Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Benjamin Dore diary, 1849-1852.
BANC MSS 87/178 c port.; BANC MSS 87/178 c vol.; BANC FILM 3351 positive microfilm
Collection Overview

Title:

Benjamin Dore diary, 1849-1852

Creator/Contributor:

Dore, Benjamin, 1825-1906, creator

Abstract:

Benjamin Dore diary describes his voyage on the ship "Cantero" from Maine to San Francisco, with stops at St. Catherine Island off the coast of Brazil, and at Valparaiso, Chile. Also includes accounts of the first steamboat voyage up Humboldt Bay, records of incidents in Sacramento; Napa; Portland, Oregon; and Vancouver, Washington; embellished with sketches and decorations, and a short word list of Chinook.

Date:

1849 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Cantero (Bark)
Voyages to the Pacific coast
Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Personal narratives
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Vancouver (Wash.) -- Description and travel
Portland (Or.) -- Description and travel
Napa County (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Valparaíso (Chile) -- Description and travel
Sacramento (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Humboldt Bay (Calif.)

Note:

Also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3351.
Photograph transferred to Pictorial Collections (BANC PIC 1988.036--PIC)
Carpenter, businessman from Bangor, Maine; later elected to California State Legislature.
Excerpts published as "Journal of Benjamin Dore, 1849-1850," California Historical Society Quarterly, July 1923.

Type:

Diaries.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (146 p.) and 1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)
1 microfilm reel : negative (Box 3516) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 87/178 c port.
BANC MSS 87/178 c vol.
BANC FILM 3351 positive microfilm

Origin:

California