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A guide to the Typescript of California Gold Rush Fleet, 1970-1981
HDC1651 (SAFR 23807)  
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  • Title: Typescript of California Gold Rush Fleet
    Date: 1970-1981
    Date (bulk): 1981
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1651 (SAFR 23807)
    Author: Goodman, John B. (John Bartlett), 1901-1991
    Physical Description: 1 item
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Typescript of California Gold Rush Fleet (SAFR 23807, HDC 1651) is a copy of a typescript entitled, California Gold Rush Fleet: Vessels Sailing From the East Coast of the United States and Canada, December 7, 1848 - December 31, 1849, Together with a Cameo Biography of Each Vessel, by John B. Goodman. It contains encyclopedic entries for 22 of the more than 762 ships covered in the much larger nineteen volume manuscript. Comprising 177 pages, including front matter, seven appendices (A through H) and a bibliography, this photocopy of a portion of the larger work, also includes artwork and foldout hand drawn maps.
    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], HDC1651 (SAFR 23807), Typescript of California Gold Rush Fleet, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-02183
    Typescript was transferred from J. Porter Shaw Library in 2011

    Historical or Biographical Note

    John B. Goodman III (1901 - 1991) was an amateur historian who spent twenty years researching and writing about the hundreds of ships that sailed from the east coast of the United States to California during the Gold Rush.
    Goodman's major unpublished work, was his monumental California Gold Rush Fleet Encyclopedia of Vessels Sailing from the East Coast of the United States and Canada for San Francisco, December 7, 1848 - December 31, 1849. This eleven volume compilation, twenty one years in preparation, supported by eight volumes of addenda, extends to some 5,000 manuscript pages. Comprised of individual histories of 762 ships in alphabetical order, it records a broad spectrum of information derived from many and diverse sources about the multitude of gold rush vessels. The encyclopedia and a separately published key to the work were left by him to the Huntington library in San Moreno, California at his death, on the eve of his 90th birthday. This collection is a copy of twenty-two of these ship's cameo biographies.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Typescript of California Gold Rush Fleet (SAFR 23807, HDC 1651) is a copy of a typescript entitled, California Gold Rush Fleet: Vessels Sailing From the East Coast of the United States and Canada, December 7, 1848 - December 31, 1849, Together with a Cameo Biography of Each Vessel, by John B. Goodman. It contains encyclopedic entries for 22 of the more than 762 ships covered in the much larger nineteen volume manuscript. Comprising 177 pages, including front matter, seven appendices (A through H) and a bibliography, this photocopy of a portion of the larger work, also includes artwork and foldout hand drawn maps.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of one item

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gold Rush--California--1840-1850
    Goodman, John B. (John Bartlett), 1901-1991
    San Francisco Bay (Calif.)--Harbor
    Typescripts
    Maritime history
    Author
    Sailing