Title:James William Foster correspondence approximately 1857-1906
Creator/Contributor:Foster, James William, creator, correspondent.
Handwritten letters of a seaman from Beverly, Massachusetts, James William Foster, to various family members. Written from
various ports of call from Alabama, New York, Jamaica, and Charleston, South Carolina, among others, the letters describe
ship names, ports of call, and daily activities. Also includes 10 letters written from the Pacific including San Francisco,
Hong Kong, New South Wales, among others. Later letters concern the disposition of Foster's estate, including his San Francisco
bank account, the records of which were lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fires.
Foster, James William -- Correspondence
Sailors -- United States -- Correspondence
Sailors -- Massachusetts -- Correspondence
James William Foster correspondence, BANC MSS 2007/221, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase from Carmen D. Valentino ; 2007.
BANC MSS 2007/221 v.1
BANC MSS 2007/221