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Charles H. Jones letters : Panama, New York, and Placerville, Calif., to his sister : ALS, 1852 Jan. 9-May 9.
BANC MSS 99/139 cz
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Title:

Charles H. Jones letters: Panama, New York, and Placerville, Calif., to his sister : ALS, 1852 Jan. 9-May 9

Creator/Contributor:

Jones, Charles H., creator

Abstract:

Writing from New York, Jan. 9, 1852, Jones describes his trip by train from Readfield, Me., to New York City, where the next day he is to board the steamer Ohio for San Francisco. Writing from Panama City, Jan. 24th, 1852, he describes the very overcrowded steamer Ohio, which dangerously took on too much water in rough seas forcing evacuation to shore, and provided poor food; being unable to get tickets on the Ohio beyond Panama City, Jones purchased tickets on the sailing ship Philena. Writing from Placerville, Calif., May 9, 1852, he describes the long hot voyage due to varying winds, with passengers fighting, and a drunken captain; he and several other passengers changed to the steamer Winfield Scott (had come via the Horn); after a day in San Francisco he took a steamer to Sacramento and a team to Placerville, settling in a log cabin.

Date:

1852 (issued)

Subject:

Ohio (Steamship)
Philena (Sailing ship)
Winfield Scott (Steamship)
Voyages to the Pacific coast
Panama -- Description and travel
Placerville (Calif.)

Physical Description:

print
1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 99/139 cz

Origin:

Various places