Wilson, Archibald, active 1843
||MSS 0097, Item 0085
||Materials mostly in
English with one instance of
||This journal, named after the forecastle or upper forward deck of a sailing ship, was kept by American sailor Archibald Wilson
during the period 1842-1843 and documents five trips taken while serving aboard the ships James Edwards, Pioneer of Alexandria, and James Perkins. The journal entries document meteorological conditions, events of the day, duties performed aboard the ship, Wilson's thoughts
and mood, and his interest in literature. Clippings from an 1883 issue of the magazine Harper's Weekly are also pasted into the volume.
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