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Image for 1911 - 1947 ORIGINAL LARGE GROUP OF JOURNALS, DECK LOGS, LETTERS OF CORRESPONDENCE, DOCUMENTS AND EPHEMERA RELATED TO THE SERVICE OF AN EAST COAST CANADIAN MERCHANT MARINE STEAMSHIP CAPTAIN PLYING HIS TRADE FROM THE MARITIMES, QUEBEC AND THE WEST INDIES

1911 - 1947 ORIGINAL LARGE GROUP OF JOURNALS, DECK LOGS, LETTERS OF CORRESPONDENCE, DOCUMENTS AND EPHEMERA RELATED TO THE SERVICE OF AN EAST COAST CANADIAN MERCHANT MARINE STEAMSHIP CAPTAIN PLYING HIS TRADE FROM THE MARITIMES, QUEBEC AND THE WEST INDIES

By: CAPTAIN JOHN HENRY HUBLEY, L.H. DICKS

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: PORT OF SYDNEY CAPE BRETON ISLAND SHEDIAC LEVIS, 1911

Seller ID: 0002299

Condition: Good+


On offer is a sensational, original archive of journals [3], official Deck logs [3], 100+ letters of correspondence plus ephemera both personal and marine related including lists of passengers, personnel, letters of recommendation, letters from passengers etc. all handwritten or compiled by Captain John Henry Hubley born in 1884, a seasoned ship's master by the age of 20 no doubt having gained experience from his father who was also a ship's Captain. The group will provide a treasure trove for historians and researchers of Canadian steamship history and Canadian Government merchant marine comm... View more info

1868 - 1900s SUPER ARCHIVE OF FAMILY DIARIES DETAILING OVER 30 YEARS OF NEW ENGLAND LIFE AND TIMES

By: CAROLINE L. CARR; FRANK T. CARR; HELEN F. CARR: JOHN H. COLLINS

Price: $5,585.99

Publisher: New England, 1868

Seller ID: 0008179

Condition: Good


On offer is an absolutely outstanding collection of diaries from one family that span 33 years. These diaries paint a warm and intimate look at the life of a very fine woman and here family. In addition, there are 2 account books that cover a 12 year period. The dates, sizes, completion and general condition of the volumes are as follows: Diary 1868 measures 6'x3', has 60 pages, is 100% complete and in good condition; Diary 1869 measures 4.75 x 3.0, has 60 pages, is 100% complete and in fair condition, covers are missing; Diary 1870 measures 4.75 x 3.0, has 60 pages, is 100% complete and in go... View more info

1899 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT PILOTAGE AND NAVIGATION TRAINING BOOK HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MIDSHIPMAN WHO WOULD ONE DAY BECOME THE FIRST DIRECTOR OF UNEXPLODED BOMBS DEPARTMENT DURING THE LONDON BLITZ

By: L. E. H. LLEWELLYN

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: H.M.S. OTTER on Passage to CHINA, 1899

Seller ID: 0009166

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating book, both for the contents within and for the person who created and owned it. The book in question is an 1899 notebook from a Royal Navy course teaching ‘Pilotage,’ which is another term for navigating using fixed points of reference on the sea to obtain the fixed position of the vessel with respect to a desired course or location. Such knowledge included General Navigation (“general knowledge of the duties of the navigating officer's”), “Practical use and management of barometer, chronometer, surrounding machines and other navigational instruments,” “... View more info

1928 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY OF A YOUNG TEENAGE GIRL TRAVELING TO FINLAND THE HOME OF HER MOTHER'S FAMILY AND HER FATHER'S GRAVE

By: L.H.

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: FINLAND SCANDINAVIA, 1928

Seller ID: 0001935

Condition: Good+


On offer is a charming original 1928 manuscript diary handwritten by an unidentified, except by the initials 'LH', young girl, we estimate 13 or 14, maybe 15, who is traveling from we believe her home in New York to Finland, the birth country of her Mother. Using a 5 year diary gifted to her by her sister [?] Lea she writes regularly from July 1st through September 2nd and the sporadically through to November 26th. In a beautiful hand the girl writes with a joie de vivre always addressing her Diary as if it were a living being! A young maybe naïve girl she makes charming 'goofs' calling the s... View more info