1810 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LOG AND LEDGER OF A BUSY COMMERCIAL SHIP TRYING TO PLY IT'S TRADE IN THE INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS WATERS FACED BY AMERICAN SHIPPING FROM THE BRITISH NAVY AS COASTAL WATERS AND THE ATLANTIC CROSSING HEAT UP AS THE WAR OF 1812 LOOMS

By: CAPT. HENRY HAWKINS, GEORGE HAWKINS

Price: $3,855.99

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On offer is a fascinating, original War of 1812 era ship's ledger through whose historic entries reveal the hazards for a merchant ship to ply its trade in open waters as this log dated March of 1810 to Sept 1811 for the Philadelphia based vessel "Pegu" reveals through its 130 or so well-filled pages which also includes a number of ephemeral items: invoices, bills of lading, letter copies of correspondence to shippers from principals Captain Henry Hawkins and his son George Hawkins who ply their trade to London, Halifax, Gottenburg etc. adding further depth. What will be of particular interest to historians and collectors of nautical history is that along with the ship's commercial business aspects highlighted with the back drop of impending War between America and Britain is the war between Son and Father. Beyond the data, beyond the significant notes even casual reading finds entries to include: "Ship captured by English Sloop" (June 1810), another chilling, near prescient entry discusses blockades and "If War Should Take Place" (Aug 1811) there are letters from Hawkins the Son to his father that have a beseeching quality for connection and contact. Yes there is business but there is a young man reaching out to his father for more. The rear cover of the 7 3/4" x 10" oblong book is detached, the front holding by a single string, the spine cap tattered and some general ageing but interiors are good.

Title: 1810 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LOG AND LEDGER OF A BUSY COMMERCIAL SHIP TRYING TO PLY IT'S TRADE IN THE INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS WATERS FACED BY AMERICAN SHIPPING FROM THE BRITISH NAVY AS COASTAL WATERS AND THE ATLANTIC CROSSING HEAT UP AS THE WAR OF 1812 LOOMS

Author Name: CAPT. HENRY HAWKINS, GEORGE HAWKINS

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

Publisher: ABOARD SHIP PEGU PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA, 1810

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 0002414

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