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Kimball (Charles P.) Diaries, Vol 1
C058764  
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  • Scope and Contents
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  • Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Title: Charles P. Kimball Diary, Vol 1
    Identifier/Call Number: C058764
    Identifier/Call Number: 1189
    Physical Description: 1 folder 1 Bound lined journal
    Date (inclusive): 1839 -1842
    Abstract: This is the first of four volumnes of diaries of Charles P Kimball covering the time period from January 1839 to December 1842. It is the daily record of a young man, 18 years old at the beginning, living on a farm outside of Bangor, Maine. The entries record his daily activites at the farm and in school in some detail. The second volume of the diaries (C058765) covers the time period from December 1844 to August 1845. He is still living and working on the farm and also attends school at Bridgeton, Massachusetts. He also is trained to be a carriagemaker. The third volume of the diaries (C058766) run from September 1845 to June 1846. He describes his time at Bridgeton and of moving to Boston. There he attempts to start a carriage making business. The fourth volume covers from June 1846 to January 1848. The daily record includes weather reports, poetry, meetings and business. He travels to various towns in Massachusetts and plans to open a carriage making shop in Norway, Ma.
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    This is the first of four volumes of diaries of Charles P Kimball covering the time period from January 1839 to December 1842. It is the daily record of a young man, 18 years old at the beginning, living on a farm outside of Bangor, Maine. The entries record his daily activites at the farm and in school in some detail.
    The second volume of the diaries (C058765) covers the time period from December 1844 to August 1845. He is still living and working on the farm and also attends school at Bridgeton, Massachusetts. He also is trained to be a carriagemaker.
    The third volume of the diaries (C058766) run from September 1845 to June 1846. He describes his time at Bridgeton and of moving to Boston. There he attempts to start a carriage making business.
    The fourth volume covers from June 1846 to January 1848. The daily record includes weather reports, poetry, meetings and business. He travels to various towns in Massachusetts and plans to open a carriage making shop in Norway, Ma.

    Biographical / Historical

    Charles P. Kimball was born 07/11/1821 in Bangor, Maine. His journey to California took place aboard the "Boston" and arrived in San Francisco 07/06/1849. In San Francisco he ran a shop "The Noisy Carrier Publishing Hall", located on the Long Wharf in San Francisco, which had the largest variety of out of town papers in the city. He became a member of the Vigilance Committee, The Society of California Pioneers, the Mechanics' Institute, and Yerba Buena Lodge, No. 15, I.O.O.F.. He was also the owner of "The Noisy Carrier Book and Stationery Co." He was the publisher of the first San Francisco Directory in 1850

    Existence and Location of Originals

    The Society of California Pioneers, 101 Montgomery St., Suite 150 The Presidio oF San Francisco, San Francisco CA,95129

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Source and Date of acquisition unknown

    Preferred Citation

    Charles P. Kimball Diary, Vol 1, The Society of California Pioneers

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on access

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection open for research

    Related Materials

    C058684 - Kimball, Charles P Papers, 1840 to 1920 C058897 – Kimball, Charles P Papers, 1876 to 1908

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Diaries
    Frontier and pioneer life – California
    Pioneers -- California
    Society of California Pioneers
    New England--History--19th century.
    Boston (Mass.)