16257

PLEA FOR HELP FROM WIDOW OF A WHALING HARPOONIST

GIBBS, Sir Osborne

Autograph Letter written to William Watson of the Merchant Seaman’s Office requesting Information on the means required for the widow of a Whaling Harpoonist to receive Aid from the Merchant Seaman’s Fund.

Published
Weymouth

Description
8vo., 4 pages, (approx 450 words), written in a neat legible hand, holograph.

£125.00

SKU: 16257

Product Description

The seaman in question, Richard Penney, had served 22 years at sea- 5 years on a Whaling voyage to the South Seas as a harpoonist, to the West Indies (Jamaica) from London, and finally in 1844-5 aboard the ship ñLord William Bentickî.