The diary consists of brief daily entries by Edward Butterworth written during his journey from Boston to San Francisco in
Little is known about Edward Butterworth. He traveled from Boston to San Francisco in 1849-1850, approximately twelve months
after the beginning of the California Gold Rush. Given the fact that he worked a number of jobs once he arrived in California–assistant
to a beer man, a laborer on board a ship–it seems that he did not have a formal profession. His diction suggests that he was
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