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Finding Aid for the Edward Butterworth Diary, 1849-[1859?]
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The diary consists of brief daily entries by Edward Butterworth written during his journey from Boston to San Francisco in 1849-1850.
Little is known about Edward Butterworth. He traveled from Boston to San Francisco in 1849-1850, approximately twelve months after the beginning of the California Gold Rush. Given the fact that he worked a number of jobs once he arrived in California–assistant to a beer man, a laborer on board a ship–it seems that he did not have a formal profession. His diction suggests that he was British.
40 leaves : ruled blue paper ; 200 x 160 mm. bound to 206 x 175 mm.
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