Diary, containing approx. 100 pages, describing the voyage south around the tip of South America and north to California, and the city of San Francisco upon his arrival, and containing the documents establishing the gold prospecting company that Van Valen was involved in.
Alexander Van Valen Papers, 1849-1850, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Gold mines and mining
AC0935-0000006-001 to AC0935-0000006-106 (AC Scan Nos.)