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Josiah Hinckley and Companion Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0909-sc

Scope and Contents Note

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.

Dates

  • 1849-1851

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Josiah Hinckley was a resident of Greenville, Maine and left for California in October 1849 during the Gold Rush.

Extent

1 folder (2 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alfred Geer Hempstead.

General

Original manuscripts of diaries were owned by Mrs. Alice Bigney of Greenville who gave Alfred Geer Hempstead permission to copy them.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Josiah Hinckley and Companion Diaries
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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University of Maine
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