The finding aid of the Robert B. Bartlett Diary, Vol 2. C058754
Society of California Pioneers
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 150
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129
B-V-8f / B001632
Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
Title: Robert B. Bartlett Diary, Vol 2
Creator: Bartlett, Robert B.
Identifier/Call Number: C058754
Physical Description: 1 folder 1 bound diary 144 pages, handwritten in ink, legible
Date (bulk): 1851
Abstract: This file contains the second hand written, in ink, journal of Robert B. Bartlett This book begins on his 19th birthday, on March 16, 1851. The book is in good condition with the binding intact and the hand writing is clear and legible throughout.
Language of Material: English .
This is the second of 4 diaries written by Robert B. Bartlett covering in total the period from March 16, 1850 to Nov 11, 1856. This diary begins March 16, and ends on Sept 15, 1851. Bartlett is 19 years old and the diary records his daily activities, some items of current news and the weather. On July 17, Bartlett records that his brother George Bartlett had traveled from Boston to San Francisco arriving by schooner around the Horn on January 1, 1850.
Mr. Bartlett here again discusses the weather, his family, logging, and his daily life in Kingston, Massachusetts. At the beginning of 1852, he moves to Providence, Rhode Island. There are also some poems from several newspapers included in his diary. He also highlights the "revolution in Cuba" and states that "yesterday the papers labeled it a hoax..today they labeled it something quite different". Mr. Bartlett is 19 years old and records that his brother George Bartlett has traveled from Boston to San Francisco arriving by schooner around the Horn on January 1, 1850.
The Society of California Pioneers, 101 Montgomery St., Suite 150, The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco CA, 94129
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Robert B. Bartlett Diary Vol 2, The Society of California Pioneers.
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4 volumes of the diary C058753 through C058756
Subjects and Indexing Terms
New England--History--19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life – California
Pioneers -- California -- History -- 19th century
Voyages and travels -- 19th century
Navigation -- Chile -- Horn, Cape