1882 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MAN FROM ENGLAND TO HIS NEW EMPLOYMENT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD

By: E. MOORE

Price: $1,855.99

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On offer is a super, original manuscript travel diary detailing the England to New Zealand trip of Mr. E. Moore. Beginning January 1st 1882 Mr. Moore, who is on his way to manage a bank, writes in a fine hand rarely if ever missing a day, spends 4 months at sea until reaching Australia and then to his final destination of Christchurch when he finally writes: Tuesday June 13th that he 'took charge of Branch…today.' While some entries are brief recaps of the day at sea or the weather Mr. Moore does a superb job relating all he sees and does in the bigger ports or more interesting and exotic sights like Peking, Ceylon, Alexandria, Venice, Turin, Bombay+++. Ceylon for example has 8 days of the 7 1/4" x 4 1/2" page almost overfilled in tiny legible writing. Historians and collectors of 19th Century travel will understand that this was not a 'Grand Tour' diary per se as much as an exciting, exotic voyage of this young Englishman to a new life on the other side of the world. The book is in rough shape binding wise and some loose pages but all accounted for and the interior is better overall. G.

Title: 1882 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MAN FROM ENGLAND TO HIS NEW EMPLOYMENT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD

Author Name: E. MOORE

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

Publisher: ENGLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND CEYLON BOMBAY, 1882

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001933

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