Cornelius B. Gold

Cornelius B. Gold

(1839 — 1921). In December of 1861, Gold sailed for Hong Kong aboard the ship Oriental with a cargo of coal. In Hong Kong, he found passage on the Jabez Snow to Liverpool with a load of hemp and sugar. From Liverpool he made his way to Cork and then sailed home on the City of Manchester, arriving in March, 1863.

Thursday July 24, 1861

Ship visited by health officer, “Capitan del Puerto,” compradors +c. Capt. Johnson on board in the morning. “Make ready” for shore.

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Friday, July 25, 1861

Land from the ship’s boat. Present letter to Messrs. Russell and Sturgis. “Prospect” for quarters at the French and San Fernando hotels. First one full,

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Monday, July 27, 1861

Capt.Ginn’s boy John, a young Dublinite, goes ashore with me and spend the forenoon in a cabriolet doing Manila. Put up at the San F.

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July 29, 1861

Walk about Manila. Visit cigar manufactury with its 7000 girls + piles of “tobac.” Dine and spend the evening by invitation of Mr. Green with

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July 30, 1861

Go in Banker to Sugar House and Cigarettes Factory. Latter employs 3000 men and boys. Eve. Go to the Oriental. Boatmen afraid of wind, +

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Sunday, August 9, 1861

Oriental sailed at daylight. “Jim”, our queer, crack-brained (!) Shanghai-love-affair sailor, ran away last week. He is seen in “Choky”

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