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Manuscript Account of a Sea Journey Coinciding with the War of 1812.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
300
Sold for:
$584$475

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Manuscript Account of a Sea Journey Coinciding with the War of 1812. Belfast Harbor, Maine; Ireland; England; Nova Scotia; Boston: 23 December 1811-23 July 1812.
Quarto, forty pages, written in a neat and legible hand throughout, contemporary half sheep and marbled boards, front board detached, 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.
This engaging first-person narrative of an eventful transatlantic business trip by a certain Mr. Hayward, is filled with details of storms, descriptions of ports, and notably the capture of our diarist's vessel by the British frigate Aelus. His account of this maneuver includes the names of all ships involved, their masters, armaments, and all details regarding the disposition of crew and passengers.
Estimate $300-400


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Hayward, Maine, Nova Scotia, United Kingdom, Belfast Harbor

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