A guide to the Petrel (schooner) logbook, 1849

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2012

A Guide to the Petrel (schooner) logbook

HDC0111

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, National Park Service
2012, National Park Service

Title: Petrel (schooner) logbook
Date: 1849
Identifier/Call Number: HDC0111 (SAFR 14026)
Physical Description: 1 item.
Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Abstract: The first half of this volume is a chronometer book and the second half is a cash book for a vessel departing from Hong Kong on 30 May 1849 and arriving in San Francisco on 21 August 1849. The auther may have been Robert Pennington. The chronometer book gives reading, longitude and latitude and seldom comments on weather and sail. The cash book notes daily expenditures and balances. There is a photocopy of a page from the "Quarterly of the Society of Pioneers" dated 31 December 1924. The article is titled "Harbormaster's list of arrivals March 26, 1949 to December 30, 1849." The volume is available for research use without restriction.
Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
Language(s): In English.

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Preferred Citation

[Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0111 (SAFR 14026), Petrel (schooner) logbook, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Acquisition Information

SAFR-00001
This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Historical or Biographical Note

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Collection Scope and Content

The first half of this volume is a chronometer book and the second half is a cash book for a vessel departing from Hong Kong on 30 May 1849 and arriving in San Francisco on 21 August 1849. The auther may have been Robert Pennington. The chronometer book gives reading, longitude and latitude and seldom comments on weather and sail. The cash book notes daily expenditures and balances. There is a photocopy of a page from the "Quarterly of the Society of Pioneers" dated 31 December 1924. The article is titled "Harbormaster's list of arrivals March 26, 1949 to December 30, 1849." The volume is available for research use without restriction.

Collection Arrangement

This collection consists of one volume.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gold Rush--California--1840-1850
Petrel (schooner)
Logbook