Dates of execution from Elizabeth Marsh's journal, dated, presumably in her own hand, Dec. 13, 1774-June 20, 1776. Bound with a copy of her captivity narrative in the hand of her brother John Marsh. The captivity narrative, an account of the seven months in 1756 she was held in Morocco as prisoner of the sultan Sidi Muhammad, has title "Narrative written by Miss Elizabeth Marsh during her captivity in Barbary in the year 1756."
Record of the voyage of the transport Loo Choo from New York to San Francisco carrying units of Colonel Jonathan D. Stevenson's 1st New York Volunteer Regiment to participate in the military conquest of California. Included are descriptions of life aboard the vessel, in San Francisco and at Santa Barbara, where the troops were on garrison duty.
Written in Campania, probably in Naples to judge from the watermark and later ownership; there were two houses dedicated to St. Gaudiosus in Naples, one of which (a nunnery) also enclosed a church devoted to St. Fortunata (Cottineau 2.2035). Belonged in the 17th century to Aurelia Carrafa (signature vertically in the inner margin of f. 12 and again on f. 13), member of an illustrious Neapolitan family, probably from the branch of the princes of San Lorenzo; the Carafa women had close ties through the generations with the convent of San Gaudioso (see B. Aldimari, Historia genealogica della famiglia Carafa [Naples 1691] 367). Bought from Les Enluminures, Paris (their TM 366), by Richard and Mary Rouse. Given to UCLA in 2005.