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On offer is a remarkable, original 1915 illustrated manuscript travel journal/scrapbook by the renowned Renaissance man Charles Wellington Furlong of Massachusetts lovingly created, deliciously detailed for his daughter, Ruthie. The noted trip to Madeira and the Canary Islands 'Morocco Etc. A Story' was sponsored by Harvard [from which a number of academic writings from this voyage were written including the Harvard Alumni magazine publishing an article on the expedition written by Henry Amory citing C.W. Furlong as a representative of Harper's and Dr. Erving as the ship's doctor. [Researchers and historians will no doubt understand the precariousness of the expedition given World War I served as a backdrop and ocean travel was risky even for Americans not in the War.] Both Amory and Dr. Erving are mentioned. This expedition became the basis for an article in the March 1919 issue of Harper's called "Hunting with the Lords of the Dezertas"] this charming book is fanciful; includes illustrations that include Furlong's own rather cartoon-like watercolor sketches, photographs, postcards, ephemeral pieces cut from magazines, clever puzzles and even a real, now dried, flying fish. Furlong was a fascinating individual whose life credits include: an officer of the Massachusetts Naval Brigade, partook in scientific expeditions for the US that also provided military and political intelligence, appointed to the War College during 1923-1924, created the Geographic Military Intelligence Division, produced a series of tactical field handbooks for officers on Mexico, Siberia, and Russia about the oil production facilities, named a member of the American delegation to the Paris Peace Conference, served as a military aide to President Wilson, Rome as a military attaché providing intelligence about the Middle East and the Balkans, emissary to the Sheik of Senoussi, King Faisal, Major General Sir Harry Watson, General Sir Archibald Wavell, and Field Marshall Allenby, establish a voting system in Tacona, Africa, from designing ballots and setting up polling places in remote areas and much, much more. Overall G+.
Title: 1915 ORIGINAL EXPEDITION JOURNAL AND TRAVEL SCRAPBOOK TO WEST AFRICA AND THE ISLANDS OFF THE WEST COAST FOR HIS DAUGHTER RUTHIE HANDWRITTEN AND COMPILED BY A TRUE RENAISSANCE MAN WITH THE BACKDROP OF WWI LOOMING
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0002560
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