Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS California

Arrive San Francisco

May 7, 1852
Captain R. L. Whiting 
From Panama via San Pedro. E. Knight


May 1, 1852, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

The mail steamship California, Capt. Whiting, with nearly 500 passengers for San Francisco, broke down on the evening of the 24th, off the Island of Santa Cruz; bore away for San Pedro, under canvas, and reached there on the evening of the 25th.

Received from her mail agent, Mr. Charles Sutton, and over 100 mail bags, with the following passengers:

Commodore Sloat, U.S.N., President California Dock and Navy Yard Commission; Commander Ogden, U.S.N.; Lieut Blunt, do; Lieut Ammen, do.; Passed Mid. Jackson, do.; T. Sanger, Esq., Engineer to Commission; all of Dock and Navy Yard Commission. Capt. R. Clary, U.S.A.; Mr. Green, Deputy Collector, San Francisco; Mr. Gallaer, Collector, Benicia; Hall McAllister, Esq., San Francsico; Edw. Jones, Esq., San Francisco; Ass't Engineer Hamilton of steamer California.

About eighty moire of the California bound passengers who purchased tickets of Chas. S. Palmer & Co. have returned from the Isthmus by the Philadelphia steamer Benjamin Franklin. In all, there are about 200 in New York who hold these tickets, about half of whom reached Panama, and found themselves with valueless tickets and no means of getting up the coast. Their complaints against P. & Co. have accumulated before the police justices, but the parties implicated cannot be found.

Scandalous Women, including Lola Montez.

Lola Montez was at Boston, where, according to newspaper accounts, she has made a "decided hit." Her success there is said to be equal to, if not to surpass, her triumph at the South.

The new steamer Pioneer, Capt. Kitteridge, sailed from the lower bay, New York harbor, on the 20th of March last, for San Francisco via Rio, Valparaiso and Panama.

Considerable has been said of late by the Atlantic papers about "trouble brewing" between the United States and England, growing out of our disputes between the Collector of Astoria, Oregon, and some British ship masters, because the latter claim the right, under the treaty, to land goods without paying duties, and even to engage in the coasting trade on the shores of that Territory. The difficulty has evidently been over-estimated. At all events, the proper representations which have been made on the subject by the United States authorities cannot fail to bring about an immediate and proper understanding.

The Bank of England has refused to receive any further deposits of gold bullion, unless it has been previously "refined" at the expense of the depositor, and made to Tales Behind the Tombstones.conform to the English "standard." Hitherto, the seller was only required to have it "melted" and "assayed," and the Bank then paid 3, 17s. 9d. per ounce for it; but the plethora caused by the importations from California have caused this new course on the part of the Bank,which may be regarded, we believe, as the first decided step towards a depreciation in the value of this precious metal.

May 10, 1852, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California

Arrived San Francisco May 7 - P.M. steamship California, Whiting, from Panama, via San Pedro, 5 days. E Knight.


Not noted. To E. Knight.


Died: Passengers per steamship California
April 14th, of quinsy, Eletta I. S. Hall, aged 4 years, daughter of Wm. C. and Emeline Hall, of Chelsea, Mass.
April 18th, of dysentery, Robert Crozier, of Queens county, New Brunswick, aged 35.
At San Pedro, April 29th, of dysentery, H. B. Arnold, of Providence, R.I., aged 46.

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