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"Reminiscences of a Sailors Life"

Identifier: 003385
Codex 003385

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Autobiography of an unidentified sailor born in 1826 in Deal, Kent County, England. He went to sea in January 1840 on a whaler and describes his reasoning for becoming a sailor, a whale hunt and islands visited including Trinidad and Galapagos. Includes water colored ink sketches of natives as well as ink sketches of a sperm whale, the author, without clothes on, being pulled onto the ship to escape a shark, and a giant turtle. Also includes quotations of the bible and mathematical problems related to navigation. The author did not intend to publish his account but wrote it for his family, twenty-five years after he had set sail.


  • 1865

Language of Materials

In English.

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1 volume ; 32 cm

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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