Book/Printed Material Around the Horn in '49; journal of the Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company. Containing the name, residence and occupation of each member, with incidents of the voyage, &c., &c.

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Around the Horn in '49; journal of the Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company. Containing the name, residence and occupation of each member, with incidents of the voyage, &c., &c.
Summary
Linville John Hall, a Hartford, Connecticut, printer, was a member of the Hartford Union Company, a joint venture that purchased the Henry Lee and outfitted the ship with supplies and equipment for gold prospecting in California. All but one of the passengers and crew on the vessel in January 1849 were members of the company. Hall remained in California until 1851, returning to Connecticut to become a Protestant clergyman. Around the Horn in '49 (1898) can be divided into two sections. The first and longer section reprints the text of a journal kept on board the Henry Lee and set in type by Hall during the voyage, February-September 1849. There is some reason to believe that this journal may have been written by a member of the company, George G. Webster, a Hartford lawyer. Journal entries for the first portion of the voyage were apparently sent back to Hartford when the ship stopped in Rio, and were printed in Connecticut three months before the Henry Lee reached San Francisco. The rest of the journal was set in type as the voyage progressed, with the last signature set while in San Francisco: this section records the creation of the Company and details the passage round the Horn and landing in San Francisco. The second section is an appendix that continues the story of the company in the gold fields, 1849-1850, with prospecting around Weaverville and other camps. Hall describes his work as an itinerant printer and mining near Placerville. He next describes his work as a printer in San Francisco and gives an eyewitness account of the fire of May 1851.
Contributor Names
Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company.
Hall, Linville John.
Webster, George Gideon, 1824-1874.
Created / Published
[Wethersfield, Conn., Reprinted by L.J. Hall, 1898]
Subject Headings
-  Voyages to the Pacific coast
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Business--California
Notes
-  A reprint of the 1st ed., to which L.J. Hall added an appendix, "Among the mines and miners in '49 and '50" (p. [169]-252)
-  First pub. under title: Journal of the Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company, containing the name, residence and occupation of each member, with incidents of the voyage.
-  Extracts from the journal were printed in the Supplement to the Courant (Hartford) of June 2, 1849, with the statement that the journal was kept by George G. Webster and printed by Hall. The authorship has also been attributed to Hall.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
v, 252 p. plates, ports. 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .H18
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.199
Library of Congress Control Number
a21001441
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Linville John Hall, a Hartford, Connecticut, printer, was a member of the Hartford Union Company, a joint venture that purchased the Henry Lee and outfitted the ship with supplies and equipment for gold prospecting in California. All but one of the passengers and crew on the vessel in January 1849 were members of the company. Hall remained in California until 1851, returning to Connecticut to become a Protestant clergyman. Around the Horn in '49 (1898) can be divided into two sections. The first and longer section reprints the text of a journal kept on board the Henry Lee and set in type by Hall during the voyage, February-September 1849. There is some reason to believe that this journal may have been written by a member of the company, George G. Webster, a Hartford lawyer. Journal entries for the first portion of the voyage were apparently sent back to Hartford when the ship stopped in Rio, and were printed in Connecticut three months before the Henry Lee reached San Francisco. The rest of the journal was set in type as the voyage progressed, with the last signature set while in San Francisco: this section records the creation of the Company and details the passage round the Horn and landing in San Francisco. The second section is an appendix that continues the story of the company in the gold fields, 1849-1850, with prospecting around Weaverville and other camps. Hall describes his work as an itinerant printer and mining near Placerville. He next describes his work as a printer in San Francisco and gives an eyewitness account of the fire of May 1851.
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Hartford Union Mining And Trading Company, Linville John Hall, and George Gideon Webster. Around the Horn in '49; journal of the Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company. Containing the name, residence and occupation of each member, with incidents of the voyage, &c., &c. [Wethersfield, Conn., Reprinted by L.J. Hall, 1898] Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/a21001441/.

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Hartford Union Mining And Trading Company, Hall, L. J. & Webster, G. G. (1898) Around the Horn in '49; journal of the Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company. Containing the name, residence and occupation of each member, with incidents of the voyage, &c., &c. [Wethersfield, Conn., Reprinted by L.J. Hall] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/a21001441/.

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Hartford Union Mining And Trading Company, Linville John Hall, and George Gideon Webster. Around the Horn in '49; journal of the Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company. Containing the name, residence and occupation of each member, with incidents of the voyage, &c., &c. [Wethersfield, Conn., Reprinted by L.J. Hall, 1898] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/a21001441/>.