Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s

Log of the Ship Brooklyn

Ships in San Francisco Bay 1850.

Baxter Log, Ship Brooklyn, 1849
(95 pages)

Arrive San Francisco

Captain Joseph W. Richardson
From New York

From Raya Koren, Peter Jones, Annapolis, MD:

My husband's relative sailed on the Brooklyn's January 12, 1849 voyage to San Francisco. We have a copy of a journal that was maintained by a group of men who established themselves as the The Baxter Association and this journal includes their constitution, by-laws and daily encounters aboard the Brooklyn. The group included David B. Castree, Asa Hull, John M. Beck, Wm. M. Borcher, Samuel Adams (husband's relative), Wm. H. White, Robert Farren and Thomas Dale.

There are three additional entries in this journal: a summary of the trip written for Miss Sarah Theodora Adams by Asa Hull; notes of Mrs. Samuel Adams, nee Alice White describing their journey back to New York (departing San Francisco in March 1865); and notes by S. J. Adams describing their trip back East via Salt Lake City and a meeting with Brigham Young (departing San Francisco in October 1868).

Our copy of the journal was reproduced from the original and typed with a typewriter by a family member. We have no idea where the original is today.

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Baxter Log of the Mormon Ship Brooklyn.

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