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Box 2

 Container

Contains 114 Results:

Clarissa, East Hampton, New York, to "friends," Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, 1849 February 13

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127849
Scope and Contents

Describes the funeral service for Egbert in Acapulco; believes Alex Gardiner to be a "sincere Christian." 1 p. TCy of ALs.

John H. Beeckman, "Latitude south 8.5, Long. 33.24," to Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, 1849 February 13

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127850
Scope and Contents

Describes in detail the storm that they sailed through; states that he did not believe what they were going to survive; notes that they are heading for Rio where they will stay several weeks for repairs; describes the passengers; hopes to live to see home and family. 2 pp. Tcy of ALS.

John H. Beeckman, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, 1849 February 27

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127851
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Describes the sights as his vessel comes into the harbor at Rio; states that he can hardly wait "to set foot upon the green grass and enjoy a good bath...and a good meal of fresh provisions;" describes his impressions of the city; finds the slavery disgusting; hordes of americans en route to California. 4 pp. TCy of ALS.

John H. Beeckman, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, 1849 March 8

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127852
Scope and Contents

Describes in great detail his impressions of Rio; mentions their visit to the house of Mr. Todd, the American minister; describes his tour through the "largest and richest monestary in Brazil;" discusses the effect of the gold rush in Rio; wishes he was home. 3 pp. TCy of ALS.

John H. Beeckman, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, 1849 March 17

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127853
Scope and Contents

Describes his accommodations in a "delightful country boarding house;" discusses the effect of the California gold rush; describes the villas he has visited; notes the fear that the slaves will revolt; mentions the arrival of the Emperor and Empress in Rio; thinks the mixing of blacks and whites as equals to be "disgusting and repugnant in the extreme to an American." 4 pp. TCy of ALS.

John H. Beeckman, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, 1849 March 27

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127854
Scope and Contents

Discusses plans he made with Mr. Herrick to establish a commercial house; describes his visits with neighbors, merchants, and the Neopolitan ambassador; complains of the necessity to endure all the fine dining and entertainment with the Brazilian ladies who speak no English; discusses the value of land in California; hopes to leave port tomorrow morning. 4 pp. TCy of ALS.

Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, to "Brother,", 1849 May 5

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127855
Scope and Contents

Informs him that she received a letter from Gilbert Beeckman enclosing one from her husband is located in a suburb of the city, Rio, in the company of Mr. Herrick and Dr. Bardell. 1 p. TCy of ALS.

"Mother Beeckmen," New York, New York, to Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, 1849 June 16

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127870
Scope and Contents

Mentions that the city is full of colors; asks what are Margaret's plans. 1 p. TCy of ALS.

John H. Beeckman, San Francisco, California, to Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, 1849 August 7

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127873
Scope and Contents Gives account of his voyage from Rio to san Francisco; describes the lack of amenities at such places as Conception where they had stopped on the way; complains about the captain of the "Chio Colon" - "a good navigator but a bad sailor;" mentions receiving everyone's letters upon his arrival; complains of the bad weather and the problems associated with his voyage being so delayed; finds land values incredibly inflated and the goods he brought with him practically worthless; describes the...

John H. Beeckman, San Francisco, California, to David Lyon Gardiner, c/o Agnew Rogers & Co., Sacramento, CA, 1849 August 9

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127876
Scope and Contents

Discusses his bewilderment at the situation he finds himself in after his seven month Journey from New York; mentions the incredibly high prices for land; asks him to send word of what rents are and what goods are in demand "up the river." 1 p. TCy of ALS.

John H. Beeckman, San Francisco, California, to David L. Gardiner, Sacramento, CA, 1849 September 8

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127878
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Explains that his dysentery kept him from meeting him [DLG] in Sacramento; hopes to be well enough to travel by next week. 1 p. TCy of ALS.

Gilbert L. Beeckman, Juliana McLachlan Gardiner, New York, to Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, 1849 September 14

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127881
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Explains that he does not believe that his brother could have reached San Francisco in time for him to have sent mail via the last steamer; is pleased that both she and the baby [Henry] are in good health; believes New York to be an agreeable place of residence. 1 p. TCy of ALS.

John H. Beeckman, Sacramento City, California, to Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, 1849 September 23

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127884
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Describes how some have struck gold with no problems while others labor away with no luck; explains that beneath the grime, many of the miners are cultured, well-educated gentlemen; gives a description of Sacramento as a "city principally of tents springing up in the wildreness;" mentions that many nationalities are represented there. 2 pp. TCy of ALS.

