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Finding aid of the Hiram B. Flagg Diary C058474
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Donor
  • A Short Sketch of the Life of Hiram B. Flagg
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Flagg, Hiram B. Diary
    Identifier/Call Number: C058474
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: B001620
    Storage Unit: C058474
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder 1 Handwritten bound diary, 40 pages
    Date: Jan 11, 1849 to July 6, 1849
    Abstract: Diary of Hiram Flagg's voyage on the bark "Edward Everett" from Boston to San Francisco, beginning on January 11, 1849 and ending on July 6, 1849. Contains a record of the names, occupations, residence, and age of the ships 150 passengers. Entries are brief noting location (Lat/Long), sailing conditions and personal observations. Contains description of Valparaíso where they docked for 5 days.
    creator: Flagg, H. B. (Hiram B.)

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Preferred Citation note

    Hiram B. Flagg Diary. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Donor

    Gift of Mrs Laura E. Gowing

    A Short Sketch of the Life of Hiram B. Flagg

    Mr. Flagg was born in Danvers, Mass. (March 14, 1818), where he spent his boyhood, afterwards removing to Mason, N.H. His parents were Ephraim and Betsy (Stevens) Flagg. As a young man he worked in the mills of Lawrence and Lowell and afterwards learned the iron founder's trade, working in Hingham and East Boston. In 1849, he went to California, sailing from Boston January 11, arriving at San Francisco July 6, and passing through many thrilling experiences in the gold mines. Mr. Flagg returned to Boston, via Isthmus of Panama and New York. He married Laura Peabody in Lowell, August 31, 1852, and they lived in Somerville and Charlestown about six years in each place. In 1868, Mr. Flagg retired from business, coming to Wakefield, where he purchased a farm at the head of Lake Quannapowitt, after which he attended to his personal affairs, going to Boston regularly and looking after his real estate interests. Mrs. Flagg died August 1, 1887. Mr. Flagg died ten yearslater, August 23, 1897, aged 79 years, 5 months and 9 days. Mr. Flagg left a daughter, Mrs. Laura E. Gowing of Wakefield, and 3 sons, Hiram Peabody Flagg, the artist, Charles S. Flagg and George Arthur Flagg. Mr. Flagg was a Mason and an Odd Fellow, although not connected with any lodge of either organization at the time of his death. - From a typed biography by a former librarian of the Society of California Pioneers, n.d.

    Scope and Contents note

    Diary of Hiram Flagg's voyage on the bark "Edward Everett" from Boston to San Francisco, beginning on January 11, 1849 and ending on July 6, 1849. Contains a record of the names, occupations, residence, and age of the ships 150 passengers. Entries are brief noting location (Lat/Long), sailing conditions and personal observations. Contains description of Valparaíso where they docked for 5 days. The final diary entry is dated May 10, 1851 stating that he has returned to Massachusetts via New York after 18 months in California.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94107.

    Related Archival Materials note

    Typed transcript of original diary, C058849.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Navigation--Chile--Horn, Cape
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--History
    Ships.
    Valparaiso (Chile)
    Voyages and travels -- 19th century