Title:James Wall Schureman letters, 1842-1851
Creator/Contributor:Schureman, James Wall, d. 1852, creator
Creator/Contributor:Smith, Caleb, d. 1874, Correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Lovell, Charles Swain, 1811-1871, Correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Keyes, Erasmus D. (Erasmus Darwin), 1810-1895, Correspondent.
Written by a young army officer, describing life at military posts in Louisiana and Michigan; experiences (1846-1848) in Mexico
during the Mexican-American War; voyage around the Horn (Dec. 1848-July 1849) on the ship Mary and Adeline, via Rio and Valparaiso;
effect of gold fever in Valparaiso and San Francisco; posts in Benicia and at Rancho del Chino; travels in the Sierra Nevada
as escort to Colonel Warner's party; growth of Benicia, Sacramento, and San Francisco; description of Los Angeles; Indian
depredations, particularly in Southern California; crime and criminals, especially the Lugo brothers; arrival of Mormons in
California, etc. With these, letters from James T. Overstreet, Charles Swain Lovell, Erasmus Darwin Keys, Caleb Smith and
others, concerning the last illness and death of Schureman.
Subject:Mary and Adeline (Ship)
United States. -- Army -- Military life
Voyages to the Pacific coast
Indians of North America -- California
Gold mines and mining -- California
Crime -- California
Mormons -- California
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Criminals -- California
Mexico -- Description and travel
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Description and travel
Valparaíso (Chile) -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Benicia (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Description and travel
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
BANC MSS 84/73 c