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Voyages to the Pacific coast -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

A. J. A. R. reminiscence

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS_SC_1362

A. J. A. R. reminiscence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230311273]
Identifier: MSS SC 1362
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed manuscript describing the travels of the author by sea from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 1853. The account includes the author's experiences crossing Panama, traveling aboard the S. S. Lewis, and being shipwrecked and rescued twenty miles north of San Francisco.

Dates: approximately 1850

Jacob Peter Engle letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230311497]
Identifier: MSS SC 1363
Scope and Contents

Typed transcript of letters written by Engle while voyaging to California in 1853. The letters are addressed to family members and describe Engles' voyage by sea to Panama, the crossing of the isthmus there, his voyage by sea to California, and life in San Francisco and the nearby mining communities.

Dates: 1853

Henry Johnson letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233294187]
Identifier: Vault MSS 684
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters. These items are dated between Feb. 26, 1860 and June 9, 1861 and are addressed to members of Johnson's family. Most of the letters concern Johnson's life and travels, especially his journey to California and his subsequent employment there as an attorney. He describes his trip through Panama to San Francisco, and makes several comments on his general impression of California both physically annd morally.

Dates: 1860-1861