1849 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT GOLD RUSH ERA WORK DIARY OF A BOSTON FREIGHT HANDLING COMPANY

By: UNIDENTIFIED

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On offer is a super, original leather-bound handwritten daily Diary/Account book of an unidentified freight handling company out of Boston who loaded ships, many bound for California and the Gold Rush, on the various wharves from Boston to Charlestown from Feb-April of 1849. It is handwritten in black ink and contains daily entries of goods & supplies from various Boston businesses to the myriad of ships taking on supplies on the huge array of wharves in Boston. The diary begins in early February in East Boston but by Feb. 15 the log details barrels of this and that going to as many as three ships a day, each time logging in this book both the names of the Brig/Schooner/Steamer or Ship and the exact Wharf in Boston that they were moored. This book will be of particular to researchers of the California Gold Rush. Many of these Gold Rush ships were are detailed among Commercial Wharf, Long Wharf, Foster's Wharf, Battery Wharf, India Wharf, Charlestown and at least 15 other wharves mentioned in this book. There are a many whalers who made port in this list too- like the Ship Coral, which was taking on supplies here in March of 1849. Other ships of note include: Bark Emma Isadora, Bark Nashua, Brig California, Brig Dudley, Brig Brazilian, Schooner G H Montague, Brig Commerce, Schooner Coral, Ship Sarah, Schooner Hope, Brig Alvarado, Brig Lady Adams, Schooner S C Phillips, Bark Helen Augusta, Schooner Fanny, Schooner New Jersey, Schooner Argus, Bark Nashua, Ship Benjamin Adams, Steamer General Warren, Steamer Admiral, Brig Commerce, Schooner Baltimore, Steamer Penobscot, Steamer William J Pease, Bark Oceana +++ The 4 x 6 in. book is leather bound about 50 pp. of writing. VG.

Title: 1849 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT GOLD RUSH ERA WORK DIARY OF A BOSTON FREIGHT HANDLING COMPANY

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED

Categories: 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Diary,

Publisher: NEW HAVEN BOSTON NEW YORK CHARLESTON MA NY SC CT, 1849

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall

Seller ID: 000872

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