Passengers at the Port of San Francisco: 1800sBarque Whiton
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Arrive San Francisco

April 12, 1849
Bark Whiton
Captain Gelston
From New York


April 14, 1849, Alta California, San Francisco, California

Port of San Francisco, April 12: 141 days from New York, with merchandise to order, and 14 passengers.

Berkholm, H. C., of New York (Died of consumption 2-12-1849, on board ship. (Newspaper notice gives middle initial as "L.")


Brewster, C. O., of Boston
Fisk, James, of New York
Gray, C. Edwd., of Alabama
Huelat, S., of New York
Hyde, Mrs. George, and son
Innett, J. N., of Illinois
Loring, Mr. J. L., of Cincinnati
Lyman, Rev. Horace, and lady, Missionaries to Oregon
Nares (Naras ), Walter, of Philadelphia
Nares, (Naras ), Benj., of Philadelphia
Ross, Mrs. C. L.

Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American LifeHistory of Immigration in America.
Roger Daniels
A History of Immigration in America.This revised edition is an engrossing study of various waves of immigrants to the United States from the colonial era to the present. This is a useful book for anyone who has an interest in learning brief histories of most groups of immigrants to the United States. It also provides a theoretical understanding of the reasons for immigration. Though it is particularly useful in its examination of the pre-colonial and colonial periods.

Migration in World History (Themes in World History)Migration in World History.
Patrick Manning
Migration in World History.Drawing on examples from a wide range of geographical regions and thematic areas, noted world historian Patrick Manning guides the reader through:

  • Trade patterns, including the early Silk Road and maritime trade
  • Effect of migration on empire and industry between 1700 and 1900
  • The earliest human migrations
  • Major language groups (illustrated with original maps)
  • Examination of civilizations, farmers and pastoralists from 3000 BCE to 500 CE
  • Various leading theories and debates surrounding the subject of migration.

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