1940s - 1950s ORIGINAL GROUP OF HANDWRITTEN AND TYPED LETTERS SOME EPHEMERA RELATING TO THE FAMED EXPLORER AND HIS AUTHOR WIFE AND THE BELOVED, HISTORIC SCHOONER BOWDOIN

By: DONALD BAXTER MACMILLAN

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Book Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original archive of approximately 11 letters by or from Donald B. MacMillan or his wife, Miriam. Most of the letters are written to James Wiles of Maine in the late 1940s and 1950s are informal letters discussing Captain MacMillan's speaking engagements and tours, and a request for the help of Wiles to serve as an engineer or help with the fitting of the Schooner Bowdoin. Several are signed 'Mac.' Some with envelopes bear the typed return address 'Last Voyage Arctic Schooner Bowdoin.' Some letters from Miriam discuss her book 'Green Seas and White Ice,' and the positive and negative reviews of it. A number of news clippings related to MacMillan are included. One piece is a Christmas card apparently sent from the M.S. Brilliant, with an illustration of the ship signed Francis Wiles. Some soiling, staining, fold creases and other general wear but overall G. BIO NOTES: From Wikipedia: Donald Baxter MacMillan (November 10, 1874 - September 7, 1970) was an American explorer, sailor, researcher and lecturer who made over 30 expeditions to the Arctic during his 46-year career. He pioneered the use of radios, airplanes, and electricity in the Arctic, brought back films and thousands of photographs of Arctic scenes, and put together a dictionary of the Inuktitut language. On March 18, 1935, MacMillan married Miriam Norton Look, the daughter of his long-time friends Jerome and Amy Look. Though MacMillan at first refused to let her accompany him north, Miriam soon convinced him of her willingness and ability to participate in his Arctic travels. She participated in several of his scientific and exploration trips to the Arctic and elsewhere.

Title: 1940s - 1950s ORIGINAL GROUP OF HANDWRITTEN AND TYPED LETTERS SOME EPHEMERA RELATING TO THE FAMED EXPLORER AND HIS AUTHOR WIFE AND THE BELOVED, HISTORIC SCHOONER BOWDOIN

Author Name: DONALD BAXTER MACMILLAN

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

Publisher: FREEPORT, MAINE SCHOONER BOWDOIN, 1950

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002273

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