Title:Letters to Charles W. Morgan, 1831-1846
Creator/Contributor:Morgan, Charles W., fl. 1831-1846, creator
Creator/Contributor:Worth, George B.
Creator/Contributor:Jenkins, James, fl. 1836
Creator/Contributor:Simmons, Bezer, 1810-1850
Letters from the officers of three ships engaged in trading and whaling on the coasts of California and Latin America. Contains:
letter from George B. Worth, 1831 Oct. 12 (ALS,  p.), sent via the clipper ship Courier from Payta (Paita), Peru, describing
whaling conditions; letter from James Jenkins, 1836 Dec. 3 (ALS,  p.), from the Benezet [?] at Guaymas, Mexico, including
mention of political turmoil in California; and letter from B[ezer?] Simmons, 1846 Nov. 2 (ALS,  p.), on board the ship
Magnolia, including mention of the beginning of the war with Mexico and the situation near San Diego.
Subject:Whaling -- United States -- History -- Sources
Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Personal narratives
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Personal narratives
BANC MSS 82/143 c box 3