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Title Diary of Charles Bates
Author Bates, Charles (fl.1873-1881)
Date 29 Sep 1873 - 18 May 1881
Document Type Personal Account
Reference MS Vault 96
Library / Archive California Historical Society
Description Describes Bates's voyage from Rio de Janeiro to San Francisco on board the ship Itaska. Also discusses dental techniques and gardening. Includes descriptions of, and opinions towards, the Chinese in San Francisco as well as personal reflections and poems. Also includes the beginning of a Portuguese translation by Bates of his diary.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) China
Country (to) United States of America
Places San Francisco, California, United States
Ships Itaska
People Bates, Charles
Keywords travel, transportation, xenophobia, journey conditions, bad weather, housing, customs, Smallpox, living conditions
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the California Historical Society catalogue.
Language English; Portuguese
Copyright California Historical Society