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19th century clipper ship Robert H. Dixey and three Victorian portraits

An Antebellum Life at Sea: Featuring the Journal of Sarah Jane Girdler, Jan 1857-Dec 1858

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Seventeen-year-old Sarah Jane’s journal entries chronicle her journey by clipper ship from Massachusetts to Alabama, then on to Russia and other European countries in 1857. Photos, maps, drawings, and letters accompany journal text and bring the passengers and setting to life.

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