel Barney. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-F 151. Seventy-four members of the Cayuga Joint Stock Company were among the passengers. Four women and a little girl were also on board. One of the women was the wife of Captain Barney. Another appears to have been the wife of Swain. Has numerous gaps between entries near the end of the voyage and no entries at all during June as they rounded Cape Horn.


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