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  • Title: Cudsworth, Abel W. Journal
    Identifier/Call Number: C058781
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder 1 bound journal, unlinded, handwritten in ink, legible, 94 pages of writting
    Date: 1849 to 1867
    Abstract: 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."
    creator: Cudsworth, Abel W

    Scope and Contents note

    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."
    Days are spent reading novels, gambling, playing music, singing, and playing checkers, chess and backgammon. There are disputes amoung the passengers. One crewman is swept overboard and lost at sea. He provides a description of both Rio de Janero and the Juan Fernandez Islands (off the coast of Chile). The passage around the Horn is long and rough with continual headwinds slowing their passage.
    The last 2 pages of the journal summarize Cudsworth's employment in San Francisco from 1850 to 1867. He only spent 2 months up at the mines.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access

    Preferred Citation note

    Cudsworth, Abel W Journal, The Society of California Pioneers

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers

    Donor

    Gift of Mrs. Fowler Mallet, 1931

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Badger, C L
    Badger, L C
    Barnhard, Louis D
    Berry, John, 2nd Mate
    Brotherson, Samuel
    Brown, Leonard B
    Brownell, Chas E
    Burt, Henry
    Burt, Hiram, Captain
    Chace, Nathan H
    Coggshall, Henry
    Coggshall, Hezkiah
    Comely, Wm.
    Crane, Thomas B
    Cummings, D T
    Cummings, Leonard B
    Cummings, Sylvester
    Curtis, James
    Cutworth, Abel W
    Danforth, D Bowers
    Davis, A G
    Dolloff, Franklin
    Edson, Daniel
    Edson, William
    Emery, C H
    Fisk, John
    Hathaway, John
    Hathaway, Levi
    Hoxie, David
    Kimball, S P
    Libbey, Rueben
    Libby, Neilson, 1st Mate
    Liscomb, John
    Loring, G
    Lynn, Orin H
    Mason, Naham
    Maynard, Norman
    Menlery, Thomas
    Moulton, Charles
    Nichols, Walter
    Philips, James O
    Philips, John M
    Pitts, Charles
    Rice, C
    Roberts, John W
    Sherman, Edwin
    Sherman, John T
    Staples, Jacob C
    Sullivan, John
    Thrain, John
    Tilten, John H
    Turner, Charles
    Tyler, Cornelius P
    Walker, B
    Walker, James E
    Wentworth, John P
    Young, Robbert
    California, Northern - History - 19th century.
    Navigation--Chile--Horn, Cape
    Voyages and travels -- 19th century
    Voyages to the Pacific coast