John H. Beeckman, Sacramento City, California, to Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, 1849 November 14

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id127887
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Hopes to be able to repay her rmother and send several thousand dollars to her [MGB] additionally by next year; notes the prices of various commodities; describes the little shack he and his partner, Major Bean, built to spend the winter; mentions that David L. Gardiner has moved into the auction business in San Francisco. 3 pp. TCy of ALS.

Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, "Sherwood Forest," Charles City County, Virginia, to John H. Beeckman, 1849 December 7

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id128956
Scope and Contents

Describes attendance at the wedding reception of Miss Cornelia Scott; is happy to hear that he has recovered from his illness; mentions visiting his family; gives all the latest news about friends and relatives; asks for a very detailed letter from him. 3 pp. TCy of ALS. Incomplete.

Alexander, New York, New York, to David Lyon Gardiner,, 1850 January 13

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: id128958
Scope and Contents

Informs him that Mr. Mullone intends to ship carts, wheelbarrows, and similar articles; states that Mr. Mullone wishes to know which articles would be in most demand; mentions that mother [JMG] and Margaret Gardiner left for "Sherwood." 1 p. TCy of ALS.

John H. Beeckman, Sacramento City, California, to Margaret Gardiner Beeckman,, 1850 January 20

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: id128959
Scope and Contents

Gives a detailed description of the flood waters which covered Sacramento; discusses prospects for the future; complains about the poor mail service. 3 pp. TCy of ALS.

Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, "Sherwood Forest," Charles City County, Virginia, to John H. Beeckman, 1850 February 8

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: id128960
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Asks his opinion of the daguerreotype of their son [Henry Beeckman] that she sent; mentions the warm weather they have been experiencing; describes life at "Sherwood Forest;" wishes that he would be more detailed in his letters as she is often lead to wild speculations; mentions the controversy concerning the North and the South. 3 pp. TCy of AL.

Margaret Gardiner Beeckman (?), "Sherwood Forest," Charles City County, Virginia, to "Joe,", 1850 March 8

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: id128961
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Notes that "very little seems to have resulted this winter in the matrimonial way;" describes a social function she attended. 1 p. TCy of Al. Incomplete.

Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, "Sherwood Forest," Charles City County, Virginia, to John H. Beeckman, Sacramento, CA, 1850 March

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: id128962
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Expects to receive several letters by the next steamer to make up for the fact that she has not received a letter from him in four months; describes an excursion to Richmond for the laying of the cornerstone to the Washington Monument; describes the activities of their son. 2 pp. TCy of ALS. Incomplete.

Margaret Gardiner Beeckman (?), to unkown person, circa 1850 March

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: id128963
Scope and Contents

Mentions and excursion to Richmond on the ocasion of the laying of the cornerstone of the Washington Monument; describes a ball given by the Governor. 1 p. TCy of AL. Incomplete.

David Lyon Gardiner, San Diego, California, to Juliana McLachlan Gardiner,, 1850 April 3

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: id128964
Scope and Contents

Describes the development of San Diego and the house he built, the "Granda Casa;" notes the lack of vegetables in his diet; believes more gold than ever will be extracted from the mines this season; describes his daily routine; discusses the advantages of separating Southern California from the Northern section. 4 pp. TCy of ALS.

Henry Beeckman Livingston, "Freemont 30 miles above Sacramento City," CA, to Gilbert Beeckman, 1850 April 27

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: id128965
Scope and Contents

Gives a detailed account of the death of John H. Beeckman by the accidental firing of his gun; notes all the arrangements that have been made. 5 pp. TCy of ALs.

Henry Beeckman Livingston, Sacramento City, California, to "Aunt", 1850 April 30

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: id128966
Scope and Contents

Discusses the arrangements he made after the death of John H. Beeckman; offers his condolences, describing how much he, John H. Beeckman, felt for his family. 3 pp. TCy of ALS.

John H. Beeckman, Buteville, California, to Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, 1850 pre- April

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: id128981
Scope and Contents

Mentions his connection with the development of the new town of "Buteville;" congratulates Julia Gardiner Tyler on the birth of her daughter; notes that he would have been very rich had it not been for the flood. 2 pp. TCy of ALS.