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A guide to the Voyage from California to Washington Territory, 1876
HDC0298 (SAFR 17193)  
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Voyage from California to Washington Territory (SAFR 17193, HDC 298) was based on a two-part letter by Cornelia Experience Comstock Jenner dated 5 and 11 December 1876. The voyage dates were 19 November to 10 December 1876. In addition, there is a transcription of a brief letter written on 15 December 1876. On pages eight to ten, notes numbering 1 through 37 are listed. Pages eleven and twelve list a daily chronology and brief note for each day of the voyage. The collection is available for research use without restriction.
Cornelia Experience Comstock Jenner was born 14 July 1846 in the small settlement of Jenksville, Tioga County, New York. She was the elder daughter of Ichabod Comstock and Philena Robinson Comstock. She arrived in San Francisco over the newly opened transcontinental railroad on 6 October 1869 with the intention of remaining two years as a music teacher in Mendocino. She married Charles Kirkham Jenner in 1870 and they settled in Healdsburg, Sonoma County until they relocated to Washington Territory in 1876.
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