1890s MANUSCRIPT TRANSCRIPTION OF HER OWN 1855 TRAVEL JOURNAL FROM BOSTON TO CHILE AND HER FRIEND'S LOG OF THE SAME TRIP IN 1854

By: ELIZABETH LEONARD, CAPTAIN OLIVER LANE Jr.

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On offer is a very interesting, original manuscript copy and transcription created in the late 1890s of the "Journal of Elizabeth Leonard" (wife of Captain Ezra Leonard) and the "Journal of a Voyage from Boston to Valparaiso, Chili in the Ship Prospero of Boston, Capt. Oliver Lane Jr." The 9 x 14 inch book was handwritten by Elizabeth Leonard who apparently wanted to preserve her family's maritime history and thusly she copied a journal that she had kept of a voyage in 1855 and also a journal of a voyage kept by Captain Oliver Lane from Boston to Chile in 1854. She also writes of family history and genealogy in this record book. The Leonard's as well as Capt Lane lived in Anniasqum, Massachusetts. In this journal Elizabeth starts with her preparation for the voyage aboard the brig "John M. Clayton" to San Juan, Cuba. Ezra Leonard was the master of the brig and his wife Elizabeth was the only passenger aboard. The round trip voyage starts from Boston on the 2nd of February 1855. Elizabeth gives a very detailed; places, people, observations and her thoughts all recorded. She also writes about her family and friends and her home life and Annisquam and Chelsea. For example she also discusses a robbery that took place just before her voyage. Some local people had broken into Captain Lane's house in Annisquam and stole $300.00 and some personal items including a watch that has value. This section of the journal is 54 pages long and she includes about six pages of family history. The "Journal of a voyage from Boston to Valparaiso, Chili in Ship Prospero of Boston, Capt. Oliver lane Jr" is ten pages long. [Captain Oliver Griffin Lane, was a renowned sea captain of his time. He made many merchant voyages to Liverpool England, the Caribbean Islands, San Francisco and to the East to China and India. He sailed three ships and built his homestead in Annisquam, Gloucester, Mass. on Leonard St., where he had a store which sold the overage of his ships' inventories.] This journal kept by Captain Lane is a classic log book providing the numerous details ships record since time immemorial: the ship's position, winds, weather, observations etc. The journal starts on June 18th, 1854 and ends on August 18th, 1854. The book has suffered some water damage a long time back, the covers damaged, slightly bowed, the first couple of pages have some little damage but otherwise the well filled book is overall G.

Title: 1890s MANUSCRIPT TRANSCRIPTION OF HER OWN 1855 TRAVEL JOURNAL FROM BOSTON TO CHILE AND HER FRIEND'S LOG OF THE SAME TRIP IN 1854

Author Name: ELIZABETH LEONARD, CAPTAIN OLIVER LANE Jr.

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

Publisher: SHIP PROSPERO, BOSTON TO VALPARIASO, CHILI, CHILE, 1895

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Seller ID: 0002426

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