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John Pond Farmer diary, 1849-1850.
BANC MSS 2007/145 v. 1; BANC MSS 2007/145 v. 2; BANC MSS 2007/145
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Title:

John Pond Farmer diary, 1849-1850
Journal of a voyage from Boston to San Francisco on board the ship Hannibal or lines to my family everyday

Creator/Contributor:

Farmer, John Pond, 1809-, creator, author.

Abstract:

Diary kept daily while on journey to California aboard the ship Hannibal out of Boston on Nov. 21, 1849 and arriving in San Francisco on May 6, 1850. Dutiful log of activities aboard ship including helping with repairs, and a list of passengers and crew. Diary included envelope of gold leaf.

Date:

1849 (issued)

Subject:

Farmer, John Pond -- 1809- -- Diaries
Hannibal (ship)
Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Personal narratives
Blacksmiths -- United States
California -- Gold discoveries

Note:

Transcription available.
Purchase from Marc Selvaggio, Bookseller; 2007.
Related collection: William Edgar Randall diary. (BANC MSS C-F 82)
Accompanying gold leaf has been transferred to the Historical Objects miscellany of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 19xx.031:172--OBJ)
John Pond Farmer, from Massachusetts, was a blacksmith by trade. He worked in Eureka, Calif., and Oregon City and Portland, Ore. after arriving in California in 1850. Farmer eventually moved back to Massachusetts.
In English.

Type:

Passenger lists.
Diaries.
Artifacts.

Physical Description:

print
1 volume (143 pages) ; 17 cm.
37 pages ; 30 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2007/145 v. 1
BANC MSS 2007/145 v. 2
BANC MSS 2007/145

Origin:

California