Author:C. TURNER, ROYAL MARINE

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1880 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED [ALS] HANDWRITTEN BY A ROYAL MARINE ABOARD THE THE STORIED HMS LONDON RELATING HIS EXPERIENCES SUPPRESSING THE SLAVE TRADE

By: C. TURNER, ROYAL MARINE

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: SOUTH EAST COAST OF ZANZIBAR, 1880

Seller ID: 0001455

Condition: Good+


On offer is a charming, historically significant autograph letter signed [ALS] dated January 26 1880 handwritten by British serviceman, C. Turner, RM [Royal Marine] aboard the HMS London a renowned ship with a storied history including its work suppressing the slave trade, writing from the south east coast Zanzibar. Over 4 pages beginning by chiding his brother and sister for not writing Turner writes of personal matters: 'Get me a nice girl, the one I left in Chatham has given me "turnips" she said she couldn't do without a young man for so long' to most interestingly that the ship ha... View more info