Register of the Small 19th Century Ocean Travel Collections, 1834-1861

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Small 19th Century Ocean Travel Collections, 1834-1861

Collection number: Mss2

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Small 19th Century Ocean Travel Collections,
Date (inclusive): 1834-1861
Collection number: Mss2
Creator:
Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Small 19th Century Ocean Travel Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Foster, Daniel B.

personal name

Foster, Jacob

personal name

Hitchcock, Edwin

personal name

Foster family

personal name

Wood family

subject

Ocean travel

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Voyages to the Pacific coast

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Women travelers -Diaries

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Whalers -Diaries

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Steamboats -Passenger accomodations

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Steamboats -California -History

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Pacific Ocean -Description and travel

subject

Hawaii -Description and travel

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Cuba -Description and travel

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New Orleans (La.) -Description and travel

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California -History -Sources

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Connecticut -Social life and customs

subject

Ariel (Steamships)

subject

Elizabeth Starbuck (Ship)

subject

Panama (Steamship)

subject

Jane A. Falkenburgh (Steamship)

subject

Henry (Ship)

subject

Herefordshire (Ship)

subject

John Gilpen (Ship)

Biography

Little is known of these five 19th century Americans who sailed the Pacific Ocean during the mid-19th century. Some of them were professional sailors, while others were on the seas for the first, and perhaps only, time in their lives. At least two of the collections contain diaries by women.s

Container List

 

1: BARKES (M.M.) LETTER, 1848 [B255] gift of Reginald R. Stuart [describes steamship voyage from New York to Havana and New Orleans]

 

2: FOSTER (DANIEL B.) PAPERS, 1850-1873 [F754] gift of Reginald R. Stuart [Foster was an Oregon steamship captain and pioneer.]

 

2.1: Daily menus on steamer Panama (1850)

 

2.2: Shipboard diary of Daniel B. Foster, sailing from Astoria, Ore. to Honolulu and back (1872-1873)

 

2.3: Letter from Edwin Hitchcock, Norwich, Conn. to Daniel B. Foster (1850)]

 

3: TABER (CHARLES) JOURNAL, 1834-1837 [T113] [journal of whaling trip around Cape Horn]

 

4: TWIST (JULIA PECK) DIARY, 1861 [T974] gift of Jeanne W. Mullens [diary of trip from New York to San Francisco via Panama]

 

5: WOOD FAMILY DIARIES, 1846; 1857-1858 [W873] gift of Reginald R. Stuart

 

1.1: 1846 diary describes voyage from Newburyport, R.I. via Falkland Islands and Hawaii to Oregon

 

1.2: 1857-1858 woman's diary describes voyage around the Horn from Hawaii to New Bedford, Mass.