Martínez, Esteban José, 1742-1798

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Dates:
Birth 1742
Death 1798
Spanish; Castilian, English

Biographical notes:

Captain Esteban José Martínez set sail from San Blas, Nayarit, aboard the frigate Santiago, and carried supplies for the settlements at San Diego, Monterey, and San Francisco. He landed at San Francisco on 26 June 1779. Martínez later (1788-1789) commanded the Spanish expedition along the coast of Northern California to investigate Russian activities and their potential threat to Spanish holdings.

From the description of Diario de navegación de D[o]n Estevan Josef Martinez : Primer Piloto de Departam[en]to de S[a]n Blas, del Viage que hizo a los Puertos de S[a]n Francisco, S[a]n Diego, y Monterrey [sic] ... en el ano de 1779 : ms. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 81872531

From the description of Diary of His Expedition to Northern California, 1789, January 12-December 6. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 758528769

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Subjects:

  • Hawaiian language
  • Voyages and travels
  • Ocean voyages
  • Nootka language
  • Indians of North America
  • Voyages to the Pacific coast--Personal narratives

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Places:

  • San Diego (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • Monterey (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • San Francisco (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • Nootka Sound (B.C.) (as recorded)
  • California, Northern (as recorded)
  • Alaska (as recorded)