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William Cushing journal of a voyage to the Columbia River and related papers, 1843-[1870].

William Cushing journal of a voyage to the Columbia River and related papers, 1843-[1870].

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Creator: Cushing, William, 1823-1875
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Date: 1843-[1870]
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Blank journal pages not digitized.
Abstract:
Fair copy of Cushing's journal kept during his voyage aboard the brig Chenamus and subsequent travels in Oregon. Cushing describes Honolulu, and in detail his sixteen months in Oregon: trading at Fort George (Astoria), Fort Clatsop, the settlement of Portland, visiting Dr. John McLoughlin of the Hudson's Bay Company, traveling up and down the Columbia River. At the end of his journal, Cushing summarizes his impressions of Oregon. The journal is accompanied by a photocopy of a later typed transcript. Also present are two watercolors of the Chenamus drawn by Cushing, a circa 1870 albumen photograph of the Cushing mansion in Newburyport with William and his family standing around it, a painted wooden box bearing Cushing's initials, and a seamen's certificate for a voyage to the Columbia River on the Brig Smith Tuttle; that ship was captained by Avery Sylvester, a friend of Cushing, and captain of the Chenamus on the return trip to Hawaii and New England from the Columbia River.
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0.21 linear feet (1 box) + 2 broadsides + 1 art
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 15826981
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