1911 - 1947 ORIGINAL LARGE GROUP OF JOURNALS, DECK LOGS, LETTERS OF CORRESPONDENCE, DOCUMENTS AND EPHEMERA RELATED TO THE SERVICE OF AN EAST COAST CANADIAN MERCHANT MARINE STEAMSHIP CAPTAIN PLYING HIS TRADE FROM THE MARITIMES, QUEBEC AND THE WEST INDIES

By: CAPTAIN JOHN HENRY HUBLEY, L.H. DICKS

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On offer is a sensational, original archive of journals [3], official Deck logs [3], 100+ letters of correspondence plus ephemera both personal and marine related including lists of passengers, personnel, letters of recommendation, letters from passengers etc. all handwritten or compiled by Captain John Henry Hubley born in 1884, a seasoned ship's master by the age of 20 no doubt having gained experience from his father who was also a ship's Captain. The group will provide a treasure trove for historians and researchers of Canadian steamship history and Canadian Government merchant marine commerce. The travel diaries run the gamut of sea lore from daily data of weather, position, calculations and narrative of events occurring as would on any voyage to the West Indies. Of the deck logs two [2] detail trips to Levis one though is different as it is labelled by hand "OUR QUEEN" then the published: DECK LOG BOOK SS Canadian Recruit from the Port of Sydney C.B. [Cape Breton] to Levis P.Q. [Province of Quebec] June 25th 1921 - August 12th 1921." We surmise a later hand penned the OUR QUEEN as they have used some of the book for pasting clippings regarding Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Prince Edward Island in 1964. However little data is lost as the clippings were tipped in at the top edge in most cases and the entries underneath visible. The entries are all signed L.H. Dicks Chief Officer under Captain Hubley. Another book is for the S.S. Canadian Warrior also in 1921 to Montreal. Lastly there is a smaller 8 x 10 inch log with contains some financial like receipts or fees paid but mostly letters from the Canadian Government Merchant Marine for promotions and other milestones following Hubley's career and appointments. The larger format informal logs is marked beginning Voy 25 in 1934, the other begins Voy 81 East dated September 4th 1942 the book full through 1947. St. Kitts, Trinidad, Jamaica all are regular destinations. The large folio book missing is covers contain a diary that begins in Shediac Quebec dated through the summer of 1911. Overall G+ with one log poor.

Title: 1911 - 1947 ORIGINAL LARGE GROUP OF JOURNALS, DECK LOGS, LETTERS OF CORRESPONDENCE, DOCUMENTS AND EPHEMERA RELATED TO THE SERVICE OF AN EAST COAST CANADIAN MERCHANT MARINE STEAMSHIP CAPTAIN PLYING HIS TRADE FROM THE MARITIMES, QUEBEC AND THE WEST INDIES

Author Name: CAPTAIN JOHN HENRY HUBLEY, L.H. DICKS

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

Publisher: PORT OF SYDNEY CAPE BRETON ISLAND SHEDIAC LEVIS, 1911

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Seller ID: 0002299

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