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Book/Printed Material California in 1849.

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  • California in 1849.


  • Charles F. Hotchkiss (b. ca. 1807) was a New Haven, Connecticut merchant, who sailed to California in December, 1848, bringing a cargo of goods for the miners across Panama at Chagres. California in 1849 (1933) was written out by Hotchkiss at the age of seventy-three and published more than fifty years later in The Magazine of history. He recalls his experiences as a merchant in San Francisco and Stockton before his return to Connecticut in 1850 with a profit of $23,000.


  • Hotchkiss, Charles F.

Created / Published

  • 1933.


  • -  California--Gold discoveries
  • -  Voyages to the Pacific coast
  • -  Frontier and pioneer life--California
  • -  Mines and mineral resources--California
  • -  Business--California


  • -  In: The Magazine of history, with notes and queries. New York, N.Y., 1933. 27 cm. Extra number. no. 191 (v. 48, no. 3) p. [23]-44.
  • -  Signed: C.F. Hotchkiss.
  • -  Originally issued as part of the author's On the ebb, New Haven, 1878.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.


  • p. [23]-44.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E173 .M24 no. 191

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 34002732

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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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