Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


Edith Rose, Clipper Barque

February 14, 1864

Daily Alta California, San Francisco. Inport. Barque Edith Rose, Captain Watlington, from New York, will commence discharging on Monday, the 15h inst., at North Point Dock. Consignees are requested to pay their freight at the office of the undersigned. All merchandise will be at the risk of the owners when landed on the wharf, and if not removed before 5 o'clock P.M. of each day, will be stored at their expense.


March 5, 1864

Daily Alta California, San Francisco: Cleared: March 4, Barque Edith Rose, Watlington, Port Angelos. William T. Coleman & Co.

For Shanghae, Direct

The A 1 Clipper Barque


Watlington, Captain

Will sail for the above named port on Thursday, the 12th inst.

Has splendid accommodations for four cabin passengers. Specia received on Wednesday.

Apply to WM. T. COLEMAN & CO.

September 15, 1864

Barque Edith Rose, Captain Watlington, sails from New York to San Francisco.

November 17, 1864

Captain Watlingon
From Shanghai, China via Kanawaga, Japan


29 days from Kanawaga, Japan.


5 billard tables, 76 boxes silkworms, tar, 86 jars of tea, 26 packages rice, 1 barrel wood oil, and assorted merchandise.


William T. Coleman & Co., with 1,013 packages tea, 76 cases silk worms, 30 bbls. tar, etc.


George Band
A.H. Banta
Charles Bavenshin
William Briscoe
Captain Bucker
C. G. Bunker
Michael Burke
M. Buel
William Casey
Fred Coffers
Thomas Dyer
N. W. Ellis
M. Flanning
A. H. Foulkes
H. Frenell
William Hall
Mr. Hammond
P. Kelly
C. McDonald
C. Morgan
Henry Murphy
Mrs. Neil
A. L. Peterson
William Reardon
Peter Townsend
W. B. Walter
A. Wilson
William Wright

March 20, 1865, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

Arrived: Barque Edith Rose, Wattington, 10 days from Port Ludlow. Lumber to William T. Coleman & Co.

March 21, 1865, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.

Captain Wellington, of bark Edith Rose, which put in here in distress, tells hard stories of matters on Puget Sound. He alleges that a gange of seventy-five ruffians have it all their own way there, boarding vessels, plundering and setting all law at defiance.

April 1, 1867, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

The barque Edith Rose, from New York, December 5th, with emigrants from Grand Bassa County, Liberia (West Africa), was at Monrovia, January 12. All well and would sail in a few days.

Everything in Liberia appears to be in a state of improvement. Commerce is increasing. It is statedl that more palm-nut kernels were offered at Bassa than there were vessels in which to get them off.

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