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Title Personal Correspondence with the Family
Reference MS 61, folder 1
Library California Historical Society
Collection Edward G H Anthony Letters: 1848-1853
Date Aug 1848 - Jan 1850
Author / Creator Anthony, Edward G H
Description Letters from or concerning Edward G H Anthony, a Gold Rush forty-niner who sailed aboard the bark Susan as a member of the New York and California Aurelian Company. While some letters precede the voyage and are written from Cincinnati and Chesapeake Bay, most of the letters from Anthony to his family are written during or since the voyage. Includes one newspaper clipping of an excerpt from a letter written by Anthony in 1849 from San Francisco.
Document Type Correspondence, Manuscript
Theme(s) Travel and Tourism; Exploration and Discovery; Trade and Commerce
Keywords voyage, gold, mining, Gold Rush, correspondence, letter, family, travel, business, pioneer, forty-niner, bark, ship, sea, journey, company, commerce, office, firm, seafaring, weather, hymn
Countries USA
Places California; Cape Horn; Cincinnati; Chesapeake Bay
Ports New York, USA; San Francisco, USA
Company New York and California Aurelian Company
Ships Susan
People John Holland Chance
Additional Information The California Aurelian Company was a gold mining company formed by several individuals who sailed from New York to San Francisco, via Cape Horn, beginning c. April and arriving October 1849.

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