1927 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG MAN'S FIRST VOYAGE PROUDLY AS THE DECK BOY BUT NOT ONE AFRAID TO TAKE A TURN AT THE WHEEL

By: EDWARD J. AUSTIN, Deck Boy

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On offer is an utterly charming from a fascinating perspective, original 1927 manuscript trip diary handwritten by E.J. Austin, Deck Boy on the SS W. Harcuvar. Edward, as we learn from a tucked in news clipping about the 38 year old man, uses a 'Composition' notebook beginning Sunday April 17th to May 31st [while undated the year matches up to 1927]. He begins with the first entry as if a the book is a long letter to his mother and family. Typically his first few days aboard ship as a new crewman is fraught with the highs and lows: the sea air makes for a big appetite and then the rolling of the waves make for a 'green' sailor in both definitions of the situation. By the end of the first few weeks he is an old tar taking his turn at the wheel in between paint chipping sessions at the forecastle. The book also contains a letter, perhaps unfinished, tucked in dated Summer 1928. At the back of the 8vo book are some religious writings including "The Path of Freedom" [Presence of God]. Overall VG.

Title: 1927 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG MAN'S FIRST VOYAGE PROUDLY AS THE DECK BOY BUT NOT ONE AFRAID TO TAKE A TURN AT THE WHEEL

Author Name: EDWARD J. AUSTIN, Deck Boy

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE SS WEST HARCUVAR, 1927

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002226

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