1955 ORIGINAL SIGNIFICANT MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND JOURNAL OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST ICE BREAKER ON IT'S FIRST POLAR EXPEDITION HANDWRITTEN BY THE CHIEF ENGINEER

By: LIEUTENANT P.Y. MATTHEWS JR., US NAVY CHIEF ENGINEER

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On offer is a super pair of significant original manuscript journals handwritten by Lieutenant P.Y. Matthews, Jr. a United States Navy Chief Engineer of the noted USS Glacier detailing the Chief's voyage and participation in Operation Deep Freeze I making for a very detailed account in two volumes beginning in the Antarctic upon arrival December 15, 1955 until departure April 1, 1956. Written as a group of letters titled 'Dear Jan' it appears from entries in the journal that Jan was perhaps a niece the narrative makes for an intimate sharing of observations and impressions of all the Chief sees. The Chief is, as each and every entry attests, a personable, enthusiastic participant in the voyage who well realizes the significance of the trip. I his own words: 'DEAR JAN The stirring saga of the USS GLACIER, the world's most powerful ice breaker, and its first polar voyage through six of the seven seas including ice breaking in Antarctica for Operation Deep Freeze I.' We note he writes of sitting down with Admiral Byrd too! Adding great depth are a small number of hand drawn maps, diagrams and pictures. Volume 1 is rather half full with 80 or so pages of writings as he only uses the facing pages, but Volume 2 contains only a few pages of text, the rest is blank as the expedition had ended. Also includes a newspaper clipping about Matthews stating that he had taken much color film footage of Antarctica and Little America. Tucked in is a copy of a document stating that Matthews was in the first landing party on Princess Astrid Coast, the original was placed in a cairn there. Overall G+.

Title: 1955 ORIGINAL SIGNIFICANT MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND JOURNAL OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST ICE BREAKER ON IT'S FIRST POLAR EXPEDITION HANDWRITTEN BY THE CHIEF ENGINEER

Author Name: LIEUTENANT P.Y. MATTHEWS JR., US NAVY CHIEF ENGINEER

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

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE USS GLACIER, 1955

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002329

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