PASSAGE FROM BOSTON TO RIO BY SHIP. Holograph Manuscript, titled "Journal of a trip from Boston to Rio de Janeiro Bark Paulina 1847/8," 33 pp recto and verso, folio (315 x 195 mm),

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PASSAGE FROM BOSTON TO RIO BY SHIP.
Holograph Manuscript, titled "Journal of a trip from Boston to Rio de Janeiro Bark Paulina 1847/8," 33 pp recto and verso, folio (315 x 195 mm),
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PASSAGE FROM BOSTON TO RIO BY SHIP.
Holograph Manuscript, titled "Journal of a trip from Boston to Rio de Janeiro Bark Paulina 1847/8," 33 pp recto and verso, folio (315 x 195 mm), journey south from September 29 to December 8, 1847, journey north from January 2 to March 5, 1848, pages illustrated with sketches of vessels and views in pencil, with a hand-drawn map in pencil and pen tipped in to the rear. In wrapper-bound journal. Covers detached but present, some staining and thumbsoiling throughout.

The author of this manuscript does not give us his name, but he gives us a wealth of details about the process of travel by boat. the bark Paulina was built in 1842. On this trip she took ice from Boston to Charleston, SC (though only a fifth of the ice survived the trip), then sailed for Rio. In Rio they took aboard rosewood, hides, coffee, and other goods. The author describes his daily work, his meals, the weather, the other ships encountered on the trip.
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