Title:Jones P. Veazie letters: Bangor, Me., 1849, 1851
Creator/Contributor:Veazie, Jones P., creator, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Young, W. N., correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Martin, James, correspondent.
Two handwritten letters addressed to Jones P. Veazie in Bangor, Maine, from persons traveling aboard ships in the Pacific
containing details of their trips, conditions on ship, and observations of ship traffic and the market for commodities in
California. One letter (4 p.) is from W.N. Young, dated December 28, 1849, aboard a ship off the coast of Valparaiso, Chile
on the way to San Francisco, Calif. Young describes a long tedious ocean passage of 128 days and gives other details of ship
life. The other letter (4 p.) is from James [?] Martin, dated May 16, 1851, aboard the ship Brant in Honolulu, Sandwich Islands
(i.e. Hawaii). Martin describes difficult conditions on the ship battling sickness, fever, and mosquitos. He also gives details
of ship traffic and market conditions for various commodites in San Francisco.
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-us-hi
Veazie, Jones P -- Correspondence
Young, W. N -- Correspondence
Martin, James -- Correspondence
Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Personal narratives
Voyages and travels
California -- Gold discoveries
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Commerce
Honolulu (Hawaii) -- Commerce
Jones P. Veazie letters : Bangor, Me., 1849 and 1851, BANC MSS 2012/69, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Ken Harrison Western Americana ; 20120802.
BANC MSS 2012/69