Title:Ferdinand C. Ewer journals, 1849 Apr.-Nov
Ferdinand Cartwright Ewer journals
Creator/Contributor:Ewer, Ferdinand C. (Ferdinand Cartwright), 1826-1883, creator
Written while on journey over sea in the York as a member of The Pacific Company or Pacific Mining Company. A list of members
is pasted on the journal. George N. Cheever was master.
Cheever, George N
Ewer, Ferdinand C. (Ferdinand Cartwright) -- 1826-1883 -- Diaries
Pacific Mining Company.
Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Personal narratives
Gold mines and mining -- California
According to a Boston, Mass. newspaper of January 26, 1849, The Pacific Company purchased the York to sail from Boston on
February 20 to San Francisco with up to 30 "associates" at $1,000 each. The ship was to serve as home in California for 2
years. The ship arrived in San Francisco on Sept. 16, 1849.
Ferdinand Cartwright Ewer was born in Nantucket, Mass., and graduated from Harvard in 1848. While in San Francisco he was
a journalist and eventually became the rector at Grace Church in San Francisco. He returned east in 1860 where he continued
to serve in the Episcopal Church.
1 box (.2 linear ft.)
BANC MSS 81/157 c