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KENNEDY, William Robert, Admiral. Collection of 11 Autograph Letters, written while Kennedy was a young officer serving mostly on the North American Station.
All are addressed to his mother; these written while Kennedy's postings were H.M.S. Hero & Trafalgar. Most of the letters were posted from Halifax, and all posted between the 1860s and 1881.
Admiral Sir William Robert Kennedy, GCB (b March 4, 1838, Naples, Italy – d. 9 October 9, 1916, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England) who served in the Crimea and in China, wrote books about his sporting adventures, and an autobiography, Hurrah for the Life of a Sailor.
These are interesting descriptive letters, affording some glimpses into the social life of the naval officers' circle in Halifax at the time of their writing. "I am afraid it will be a difficult job to write with our band thumping away outside my cabin door, so don't think I'm out of my mind should you find a few snatches of 'Oh Susanna' or maybe a line out of the new & popular air 'God save the South'." "We arrived at Halifax this evening having bumped on a rock this afternoon in a heavy fog and much damage done." "...that Yankee scoundrel has been up to some of this pranks again at Bermuda, a frigate sails for that place tomorrow to keep him in order. I have my China medal with three clasps, it is a very handsome one..."
Over 60 pages, legible and in very good condition. 900.00
Title: Letters) 11 Autograph Letters Signed. (c. 1860s - 1880s) , written while Kennedy was a young officer serving mostly on the North American Station
Publisher: 1860,: 1860
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