Category Archives: Gold Rush

July 9, 1849 (Monday)

Well, here I am in Norristown again somewhat unexpectedly, having come up to see what could be done toward going to California.  Uncle appears too much opposed to it.  Spent the evening with him. Does Nathan have gold fever?  Did … Continue reading

Posted in California, Family, Gold Rush, Norristown

February 28, 1849 (Wednesday)

Another day of the same sort as yesterday. Another vesel [sic], the “Newton” left Chestnut Street wharf to-day, for the “El dorado” of the west, where all one has to do to procure wealth is to pick it off the … Continue reading

Posted in Gold Rush, Ships

February 27, 1849 (Tuesday)

Still rainy and very stormy.  The Ship Levant left this place today for California, notwithstanding the rough and boisterous state of the weather.  The yellow fever prevails still to a considerable degree. Did not go out this evening. The California … Continue reading

Posted in California, Diseases, Gold Rush, Ships