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Title John I Stickney Diary and Certificate: 1836-1850 (bulk 1849-1850)
Reference MS 2075
Library California Historical Society
Collection Templeton Crocker Collection
Date 1836-1850
Author / Creator Stickney, John I
Description Draft and finished copy of diary documenting Stickney's voyage from Newburyport, Massachusetts, to San Francisco, California, via Cape Horn aboard the ship Annah (December 1849 - May 1850). Describes Christmas and music aboard the ship, the island of Juan Fernandez, and means of receiving mail at the US post office in San Francisco. Includes a certificate (1836) appointing Stickney to the office of postmaster at East Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Document Type Journal, Manuscript
Theme(s) Travel and Tourism; Trade and Commerce; Transport and Communication
Keywords voyage, pioneer, mail, Christmas, music, ship, vessel, seafaring, postmaster, journey, office, geography, weather, sailor, crew
Countries Chile; USA
Places Cape Horn; Juan Fernández Islands; East Haverhill; Massachusetts; South America; California
Ports Newburyport, USA; San Francisco, USA
Ships Annah, Dominga
Additional Information 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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