Title:E.A. Upton diaries, 1849-1850
Creator/Contributor:Upton, E. A., creator, author.
Contains four pocket diaries covering his experiences after arrival in San Francisco from September 8, 1849 to September 26,
1850. Events described include: a trip up the Sacramento River on the Pantuxit to Sacramento; digging for gold as a member
of a mining association in the vicinity of Horse Shoe Bar; return to San Francisco; work as supercargo on the schooner John
B. Whiting in the Pacific Coast trade, stopping at Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles; work in the American
Exchange Hotel in Los Angeles; return to mining. Some notes and accounts are included in each volume and loose pages of accounts
are at the end of volume 4. According to one diary entry, the volume covering April 1 to August 18, 1850 was lost. Also includes
typescript carbon transcripts.
Upton, E. A -- Diaries
Gold miners -- California
Gold mines and mining -- California
Hotels -- California -- Los Angeles
Coastwise shipping -- Pacific Coast (North America)
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Sacramento (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Monterey (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Santa Cruz (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Santa Barbara (Calif.) -- Description and travel
California -- Gold discoveries
E.A. Upton diaries, 1849-1850, BANC MSS 78/48 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
4 in 1.
BANC MSS 78/48 c v.1 (diaries)
BANC MSS 78/48 c v.2 (transcript)