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A.C. Joseph Wilson memorandum book, 1850 Mar. 5-1852 Feb. 14.

Author: A C Joseph Wilson
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Database:WorldCat
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California Gold Rush era journal diary account (15 x 11 cm) of a man traveling to the San Francisco Bay area from the East Coast by ship via the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, crossing Nicaragua, and continuing by ship to San Francisco and eventually working as a gold miner in Tuolumne County, Calif. Using dated entries Wilson describes the trip in great detail including rampant sickness on board the ship to Central  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Stationery
Diaries
Personal narratives
Named Person: A C Joseph Wilson
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: A C Joseph Wilson
OCLC Number: 498540083
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 volume
Other Titles: Joseph Wilson memorandum book

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California Gold Rush era journal diary account (15 x 11 cm) of a man traveling to the San Francisco Bay area from the East Coast by ship via the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, crossing Nicaragua, and continuing by ship to San Francisco and eventually working as a gold miner in Tuolumne County, Calif. Using dated entries Wilson describes the trip in great detail including rampant sickness on board the ship to Central America and identifies by name many of the deceased whose bodies are cast overboard. Other details include names and descriptions of traveling companions, crew members, purposes of stops made along the way, the names of towns, rivers, islands passed, and other ships encountered, observations and descriptions of churches and religious activities in Central America and sailing weather. The diary also include descriptions and results of his gold mining activities and mining life in and around Stockton and Sonora, and particularly on the Stanislaus River. The travel and gold mining portion of the diary is dated Mar. 5 - Nov. 4, 1850. The rest of the diary consists of ledger entries dated from Oct. 20, 1851 to circa Feb. 14, 1852 listing the costs and expenses for labor, supplies, food, and services. Other items include a brown paper wrapper for the diary and a note on The Players stationery signed by (Joe?) addressed to "Harmon" dated Oct. 14, 1969 describing the writing on the wrapper as that of his grandfather Harmon Bell and the 1850 diary as "your great grandfather Wilson's."

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