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The voyages of Capt. W. W. Burgess, 1854-1885 : being the career under sail of William Wallace Burgess of Plymouth, Massachusetts

Author: William Wallace Burgess; Doris M Johnson; David A Cobb
Publisher: Plymouth, Mass. : Jones River Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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Collection of narratives written by and based on the logbooks of Capt. Burgess, a sea captain from Plymouth, who traveled extensively during his career. Hired by shipping firms to deliver their goods, the captain sailed during a period of great change in transportation, communication and new products.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Wallace Burgess
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Wallace Burgess; Doris M Johnson; David A Cobb
ISBN: 9780962873881 0962873888
OCLC Number: 155227293
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 339 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: [William Wallace Burgess ; preface by David A. Cobb ; editor, Doris M. Johnson].

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Collection of narratives written by and based on the logbooks of Capt. Burgess, a sea captain from Plymouth, who traveled extensively during his career. Hired by shipping firms to deliver their goods, the captain sailed during a period of great change in transportation, communication and new products.

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A priceless discovery

by RRands (WorldCat user published 2010-07-12) Excellent Permalink

For many decades my family has been trying to uncover the circumstances that brought our ancestor, Joseph Rands (my second great grandfather) from Capetown to New York City.  Many hours of research failed to turn up the details... until one day this wonderful little book appeared in an Internet...
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