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

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Manuscripts

Van Dyke, John. Journal, January 25-July 10, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Tahmroo under the command of Captain Richardson. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 89/ 14 c. Includes a list of sixty-five passengers in the first and second cabins giving their places of residence. Van Dyke notes there were 210 people on board. The diary continues in summary form until March, 1850 at which time Van Dyke apparently sent it home because he was tired of seeing it.

Varney, Jotham, Journal, October 31, 1849-May 30, 1850, of a voyage from Bath, Maine to San Francisco California in the bark America under the command of Captain William Graves. California Historical Society Library, San Francisco, California. Photocopy of typescript copy. Has a list of the officers and crew totaling eleven people and a list of the ten members of the Brunswick Company and one additional passenger. Most entries are limited to dates, miles sailed, course, wind, and weather. The Library also has eight letters written to his wife. Six of them also deal with the voyage.

Warren, James L. L. F. Papers, 1849-1889. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. Warren was a passenger in the ship Sweden which sailed from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California on March 3, 1849 under the command of Captain Jesse G. Cotting. Warren was very active in the religious activities on board having written several original hymns for early worship services, two hymns for a burial service for a passengers, and one for the service in Boston prior to their departure, but words to only one are in the papers. Words to most of the others are found in the journal of Charles H. Fuller at the Bancroft Library and in other journals kept on board the Sweden. The Warren Papers include letters, his passport from the Governor of Massachusetts; a prospectus concerning the ship Sweden: agreements; a program for the departure ceremonies; a clipping about the departure; two copies of Rules and Regulations for the ship (one in the handwriting of Warren and one in the handwriting of Captain Cotting); a list of passengers giving occupation, age, place of residence, and native state; words to a song composed by Warren entitled "A Sabbath Song My Mother" and a large quantity of accounts and bills for items purchased for the vessel prior to her departure from Boston as well as in California. These purchases apparently were for provisioning the members of the Ship Sweden Company, which Warren organized with the encouragement of the owners of the ship. Warren remained in California and engaged in various business ventures.

Welling, E. L. Journal, February 3-August 30, 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. Photocopy of typescript copy. Has a brief introduction and a few explanatory footnotes and editorial inserts by Jean (Romig) Kirkpatrick.

Wheaton, William R. Statement of Facts on Early California History, 1878. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. Dictation recorded for H. H. Bancroft. Includes information on his voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Strafford in 1849

Wheeler, Alfred. Journal, May 21-November 12, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Hannah Sprague under the command of Captain David F. Lansing. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. Contains a copy of a resolution the passengers adopted thanking Captain Lansing and the first and second mates for the successful voyage. Among the 119 people on board were the twenty-nine members of the California Mining Association. Wheeler was a practicing lawyer and took his law library with him as he intended to practice law to make his gold rather than dig in the ground for it.

White, James. Journal, January 11-July 7, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Edward Everett under the command of Captain Henry Smith. J. Porter Shaw Library, National Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California. Photocopy of original. Includes a list of passengers and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Boston & California Mining & Trading Joint Stock Company.

Williams, Charles, 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. Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts, MS. K.1.9. Huntington Library, San Marino, California has a typescript copy. Both versions include a list of the passengers in the first cabin. There are a number of transcription errors in the typescript.

Williams, F. Journal, October 30, 1849-April 7, 1850, of a voyage from Newburyport, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the bark Domingo under the command of Captain N. A. Bray. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-F 21. Journal is continued to Octrober 27, 1859 Williams, Henry. Statement, 1887. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 406.

Dictation for H. H. Bancroft. Includes information on his voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Panama.

Williams, Thomas. Journal, March 1-September 30, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Regulus under the command of Captain Daniel Bradford. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 78/19 c. Includes a list of 125 members of the of the Bunker Hill Trading and Mining Association who were passengers in and owners of the ship. Gives place of residence and occupation of each member. There was considerable conflict among members and officers of the Association about finances and privileges enjoyed by the officers.

Wilson, George H. Journal, July 1-November 16, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Tonquin under the command of Captain G. H. Wilson. Peabody/Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. Entries are very brief being limited mostly to wind, weather, sails set and taken in, and navigational calculations.

Wilson, George Osborne. Journal, September 15, 1849-March 6, 1850, of a voyage from East Machias, Maine to San Francisco, California in the brig Oriental under the Command of Captain William C. Talbot. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. Has a long description of cabin arrangement and general life and problems in the entry for January 27, 1850. Also has good descriptions of relationships between the passengers and crew. Most of the journal, however, deals with weather, directions sailed, and other routine stuff. Some pages appear to have been torn out. Contains lists of officers and crew and passengers.

Winans, Joseph Webb. Statement of Recollections on the Days of 1849-52 in California, 1878. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. Library has both the original handwritten copy and a typed transcript, # C-D 178. Includes some information on his voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Strafford in 1849.

Woodbury, J. T. Journal, October 30, 1849-March 13, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Argonaut under the command of Captain William Nott. Peabody/Essex Museum. Salem, Massachusetts. Includes a lengthy and detailed description of the ship and living conditions on board as well as lists of passengers in the after cabin, forward cabin, forward house, and steerage giving age, profession, and place of residence for each passengers with a note that the information on age and occupation has errors. Also has a list of officers and crew.

Worden, G. B. Letter, April 23, 1849 from the ship Dubury in Rio de Janeiro to Ira Brown regarding the first portion of the voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California under the command of Captain W. C. Varina. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # CB 547:138.


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