Voyages to the Pacific coast
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works on sea voyages from the eastern part of the United States, around Cape Horn or across the Isthmus of Panama, primarily from the time of gold discovery until the completion of the transcontinental railroads.
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Milton Bulkley papers
Call Number: MS 1817
Overview: The papers consist of a journal/log Milton Bulkley kept on his 1862 sea voyage, a typed transcript of the log, a Yale class book of 1861, and a Yale College catalogue, 1857.
Dates: 1857-2001, bulk 1857-1863
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Milton Bulkley papers
Dana family papers
Call Number: MS 164
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, lectures, notebooks, and miscellanea documenting the personal lives and professional careers of members of the Dana family. James Dwight Dana, a prominent American scientist, and his son, Edward Salisbury Dana are two primary figures in the papers.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Dana family papers
David G. Ferson correspondence
Call Number: WA MSS S-1315
Overview: The papers contain letters from David G. Ferson in California to his sister Ann A. Ferson in Massachusetts, describing life in the gold fields during the 1850s.
Gold Rush Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2865
Overview: This collection encompasses accessions of single letters and small groups of letters and other manuscripts, pertaining to the California Gold Rush, which the library has chosen to group and list as an artificial collection. Letters discuss voyages to the Pacific coast, including journeys through Panama; mining life in California; the inhabitants of California, including Mormons; vigilance committees in San Francisco; and the establishment of a police force in Nevada City, California. Some...
Alonzo A. Hill papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-1297
Overview: The papers contain correspondence and other papers documenting Alonzo Hill's voyage to California, experiences in the gold fields, San Francisco, and Sacramento.
Moses F. Little papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-1028
Overview: A collection of 58 journals recording 72 years of Moses Little's life. He spent 1844-1848 aboard the whaler Arnolda, commanded by Captain D. U. Coffin out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. In 1849, Little joined the Sagamore Mining and Trading Company of Lynn, Massachusetts, and traveled to California, returning in 1851. Making a second trip to California in 1852 via the Isthmus to Panama City, he sailed on the Tennessee. He...
Views of the Pacific Northwest.
Call Number: WA MSS S-1817
Overview: Photographic prints, drawings, and watercolors chiefly depicting sights on the Northwest Coast, particularly around Vancouver Island. The images were originally housed in a scrapbook kept by an unidentified individual; based on the contents of the scrapbook it is presumed that the person was a member of the joint U.S./British Northwest Boundary Commission. The photographs, taken by an unidentified photographer or photographers, depict deck scenes from what may be the H.M.S. Satellite; Victoria...
Dates: 1828-1860, bulk 1854-1860
Schieffelin family papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-1401
Overview: The papers document the Jacob Schieffelin family of New York and Pennsylvania, and their involvment with land development and real estate in Tioga and Lycoming counties, Pennsylvania, mining in the West, and the founding of Tombstone, Arizona. The papers of Clinton Schieffelin contain information on mining in California and Oregon as well as in Indian affairs in the Rogue River Valley. Edward L. Schieffelin's papers describe silver mining in Arizona, and gold prospecting in Alaska. The...
William Sherwood papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-1324
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, genealogical research materials and other papers concerning Sherwood's unsuccessful mining ventures in California and Australia, his journey to England 1846-48 to research the descendants of Joshua Jennings, and Sherwood family life.
Dates: 1808-1906, bulk 1840-1880
Barbara D. Simison papers relating to Edward Rowland Sill
Call Number: YCAL MSS 696
Overview: The collection contains research material and drafts for "The Selected Letters of Edward Rowland Sill," edited by Barbara D. Simison and Stanley T. Williams; Simison and Williams collaborated on publication of Sill's account of his voyage around Cape Horn from December 1861 to March 1862, published as Around the Horn (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1944). Materials include the following: correspondence between Simison, Williams, and others relating chiefly to Sill's correspondence; copies...
Jonathan Warner papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-2925
Overview: Papers of Jonathan Warner and his family of Jefferson in Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1836-1887. Correspondence documents the activities of Warner's immediate and extended family, and documents their opinions on sectionalism and slavery. The collection includes letters written by his brother, George Washington Warner, which document his emigration to California in 1852, as well as his activities in Washington Territory and Idaho Territory until 1865. Business records in the collection chiefly...