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Finding Aid to the Addington family papers, 1793-1941 (bulk 1871-1921)
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Letters from Daniel Davis to Harriet Davis 1849-1853

 

Boston

Box 1, Folder 1

1849 September 12

Scope and Content Note

Describes various ships' accommodations, eagerness of emigrants to go to California.
Box 1, Folder 1

1849 September 17

Scope and Content Note

Describes trip to Bunker Hill Monument and the Boston Navy Yard.
Box 1, Folder 1

1849 September 19

Scope and Content Note

Expresses feelings on leasing home; describes system of "shares" in ship's companies. Has engaged passage on the Daniel Webster, which he describes. Mentions Vermonters in Boston, and a tailors' strike and protest march.
Box 1, Folder 1

1849 September 19-20

Scope and Content Note

Describes Mt. Auburn Cemetery; encounter with a woman whose husband and son are leaving for California.
Box 1, Folder 1

1849 September 21

Scope and Content Note

Has met friends, and had daguerrotype taken; describes mining tools.
Box 1, Folder 1

1849 September 22

Scope and Content Note

Has learned he is entitled to a "protection" (i.e. insurance); describes eagerness of emigrants to sail.
 

On board the Daniel Webster

Box 1, Folder 1

1849 November 3

Scope and Content Note

Explains his desire to leave home; describes feelings upon embarking, seasickness, weather, passengers.
Box 1, Folder 1

1849 November 18

Scope and Content Note

"Speaking a ship" (meeting another vessel at sea)
Box 1, Folder 1

1849 November 20

Scope and Content Note

Describes ship's temperance society, other occupation and pranks. Excerpts from his journal--a porpoise caught.
 

Rio de Janiero

Box 1, Folder 1

1849 November 27

Scope and Content Note

Tells of arrival at Rio de Janiero, harbor renulations, trouble on another ship (the Chester.
Box 1, Folder 1

1849 November 21-27

Scope and Content Note

Sketch of the Rio de Janiero lighthouse with description of harbor and ships.
Box 1, Folder 1

1849 November 30

Scope and Content Note

Describes Rio de Janiero: slaves, market, money, liquor.
 

On board the Daniel Webster

Box 1, Folder 1

1850 February 14

Scope and Content Note

Rounding the Horn; albatross and penguins; voyage from Rio de Janiero.
 

Valparaiso

Box 1, Folder 1

1850 February 23

Scope and Content Note

Describes Valparaiso, prices, cemetery, harbor; tension between Chileans and Yankees.
Box 1, Folder 1

1850 February 24

Scope and Content Note

Vice and temptation in Valparaiso; vegetable sizes.
 

San Francisco

Box 1, Folder 1

1850 October 17

Scope and Content Note

Vice and crime in the city; has had bad luck and illness since arrival; area offers "no inducements to permanent settlement".
 

Marysville

Box 1, Folder 1

1850 December 25

Scope and Content Note

Complains of not receiving mail; discusses "state of society" in California; describes local Indians, and weather; has learned some Spanish.
Box 1, Folder 1

1850 December 27

Scope and Content Note

Personal health and situation; has job in a store; women in California; miners turning to ranching; discomfort of "camping out".
Box 1, Folder 1

1851 January 1

Scope and Content Note

Thoughts on his character; fate of some fellow passengers and a story of a miner who made good.
Box 1, Folder 1

1851 January 28

Scope and Content Note

Written on lettersheet with view of San Francisco; describes site and weather at Marysville, and California geography .
Box 1, Folder 1

1851 February 25

Scope and Content Note

Has resolved to remain in California for the present; desires news of friends.
Box 1, Folder 1

1851 May 9

Scope and Content Note

San Francisco fire; loss of Job; tired of California and may come home; sends $50 home by a friend.
Box 1, Folder 1

1851 October 25

Scope and Content Note

Has been in the mountains since May; capture by Indians; illness; netting used to the steno, his own case not typical.
Box 1, Folder 1

1851 November 12

Scope and Content Note

Glowing description of the free life of California (including camping - also see letter 1850 December 27)
Box 1, Folder 1

1852 January 19

Scope and Content Note

Replies to a "moral lecture" from sister with thought on life and character.
Box 1, Folder 1

1852 January 25

Scope and Content Note

Friend has not delivered $50; replies to home news.
Box 1, Folder 1

1852 February 24

Scope and Content Note

Personal affairs; has had measles; compares California weather with Vermont's.
Box 1, Folder 1

1852 March 7

Scope and Content Note

Flooding at Marysville.
Box 1, Folder 1

1852 March 22

Scope and Content Note

A large robbery; Marysville authorities vs. Vigilance Committee.
Box 1, Folder 1

1852 March 28

Scope and Content Note

Describes feelings about home and lack of a "social disposition".
Box 1, Folder 1

1852 May 30

Scope and Content Note

Getting on better, thinking less of going home; stories of California generally exaggerated.
Box 1, Folder 1

1852 June 5

Scope and Content Note

Health and food; old friends; brother's career as a school teacher.
Box 1, Folder 1

1852 October 12

Scope and Content Note

Usefulness of his own teaching career; life and growing up; aftermath of spring floods.
Box 1, Folder 1

1853 January 25

Scope and Content Note

Loneliness; a hard winter; high prices; lack of work; refers to "seeing the elephant".
Box 1, Folder 1

1853 March 13

Scope and Content Note

Australia gold fever; a city election; prices.
 

Letters to Daniel Davis

Box 1, Folder 2

1852-1897

Box 1, Folder 3

Regarding Arunah Huntington Estate 1881-1885

 

Letters to Sara Davis Addington

Box 1, Folder 4

Regarding Daniel Davis Estate 1900-1901

Box 1, Folder 5

Regarding A.J. Davis Estate 1911-1914

Box 1, Folder 6-8

1888-1904

Box 1, Folder 9

From Clinton H. Addington 1904

Box 1, Folder 10-12

1905-1921

Box 2, Folder 13

Letters to Clinton H. Addington 1886-1921

Box 2, Folder 14

Letters to Lois Addington 1913-1941

Box 2, Folder 15

Letters to Charlotte Bruce Davis 1868-1881

 

Letters to Gertrude Patten Addington

Box 2, Folder 16

From Willliam Henry Addington, Jr. 1863-1874

Box 2, Folder 17

From her sons 1886-1889

Box 2, Folder 18

From Edgerton Family 1887-1889

Box 2, Folder 19

Miscellaneous 1863-1888

 

Letters to William Henry Addington Jr.

Box 2, Folder 20

From Gertrude Patten Addington 1863-1874

Box 2, Folder 21

Miscellaneous 1868-1892

Box 2, Folder 22

Letters to David Fatten 1872-1873

Box 2, Folder 23

Family genealogy (Davis-Addington) and partial family trees

Box 2, Folder 24

Obituary scrapbook (Addington-Edgerton-Patten)

Box 2, Folder 25

Account Book of Daniel Davis 1862-1868

Box 2, Folder 26

Autograph Album of Sara Davis (including autographs to Daniel Davis, 1842) 1882

Box 2, Folder 27

Cookbook Compiled by the Ladies' Guild of First Baptist Church (Osage, Iowa) 1906

Box 2, Folder 28

Portfolio--Gift to Sara Davis 1884

 

Ephemera

Box 2, Folder 29

Addington & Edgerton

Box 2, Folder 30

Lois Addington