Voyage to California (25) – John Jackson Lewis – January to March, 1851


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(1) John Jackson Lewis, (2) Edith May (Lewis) Rider, (3) Marian Faith (Rider) Irwin, (4) Marian Dunlap (Irwin) Guion, (5) Judith Anne Guion.

The following are transcriptions of John Jackson Lewis’s diary and journal of his voyage to California in 1851. He was travelling  from New York to visit his older brother William in San Jose.

Diary

The apprehensions entertained of stormy weather have not been realized.  The day has been cloudy, but the sea is not rougher than usual.  At noon observation we were Lat.  20° 40’ n.  Lon.  107° 11’ w.  —- miles distant from Cape Corientes, which is the nearest land. Dis. 133 ½ miles.

Journal

The apprehensions of rough weather felt last evening have not been verified.  The day has been cloudy with a slight sprinkle of rain occasionally, (the first of the kind for a considerable time), but the wind has not been high, and…

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2 comments on “Voyage to California (25) – John Jackson Lewis – January to March, 1851

  1. GP Cox says:

    Judy has a treasure trove of memorabilia!!

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