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|Title||George O Wilson Travel Diary, 1849-1851|
|Reference||MS Vault 121|
|Library||California Historical Society|
|Author / Creator||Wilson, George Osbourne|
|Description||Journal recording Wilson's voyage from Maine to California via Cape Horn aboard the brig Oriental, 15 September 1849-6 March 1850; a few entries recording his trip from San Francisco to Puget Sound on the brig George Emery, July 1850; then along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, beginning December 1850; and his travels in Oregon Territory to the Stillaguamish River to discover coal, with descriptions of Wilson's observations and interactions with local Native Americans. Includes brief vocabularies of languages of the Chinook and the Stillaguamish Indians.|
|Document Type||Journal, Manuscript|
|Theme(s)||Trade and Commerce; Travel and Tourism; Exploration and Discovery|
|Keywords||voyage, diary, pioneer, discovery, expedition, log, ship, seafaring, indigenous peoples, customs, culture, travel, coal, language, Chinook, Stillaguamish, hunting, Gold Rush, prospecting, passengers|
|Places||Puget Sound; Oregon; California; Cape Horn; Maine; Stillaguamish River; Strait of Juan de Fuca; Pacific Northwest|
|Ports||San Francisco, USA|
|Ships||Oriental, George Emery|
Wilson was a hunter and prospector from Maine who went to California and the Pacific Northwest during the Gold Rush.
Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the California Historical Society's North Baker Research Library catalogue.
|Copyright||California Historical Society|