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Samuel Locke Diary

Locke, Samuel (Mixed Material )
Samuel Locke Diary
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Samuel Locke, a "forty-niner" (early settler in the California gold rush), kept this diary and memorandum book in 1850. The volume contains a "sick list" for June 27-July 2, 1850; accounts against persons for medicine and attendance; personal addresses; accounts of provisions purchased from July 2-15, 1850; a diary kept onboard the "California Packet" from San Francisco en route home via Panama from November 9-December 1, 1850, in which Locke mentions the loss of his possessions by fire before he sailed, his illness, and that of many passengers (some of whom had been ill for six and nine months), grumbling about food, drunken officers of the ship, and other matters. The volume was endorsed by J. L. Locke in Belfast on May 10, 1860: "Memorandum kept by Sam'l Locke on his passage home from California. Nov. 1850 - to 1851."
Authors: Locke, Samuel
Title: Samuel Locke diary
Characteristics: .1 linear foot (1 folder)
Restrictions on Access: Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Summary: Samuel Locke, a "forty-niner" (early settler in the California gold rush), kept this diary and memorandum book in 1850. The volume contains a "sick list" for June 27-July 2, 1850; accounts against persons for medicine and attendance; personal addresses; accounts of provisions purchased from July 2-15, 1850; a diary kept onboard the "California Packet" from San Francisco en route home via Panama from November 9-December 1, 1850, in which Locke mentions the loss of his possessions by fire before he sailed, his illness, and that of many passengers (some of whom had been ill for six and nine months), grumbling about food, drunken officers of the ship, and other matters. The volume was endorsed by J. L. Locke in Belfast on May 10, 1860: "Memorandum kept by Sam'l Locke on his passage home from California. Nov. 1850 - to 1851."
Subject Headings: California Gold discoveries California Description and travel Seafaring life 19th century Public health California History Pioneers West (U.S.) Diaries Frontier and pioneer life West (U.S.) Frontier and pioneer life California Locke, Samuel Diaries
Genre/Form: Diaries
Topical Term: Seafaring life
Public health
Pioneers
Frontier and pioneer life
Frontier and pioneer life
Research Call Number: MssCol 1791
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