Author:WILLIAM E. McKAY

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1893 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MIDSHIPMAN WHO RECALLS HIS TIME IN MOROCCO DURING THE MELILLA WAR

By: WILLIAM E. McKAY

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: TANGIERS MOROCCO, 1893

Seller ID: 0002088

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating nine page 1893 manuscript account of voyage handwritten by United States Navy midshipman William E. McKay aboard the flagship Franklin. [McKay was made lieutenant and commanded the Inca, 1898.] Titled: 'Morocco, Melilla and the Moors. A Boar Hunt at Tangiers by William E. McKay, Boston, 1893' William relates the history of the area, religion, war and a personal account of boar hunt in Tangiers. Here are some snippets: "Throughout Morocco, all idiots and lunatics are accounted saints. When Allah withdraws the reason, it is a mark of his special favour...." "... View more info