University of California, Berkeley - Institute of Governmental Studies85 pieces in 2 portfolios ;Collected by staff of the Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Stanford University - Special Collections and University Archives98 Linear feetTickets, game programs, schedules, newsletters, pre-season guide books, sport magazines, and other ephemera from college and professional sports.Contact InformationFinding Aid
Proctor, Thorndike, 1789-1834.Peabody Essex Museum1 v. in 1 envelope.Salem, MA man. List of 49ers on the ship Capitol of Boston, MA. Capt. Proctor sailed January 24, 1849 and arrived in San Francisco from Boston in 176 days.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Comstock, H. O.University of Michigan - William L. Clements Library1 v.This volume is an account of thirteen '49ers traveling from New England to California during the gold rush. Comstock describes their journey from New York, on the brig Empire, to Vera Cruz, Mexico, and from there overland through Mexico City to San Blas on the Pacific; for the last leg, they sailed to San Francisco. When they arrived in California, they went up the San Joaquin River to Stockton and Merced.Contact InformationRelated MaterialCatalog Record
Johnson, John Henry 1929-2011.Senator John Heinz History Center0.05 linear ft.The collection consists of a single envelope with the John Henry Johnson signature and Best Wishes written below the name.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Young, Sheldon, 1815-1892.Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens2 items.Two diaries kept by Sheldon Young as he traveled from Illinois to California in 1849. The first, brief diary covers March 19-28 and begins with Young's departure from Joliet, Illinois, with Hiram White and Pears G. Pearson. It records their travels as far as Galesburg, Illinois. The second diary picks up on May 19 (the pages for March 29-May 18, June 21-July 1, and October 14-November 8 are missing). The near daily entries record miles traveled, buffalo hunting, deaths from cholera, and the lack of food and water. The diary specifically mentions stopping at Fort Kearney, seeing Castle Rock, crossing the Platte River on a raft, following the Green River, stopping at Fort Bridger, encountering Snake and Piute Indians, traveling through Little Salt Lake City, the departure of the Bug Smashers, the abandonment of wagons after Christmas 1849, arriving in the Mojave Desert, a cattle stampede, and the arrival in San Francisquito on February 4, 1850. The final few pages of the diary recount ... MoreContact InformationCatalog Record
Prince, William Robert, 1795-1869.University of California, Berkeley1 box (.4 linear ft.).117 letters written primarily to his wife, Charlotte, mainly from Sacramento, where he ran a miners' variety store and collected plant material for his New York horticultural gardens. Comments on voyage from New York to California via the Isthmus of Panama in l849, with descriptions of Havana, Panama, and Acapulco; comments on black population; arrival in San Francisco and description of the town and its activities; brief experiences as a miner in Tuolumne County; description of life in Sacramento and its politics, business and commerce, with notes on prices and availability of a wide array of commodities and services. Letters contain many references to John Augustus Sutter and his operations; the cholera epidemic of late l850; the plight of the gold-seekers and merchants; unscrupulous business practices; living conditions of miners; illnesses among 49ers; alcohol and gambling; floods and fires; bond sales; squatters riot of August 1850; crime; food; native flora and methods of ... MoreContact InformationCatalog Record
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