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Title Diaries of S. Octavius Bull
Object Name Diary
Creator Bull, S. Octavius (1834-1905)
Scope & Content Diaries of S. Octavius Bull. Good description of traveling in a boat, leaving NY. It was a large ship, 800-900 passengers. Description of ship, the hold, the difference in classes and rooms, and activities of the passengers.

They sailed into Cuba for a stopover and then went to Panama and sailed south apparently around South America and then North, mentions Acapulco and Mexico.

The 1853 diary tells of Octavius's time in California. Was apparently gold digging and prospecting. With several friends, he built a cabin on their claim - tells of what they do.
Collection Diary Collection
Extent 2 volumes