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Newmark (Myer J.) Journal, 1852-1853
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The journal titled, "Incidents of a Voyage from New York to San Francisco around Cape Horn in the good ship Carrington, F.B. French Commander. Commenced Dec 15, 1852. Ended April 20th 1853," was hand-written by Myer J. Newmark when he was approximately 12 years old. Myer J. Newmark was the cousin of Harris Newmark, author of Sixty Years in Southern California.
Myer Joseph Newmark (1838-1911) was the cousin of Harris Newmark, author of Sixty Years in Southern California. Born in New York in 1838 to Joseph and Rosa (Levy) Newmark, Myer was the second of six children. His father, an observant Jew, came from a long line of rabbis in Poland and Germany. Myer was educated in New York and England, where he lived with his maternal grandparents, attending grammar school and later New York's Columbia College for a short time. He celebrated his bar mitzvah a year before making the voyage to California.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 bound volume)
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