Whaling Letter from Henry White to Parents, dated August 23, 1858

Whaling Letter from Henry White to Parents, dated August 23, 1858

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Description
Letter 2, dated August 23, 1858, off Fayal
Detailed description of foot journey, Albany to Boston to New Bedford. Boarded whaler Magnolia, 396 tons burden, 25 July. Sailed 27 July. Portuguese captain; the three mates are American. Caught first whales (blackfish) 29 July. Down to Caribbean. Azores.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
letter
whaling letter
Date made
1858
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 15 in; 24.13 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
2005.0102.02
catalog number
2005.0102.02
accession number
2005.0102
Credit Line
Gift of Hazel H. and Kathryn J. White
subject
Whalers
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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