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Jotham Newton papers, [ca. 1846-1859].
BANC MSS C-F 75 v.1 & v.3; BANC MSS C-F 75 v.2 trans.; BANC MSS C-F 75 v.2
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Title:

Jotham Newton papers, [ca. 1846-1859]
Philomatheon Gazette, Shaws Flat, Calif

Creator/Contributor:

Newton, Jotham, b. 1828, creator

Abstract:

V.1 contains his account of a whaling voyage from New Bedford, Mass., around the Horn to the Sandwich Islands and return (Aug. 1846-May 1849) autobiographical notes; reflections on his whaling experiences; moral precepts; Illinois diary (May 3, 1852-Mar. 23, 1853) daily memoranda, etc. V.2 - diary of his overland journey to California from St. Joseph, Mo. to Ione, Calif. First pages lacking; diary begins May 9, 1853 and concludes with arrival at Ione Valley, Sept. 14. At the end of the diary is a copy of an incomplete letter (Oct. 6, 1853) describing his journey. V.3 - five issues of the Philomatheon Gazette, a manuscript newspaper compiled at Shaws Flat, Calif. (Nov. 1858-Mar. 1859)

Date:

1846 (issued)

Subject:

Voyages and travels
Whaling
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Hawaii
Shaws Flat (Calif.)
Ione (Calif.)

Note:

deteriorating; withdrawn from circulation.
Diary, v.2 : RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE MICROFILM OR TRANSCRIPTION COPY ONLY : Use of original only by permission of the Head of Manuscripts Division.
Diary, v.2 : Also available on microfilm.

Physical Description:

print
3 v. in portfolio.
1 microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 854:6) and positive.
32 p. ; 30 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS C-F 75 v.1 & v.3
BANC MSS C-F 75 v.2 trans.
BANC MSS C-F 75 v.2

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Diary, v.2 : RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE MICROFILM OR TRANSCRIPTION COPY ONLY : Use of original only by permission of the Head of Manuscripts Division.