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 CALIFORNIA NARRATIVES: EARLY VOYAGES TO CALIFORNIA

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California Narratives: Early Voyages to California

Description of over-seas travel from Massachusetts to California.

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Albert Peabody and John Eagleston were merchants in Salem, Massachusetts who sailed to California to capitalize on the needs of the mining industry. They made two separate trips to California, sailing around South America. Early Voyages to California consists of two pieces from the Historical Collections of the Essex Institute. Peabody's trip took place in December 1848, in which a cargo of food and mining tools were taken to the gold camps in California. Eagleston's trip took place in October 1848. Both men tell of their business ventures in San Francisco.





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