Title:John McCrackan letters to his family: and biographical information, 1849-1853
Creator/Contributor:McCrackan, John., creator
Letters describe his voyage from New York around the Horn to San Francisco on the ship Balance, with extensive comment on
fellow passengers and crew, bird and marine life, stops in Talcahuano and Concepción, Chile; legal practice in San Francisco
specializing in land title and water lot cases; property owned; political activities as Whig and Independent; actions of 1851
vigilance committee; civic events; social life and excursions (to the northern California missions, Sacramento, Stockton,
and the mines near Quartzburg); and visits to a stock ranch in Sonoma County.
Box 1, Apr. 1849 - Sept. 1851; box 2, Oct. 1851 - Dec. 1853.
With these also: a volume of typed transcripts of letters, Apr. 1 - Nov. 7, 1849. Biographical information on McCrackan in
San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1851.
Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Personal narratives
Lawyers -- California -- San Francisco
Gold mines and mining -- California
Livestock -- California
Chile -- Description and travel
California -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Lands
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Politics and government
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Copies of Boxes 1 and 2 : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2824 (Box 1 on reel 1, Box 2 on reel 2).
Several early San Francisco prints transferred to the Pictorial Collections and to the map collection of The Bancroft Library
(BANC PIC 1939.007 and G4364.S5 1851 G6). Some bear annotations.
2 microfilm reels : negative (BNEG Box 3183, 523 frames Box 1, BNEG Box 3184, 561 frames Box 2) and positive.
BANC FILM 2824 Reel 1
BANC MSS C-B 444 Box 1
BANC MSS C-B 444 transc.
BANC MSS C-B 444 Box 2
BANC FILM 2824 Reel 2