Letter from Alpheus Baker Jr. to Parents
AuthorAlpheus Baker Jr.
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SubjectLetter; Alpheus Baker Jr.; Passage at sea; Straits of La Maire; Snow storm; Captain; Ship; Steward; Boston; Susan
DescriptionLetter from Alpheus Baker Jr. to his parents. The evelope has the stamp torn off and is postmarked: "San Francisco, 20 Aug." The flavor of this letter is such that Alpheus is not much more than a crewman, certainly third mate or less, thus making this letter somewhere in the 1850s.
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