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Ship Brooklyn passengers research collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2392

Scope and Contents

The Ship Brooklyn passengers research collection, 1846 contains passenger information. Biographical and historical information about the 238 passengers who originally left New York Harbor on 4 Feb. 1846 bound for California are contained on 6 reels of microfilm.


  • 1846


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ship Brooklyn passengers research collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

The Ship Brooklyn left Brooklyn Harbor on 4 Feb. 1846. Primarily carrying Mormons seeking religious freedom, Brooklyn sailed around South America. Most of the 238 passengers were young adults with small children. The group's leader was Samuel Brannan, who later became prominent in California history. The ship landed in San Francisco, California on 29 July 1846.


6 microfilm reels (0.40 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by the Ship Brooklyn Association in 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ship Brooklyn Association; 2002.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Ship Brooklyn passengers research collection
Benjamin Sipes
2011 June 15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States