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Edwin R. Bishop letters: A.L.S., 1850 March 17 - 1851 April 11.
BANC MSS 88/172 c
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Title:

Edwin R. Bishop letters: A.L.S., 1850 March 17 - 1851 April 11

Creator/Contributor:

Bishop, Edwin R., creator

Abstract:

Letter of 17 March 1850 - 8 May 1850 written while enroute to San Francisco to a Mr. Allen in Ohio, has the character of a letter-diary and describes the voyage from Cape St. Lucas to a port south of San Diego. The letter is full of the trials and tribulations of the passengers such as lack of food, lack of coal, difficulties in obtaining wood, hostile fights among the passengers, their disagreements with the captain and other events of his journey. Letter of 11 April 1951 written to his wife, sending her money and instructions to get ready to come to California to join him in the summer.

Date:

1850 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Voyages to the Pacific coast
California -- Gold discoveries

Physical Description:

2 letters (12 pages).

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 88/172 c

Origin:

California