Source Information

Ancestry.com. California Narratives: The Adventures of a Forty-Niner [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data:

  • Library of Congress. California as I waw it: first-person narratives from California's early years, 1849-1900. Volume 200. [database online] Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2000.

  • Knower, Daniel. The Adventures of a Forty-Niner. An Historic Description of California, with events and ideas of San Francisco and its people in those early days. Albany, NY: Weed-Parsons Printing Co., 1894.

  • About California Narratives: The Adventures of a Forty-Niner

    An Albany, New York physician, Daniel Knower, sailed for California in 1849 with twelve prefabricated frame houses for the San Francisco market. This database describes Knower's business and real estate speculations in San Francisco, as well as an extended visit to a mining camp near Coloma and the life of prospectors there.