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Inventory of the Schooner "Mabel and Edith" Document, 1869-1871
MS 75  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Collection Description
  • Historical Background

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Schooner "Mabel and Edith" Document,
    Date (inclusive): 1869-1871
    Collection number: MS 75
    Creator: Schooner "Mabel and Edith"
    Extent: 1 volume
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Shelf location: Big Four Building or off-site storage. Please contact the Library in advance of your visit.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Gift of Southern Pacific Company

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Senior Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Schooner "Mabel and Edith" Document, MS 75, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

    Collection Description

    One volume records pay to deck hands and other workers on the river schooner "Mabel and Edith." This vessel shipped freight for the Southern Pacific and other railroads. Receipts are signed by the shipmaster George Franklin Whitcomb, San Francisco. Information includes date, employee name, rate of pay, length of service, and the signature of the payee.

    Historical Background

    Until the completion of comprehensive railroad connections, small maritime vessels carried freight and passenger traffic along California's inland waterways. The "Mabel and Edith" was one such watercraft.