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Boston and California Mining and Trading Joint Stock Company Record Book

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1347-sc

Scope and Contents

A record book of the company that contains an account by an unidentified person of the voyage from Boston to California, as well as a list of company members, their residences, places of birth, occupations, marital status and ages. The volume also contains the constitution and by-laws of the company.

Dates

  • 1849

Creator

Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

The Boston and California Mining and Trading Joint Stock Company was established in Boston on Dec. 12, 1848, for the purposes of buying a ship, sailing to California, and engaging in trading and mining operations there. The company consisted of 150 members who sailed from Boston on Jan. 13, 1849, on the ship Edward Everett with Henry Smith as master. Sailing around Cape Horn, the ship arrived in California on July 6, 1849. The company dissolved in August 1849, shortly after reaching the gold mines.

Extent

1 volume

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from DeWolfe & Wood, Alfred, Me. in January 2004.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.

Preferred Citation

Boston and California Mining and Trading Joint Stock Company Record Book, SpC MS 1347 sc, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department, University of Maine, Orono, Maine

Title
Guide to the Boston and California Mining and Trading Joint Stock Company Record Book
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
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:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686