BOWERS (HENRY ROBERTSON, 'Birdie') Long autograph letter signed ("Henry"), to his mother, written as the Northbrook reaches the Irrawaddy Delta, 1909; with a photograph
Lot 94
BOWERS (HENRY ROBERTSON, 'Birdie') Long autograph letter signed ("Henry"), to his mother, written as the Northbrook reaches the Irrawaddy Delta, 1909; with a photograph
£1,200 - 1,500
US$ 2,000 - 2,500
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BOWERS (HENRY ROBERTSON, 'Birdie')
Long autograph letter signed ("Henry"), to his mother, written as the Northbrook reaches the Irrawaddy Delta, describing the vast numbers of ships in Rangoon harbour ("I have counted as many as 37 British India Steamers alone"), commenting on the fact that trade is dominated by British, German and Indian interests, and giving an account of the annual Signalman's exams, over which he is presiding with as much impartiality as possible ("They think that I am disloyal to my ship because I don't cheat in their favour"), 8 pages, on Royal Indian Marine stamped paper, 8vo "Northbrook", Rangoon River, 15 January 1909; with a photograph of a sailor in "shore-going rig", standing next to a machine gun emplacement on a roof at the Custom House, dated 1909 on verso and annotated

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