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Title Alfred Robinson Logbook and Diary: Volume 1
Reference MS Vault 49
Library California Historical Society
Date 1829-1840
Author / Creator Robinson, Alfred
Description The first volume of a printed log book containing entries for Robinson’s 1829 voyage from Boston to Monterey aboard the ship Brookline.

Includes a few miscellaneous entries, recording a trip from Santa Barbara to Boston (December 1837), and entries written from Massachusetts and at sea en route to Monterey (1839 and 1840). Both this and the second volume contain pencil and watercolor sketches, of land and seascapes, and of a ship, possibly the Brookline.

Document Type Logbook, Journal, Manuscript
Theme(s) Travel and Tourism; Exploration and Discovery
Keywords voyage, log, diary, sketch, letter, correspondence, sea, seafaring, sailor, trade, hide, shipping, skins, business, latitude, longitude, navigation, nautical, storm, climate
Countries USA
Places California
Ports Boston, USA; Monterey, USA; Santa Barbara, USA;
Company Bryant, Sturgis and Company
Ships Brookline
Additional Information Originally from Massachusetts, Robinson went to California in 1829 as the representative of the hide-trading and shipping firm Bryant, Sturgis and Company.

Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the California Historical Society's North Baker Research Library catalogue.

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