Autobiography of George, a sailor from Lincolnshire
- after 1830
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1 folder (1 volume in 1 folder) : Binding: Sewn and stabbed. Probably never any covers. Foliation: pp 1-91 [92-96]. Inserted leaf (formerly wafered on page 5) beginning. "for fear he should see me...", watermark 1832. Inserted leaf (formerly wafered on page 23) beginning "One time we was Laying at-Burton" ... 11 (The first inserted leaf was found at page 15; but context and the wafer-mark indicate page 5.). Collation: Single gathering. Material: Paper. Watermark: None, except on first insert: ...N & SON ...32.
Scope and Contents
Authorship: addressed (page 11) as "one of Poor Jenny Dribikals Ba[r]nes"; addressed (page 63) as "Don George"; took the name of Simeon Swift when pretending to be an American.
It was original cataloguer's opinion that this work is probably not fiction, but influenced by works of fiction. The writer is fairly literate for his station, but he says one of his masters taught his servants to read and write. The author has probably done a good bit of religious reading.
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- Guide to an Autobiography of George, a Sailor from Lincolnshire Collection
- Autobiography of George, a sailor from Lincolnshire
- Finding aid prepared by alh, 1974; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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- Finding aid written in English.
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Autobiography of George, a Sailor from Lincolnshire, MS P447, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.