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Finding Aid of the Cudsworth, Abel W. Journal C058781
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Abel W. Cudsworth's journal is handwritten in ink and provides daily entries covering the 7 month voyage aboard the Brig "Triumph" from Boston to San Francisco around Cape Horn. The "Triumph" left Boston on November 11, 1849, arrived in Rio de Janero on Jan 17, 1850, reached Juan Fernandez on March 30, and sailed into San Francisco on June 6th, 1850. Cudsworth lists the 45 Passengers and 12 crew by name. The journal provides good descriptions of life aboard ship. Toward the end of the entries, Cudsworth sums it up, "Impatiently waiting the termination of this long tedious, and somewhat unpleasant voyage."
1.0 folder 1 bound journal, unlinded, handwritten in ink, legible, 94 pages of writting
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