Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Cortes

Arrive San Francisco

April 25, 1860
Captain William H. Hudson
From Panama


16 days from Panama. Put into Acapulco, Mexico on April 16th. Received supplies and left same day. Passed Cape St. Lucas on April 20th. Arrived off the Heads of San Francisco on April 25th at 8:00 p.m. Experienced strong North East winds and heavy head-sea since first day from Acapulco. Arrived San Francisco at 10:00 p.m. on April 25th.


Augnete, M.
Cahart, Mrs. F. and children
Claudet, F. and wife
Clifford, Miss Clara
Clute, N.
Crawford, R. and wife
Cross, R.
Donovan, Miss
Dugan, Miss E.
Fapine, Mad and children
Garbee, B. and family
Garbee, Miss
Gibson, C. B.
Gilmore, R. N. and children
Goldman, Carl
Hadley, Mrs. R. and child
Hutton, Frank
Hutton, Miss Minnie
Hutton, Mrs. K. and family
Hyland, Rev. T. E.
Jackson, Rev. W. M.
Kenney, Miss E.
Latz, J.
Lermia, M.
Lund, N.M.
Lynch, M. and wife
Marais, Mrs.
Marais, W.
Mation, Mrs. and family
McClay, D.
McCoy, William
Moore, Albert
Moore, Miss
Muller, Carl
Neterbars, Mrs.
O'Neill, E. J.
Peters, Mrs. and daughter
Pickering, L. and wife
Pravorich, J. and wife
Ralph, N. and wife
Reed, B. F.
Rogers, Mrs. R.
Scott, Bishop and wife
Shaw, M. and wife
Thiell, T.
Thomas, Miss
Warlley, D.
Warren, Mr.
Willes, Rev. D.
Wood, Mrs. C. and child

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Western ArtWestern Art and Artists.

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(Lamar Series in Western History)
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A Black Entrepreneur in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco 
San Francisco's Mammy Pleasant.
Lynn M. Hudson

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Vol I - Sephardic Period
SUnited States Jewry. 1776-1985.
Jacob Rader Marcus

Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush
A Documentary History, 1849-1880

(American Jewish Civilization Series)
Jewish Voices in San Francisco. 1849-1880.
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Sebastian Fichera

The Course of Exclusion, 1882-1924
San Francisco Newspaper Coverage of the Chinese and Japanese in the United States
Exclusion in the United States 1882-1924.
Jules Becker

The Making of the West
A Concise History, Volume I: Peoples and Cultures

Lynn Hunt The Course of Exclusion.The Making of the West, Early California.
A story of cross-cultural exchanges that span the globe, as well as the ongoing interactions between societies, cultures, governments, economies, religions, and ideas. To highlight and help grasp the vital connections between political, social, and cultural events, the book presents a comprehensive picture of each historical era within a brief chronological narrative. The book also situates Europe within a global context, facilitating understanding of the events that have shaped our own times.

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