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John Lawrence Fox journals : mss., 1838-1861.
BANC FILM 2291; BANC MSS 96/101 cz; BANC MSS 96/101 cz
Collection Overview

Title:

John Lawrence Fox journals : mss., 1838-1861

Creator/Contributor:

Fox, John Lawrence, d. 1864, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877

Abstract:

Journal of a cruise in the U.S. Ship Vincennes. Kept by John Lawrence Fox, a surgeon, on board the ship Vincennes, during the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, under the command of Charles Wilkes, in the South Pacific. Fox describes native customs, diseases encountered, geology, natural history, missionary work among the Pacific islanders, and Hawaiian agriculture. Also details customs of the Californios, and the California and Oregon coast trade, with a description of the village of Yerba Buena, later to become San Francisco.
Journal of travels from January 1852 to January 1861. Kept by John Lawrence Fox on the ship San Jacinto in the Atlantic, Baltic, and Caribbean in 1854-1856, and on the ship Mississippi in the Pacific from 1857 to 1861, with details of visits to Manila, China, and Japan. Accompanied by a chronology of Fox's navy career, written in ms. in the 1880s on a folded sheet of U.S. Navy Dept. stationary.

Date:

1838 (issued)

Subject:

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Vincennes (Ship)
San Jacinto (Ship)
Mississippi (Ship)
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
Natural history -- Oceania
Ethnology -- Oceania
Navies -- Officers -- Biography
Surgeons -- Biography
South Pacific Ocean -- Discovery and exploration
Oceania -- Discovery and exploration
Hawaii -- Agriculture -- 19th century
Pacific Coast (U.S.) -- Description and travel
Atlantic Ocean -- Description and travel
Baltic Sea -- Description and travel
Caribbean Sea -- Description and travel
Manila (Philippines) -- Description and travel
China -- Description and travel
Japan -- Description and travel
Yerba Buena (Calif.) -- Description and travel
California -- History -- 19th century

Note:

RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE MICROFILM COPY ONLY WITH CALL NUMBER BANC FILM 2291. Use of originals only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

Type:

biography
Diaries.

Physical Description:

print
2 v. in 1 box (.2 linear ft.)
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 2547) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC FILM 2291
BANC MSS 96/101 cz
BANC MSS 96/101 cz

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE MICROFILM COPY ONLY WITH CALL NUMBER BANC FILM 2291. Use of originals only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.