1866 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY US NAVY ENGINEER DETAILING HIS TRIP TO FUNCHAL PORTUGAL

By: HIRAM PARKER JR

Price: $845.99

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Book Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1866 manuscript letter handwritten by US Navy Engineer Hiram Parker Jr. while serving aboard the USS Dacotah. The 14 page diary like letter was written over a period from February 7th 1866 to the 22nd of February. He starts out writing while at sea and describes one instance when one of the marines while asleep on deck had his skull fractured by a sheet block while the sail was being shortened and died. He later goes to Fuchal Portugal and describes the country in great detail fully using the paper. BIO NOTES: one online source provides: Birth: Oct. 4, 1841, Death: Feb. 17, 1918. Civil War Union Naval Officer. Third Assistant Engineer, 16 November, 1861. Second Assistant Engineer, 25 August, 1863. First Assistant Engineer, 11 October, 1866. Resigned 18 February, 1875. Burial: Charles Baber Cemetery Pottsville Schuylkill County Pennsylvania, USA. Another source: Hiram Parker, Jr. married Elizabeth Jane Myers December 23, 1862. Overall G.

Title: 1866 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY US NAVY ENGINEER DETAILING HIS TRIP TO FUNCHAL PORTUGAL

Author Name: HIRAM PARKER JR

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

Publisher: ABOARD USS DACOTAH FUNCHAL PORTUGAL, 1866

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002050

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