Josiah Hinckley and Companion Diaries
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Typescript of two diaries which were transcribed by Marjorie Bartlett. One diary (3 p.) by Josiah Hinckley covers the period Oct. 10 to Nov. 17, 1849 and describes a voyage from New York to Panama and the beginning of the voyage to California from Panama. The author of the second diary (12 p.) is unknown and describes his trip to California and his life there looking for gold. The period covered is Sept. 27, 1849 to March 16, 1851. His companions in California were Capt. Hinckley, J.P. Moore, and B.S. Tyler. In his diary he describes the death of Capt. Hinckley.
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Josiah Hinckley was a resident of Greenville, Maine and left for California in October 1849 during the Gold Rush.
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Gift of Alfred Geer Hempstead.
Original manuscripts of diaries were owned by Mrs. Alice Bigney of Greenville who gave Alfred Geer Hempstead permission to copy them.
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