Voyages to the Pacific coast
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Letters written to friends and family by people in California. Most of the letters are written from mining camps, but some are from San Francisco. The letters describe mining, business enterprises, sea voyages, and trips across the plains.
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.
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.