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A guide to the Copy of the the Log of the Stmr. San Francisco from New York to San Francisco Dec. 1853, 1853-1854
HDC0105 (SAFR 14313)  
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  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Copy of the the Log of the Stmr. San Francisco from New York to San Francisco Dec. 1853
    Date: 1853-1854
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0105 (SAFR 14313)
    Physical Description: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Copy of the the Log of the Stmr. San Francisco from New York to San Francisco Dec. 1853 (SAFR 14313, HDC 105) is comprised of one engine room logbook used during a Pacific Mail Steamship Company passenger voyage from New York to San Francisco between Thursday December 22, 1853 to Wednesday January 4, 1864. The collection has been processed to the collection level and is open to use wihout restrictions.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

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    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0105 (SAFR 14313), Copy of the the Log of the Stmr. San Francisco from New York to San Francisco Dec. 1853, 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

    Copy of the the Log of the Stmr. San Francisco from New York to San Francisco Dec. 1853 (SAFR 14313, HDC 105) is comprised of one engine room logbook used during a Pacific Mail Steamship Company passenger voyage from New York to San Francisco between Thursday December 22, 1853 to Wednesday January 4, 1864. The collection has been processed to the collection level and is open to use wihout restrictions.
    This 42 page engine room logbook is for a trip from New York to San Francisco, December 12, 1853 to January 4, 1854 aboard the SAN FRANCISCO. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company vessel was carrying passengers as well as troops. Beginning entries recorded information about the engine, steam, sails, etc. until the piston rod of the air pump broke. The remainder of the entries account this incident including the storm, bailing, work on the air pump, and meeting other vessels, especially the THREE BELLS of Glasgow (pages 26-42) and ANTARTIC (pages 35-42). During this the troops and passengers are put aboard the bark KILBY of Boston which is homebound. Colonel Gates, commander of the troops, often mentions others in the military.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of a single item.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Death at sea
    Logbooks
    Marine accidents
    Pacific Mail Steamship Company