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A guide to the Crew Lists and documents, 1851-1858
HDC0050 (SAFR 14044)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Crew Lists and documents
    Date: 1851-1858
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0050 (SAFR 14044)
    Physical Description: 104 items
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Crew Lists and documents (SAFR 14044, HDC 50) collection is comprised of crew lists from different vessels arriving at San Francisco for the Gold Rush in 1851, four hospital returns, a document from the Treasury Department, a Custom House document, an unclaimed merchandise document, and a document with ship measurements from the Port of San Francisco. These documents span the years 1851-1858. This collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    Processing Note

    Note on Description: The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide. P lease cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0050 (SAFR 14044), Crew Lists and documents, 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

    This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Crew Lists and documents (SAFR 14044, HDC 50) collection is comprised of crew lists from different vessels arriving at San Francisco for the Gold Rush in 1851, four hospital returns, a document from the Treasury Department, a Custom House document, an unclaimed merchandise document, and a document with ship measurements from the Port of San Francisco. These documents span the years 1851-1858. This collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.
    The crew members lists contains the vessels name, where it came from before entering port, and the name of the master. Each crew member on board at that time is listed along with how long he was employed. The sale of unclaimed merchandise document lists each item and price it was sold for, dated 1856. The document from the Port of San Francisco is a surveyors report to description and measurements of a new vessel dated 1853. New York Custom House document dated 1858 regarding consigned merchandise and advising it be withheld for 60 days. Treasury Department dated 1857 regarding warehouse bonds were received. Four Hospital Return documents with lists of seaman's names and how much money was retained from their pay.

    Collection Arrangement

    Crew lists arranged alphabetically by ship name in four folders.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gold rushes--California--1850-1860.
    Ships
    Crew lists
    Pacific Coast (Calif.)
    San Francisco (Calif.)