1887 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A ROYAL NAVAL SURGEON'S TIME WITH THE BRITISH FLEET IN THE AUSTRALASIAN TERRITORIES

By: HADDON, HENRY J., RN SURGEON

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On offer is a super, historical manuscript diary of British Naval Marine significance handwritten by a surgeon of the Royal Navy during his stint in the Australasian territories. Henry J. Haddon (1861-1929), a surgeon in the Royal Navy writes in a 2 x 3.25 inch flip book style diary of approx. 90 pp of notes and details of his time at the Australasian Station before his marriage [we list separately his later correspondence with his wife and his service closer to home] beginning November 15th 1887 leaving Sydney on the S.S. Cintra to join the HMS 'Rapid'. He writes until November 1888. [His notes, at times, read like a real life 'Doctor Stephen Maturin' of famed Patrick O'Brian's super British naval series of novels after 'Master and Commander'! In fact there are some very enigmatic entries written in perhaps Greek or Latin for some unknown reason.] Bio notes: Haddon qualified in Dublin and joined the Navy in 1885, retiring in 1906. He came out of retirement at the beginning of WWI. The diary proper has some loose pages but all seem accounted for. The back cover is absent. Overall Fair.

Title: 1887 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A ROYAL NAVAL SURGEON'S TIME WITH THE BRITISH FLEET IN THE AUSTRALASIAN TERRITORIES

Author Name: HADDON, HENRY J., RN SURGEON

Categories: 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Diary,

Publisher: AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALASIAN SOUTH SEAS, 1887

Book Condition: Fair

Type: Manuscript

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001349

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