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An Antebellum Life at Sea: Featuring the Journal of Sarah Jane Girdler, Kept Aboard the Clipper Ship, Robert H. Dixey, from America to Russia and Europe, January 1857-December 1858

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On one of the cotton trading voyages of the Robert H. Dixey from Mobile, Ala., to Europe, the ships captain's niece, Sarah Jane Girdler, was aboard as a nanny for the captain's small daughter. Sarah Jane, then 17, kept a diary of her journey. This diary, with the captain's log and other family correspondence, provides an unusually detailed look at life aboard a dipper ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Black Belt Press
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Amanda Kay
Sep 08, 2012 Amanda Kay rated it liked it
I was sent this book by the lawer of the desandants of the owner of this ship after it was discover I had the bell from it. A young girl travels from Mobile AL to Russia via a schooner in the 1850's. The history of the Robert H. Dixey is quite a long one!
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