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1850s - 1940s SUPER ARCHIVE OF DOCUMENTS AND LETTERS BY AND ABOUT WILLIAM MACGILL, CAPTAIN OF ONE OF THE FASTEST CLIPPER SHIPS IN THE WORLD: THE "SWEEPSTAKES"

By: WILLIAM MACGILL

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: New York NY San Francisco CA Melbourne AUS, 1862

Seller ID: 0009003

Condition: Good


On offer is an archive of exemplary archive of letters, telegrams, and ephemera by and related to Captain William Augustine Macgill. This archive contains two letters from the early 1860s and the rest of the documents are from the late 1940s, having been put together by R. R. Macgill, obviously a descendent of Captain Macgill. These later documents are testaments to the historical significance of William Macgill, captain of the clipper ship "Sweepstakes." This ship was one of the fastest sailing ships in the world at the time and made the fastest voyage from New York to San Francisco i... View more info