This folder contains a photocopy of forty-eight pages of Marius Duvall’s diary and a photocopy of an 1846 letter of correspondence.
The diary spans April 1846-May 15, 1847 and details his life aboard the ship Portsmouth, including landing in Monterey, CA,
on April 22, 1846. The letter was written on October 2, 1846 by Duvall to Thomas Harris, U.S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of
Medicine and Surgery, and details a March 20, 1846 altercation between him, the former Assistant Surgeon, and another man
(Duvall was the Assistant Surgeon of the U.S. Navy).