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An Antebellum Life at Sea: Featuring the Journal of Sarah Jane Girdler, Kept Aboard the Clipper Ship, Robert H. Dixey, from America to Russia and Europe, Jan 1857-Dec 1858

by:  L. Tracy Girdler      
 Hardcover 
$30.00
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On one of the cotton trading voyages of the Robert H. Dixey from Mobile, Ala., to Europe, the ships captain's niece, Sarah Jane Girdler, was aboard as a nanny for the captain's small daughter. Sarah Jane, then 17, kept a diary of her journey. This diary, with the captain's log and other family correspondence, provides an unusually detailed look at life aboard a dipper ship, the antebellum cotton trade, and the business of ocean transport of that era.

  • Estimated Delivery:Oct 24 - Oct 28

An Antebellum Life at Sea: Featuring the Journal of Sarah Jane Girdler, Kept Aboard the Clipper Ship, Robert H. Dixey, from America to Russia and Europe, Jan 1857-Dec 1858

$30.00