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A guide to the John B. Colley (bark) logbook, 1849
HDC0027 (SAFR 13573)  
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: John B. Colley (bark) logbook
    Date: 1849
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0027 (SAFR 13573)
    Physical Description: 1__ unit]EA
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The JOHN B. COLLEY (bark) logbook (SAFR 13573, HDC 27) is comprised of a single volume sea journal written by an unidentified author during a voyage from Norfolk, Virginia to San Francisco, California on the JOHN B. COLLEY (bark) in 1849. 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], HDC0027 (SAFR 13573), John B. Colley (bark) 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

    The JOHN B. COLLEY was a bark built in 1847 in Norfolk, Virginia. The collection material covers a voyage from Norfolk on March 8, 1849. She arrived San Francisco on December 10, 1849, carrying 29 passengers and 12 crew, under command of Captain William Smith. The voyage was apparently quite miserable for passengers. Other records show the bark calling in New York in 1852,; and later it arrived at Astoria, Washington on March 7, 1854, from New York. Final disposition of the vessel is unknown.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The JOHN B. COLLEY (bark) logbook (SAFR 13573, HDC 27) is comprised of a single volume sea journal written by an unidentified author during a voyage from Norfolk, Virginia to San Francisco, California on the JOHN B. COLLEY (bark) in 1849. This collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.
    In 1849, the JOHN B. COLLEY departed from Norfolk, Virginia destined for San Francisco,California.This sea journal was kept by an unidentified author. The title is "A Tribute to those life-lasting feelings of Disgust, Contempt and Scorn Unanimously entertained, By the Passengers, Officers and Crews of the Bark John G. Colley; For Captain William Smith of New York." The journal begins with a letter to the "Passengers, Officers and Crew, and Fellow Sufferors & to Thomas P. Johnson, Esquire." It is signed by "The Author." The tribute is in two parts and is composed of rhyming verse.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a one item collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    sea poetry
    Gold Rush--California--1840-1850
    Mutiny
    Logbook