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The Resource Letters of seamen in the wars with France, 1793-1815, helen Watt; Anne Hawkins

Letters of seamen in the wars with France, 1793-1815, helen Watt; Anne Hawkins

Label
Letters of seamen in the wars with France, 1793-1815
Title
Letters of seamen in the wars with France, 1793-1815
Statement of responsibility
helen Watt; Anne Hawkins
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters of seamen below the rank of commissioned officer are rare, both in original form and in print. This edited collection of 255 letters, written by seamen in the British Navy and their correspondents between 1793 and 1815, gives voice to a group of men whose lives and thoughts are otherwise mostly unknown. The letters are extremely valuable for the insights which they give into aspects of life below decks and the subjects close to the writers' hearts: money matters, ties with home and homesickness. They also provide eye-witness accounts of events during a tumultuous and important period of British and European history. One group of letters, included as a separate section, comprises the letters of seamen and their family and friends which were intercepted by the authorities during the mutinies of 1797. These letters shed a great deal of light on the extraordinary events of that year and of seamen's attitudes to the mutinies. The editors' introductory material, besides highlighting what the letters tell us about seamen's lives and attitudes, also discusses the extent of literacy amongst seamen, setting this into its wider contemporary popular context. The letters are supported by a substantial editorial apparatus and two detailed appendices containing biographies of seamen and information on select ships which took part in the mutinies of 1797
Cataloging source
N$T
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Watt, Helen
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Hawkins, Anne
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  • Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)
  • Sailors
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
  • HISTORY / Military / Naval
  • Sailors
  • Great Britain
Label
Letters of seamen in the wars with France, 1793-1815, helen Watt; Anne Hawkins
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations and Tables; Foreword by Ann Coats; Preface; Acknowledgements; Editorial Conventions; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Part 1: 'Thus Dear Father passes the life of a Tar': Letters of Seamen, 1793-1815; Letters A1-194; Part 2: 'A great disturbance among the Fleet': Letters, Mostly Intercepted, to and from Seamen during the Mutinies in the Royal Navy, 1797; Letters B1-61; Conclusion; Appendix I: Biographies; Appendix II: Select Ships Involved in the Mutinies in the Royal Navy, 1797; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn953032566
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (736 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782042365
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt47gtqn
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953032566
Label
Letters of seamen in the wars with France, 1793-1815, helen Watt; Anne Hawkins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations and Tables; Foreword by Ann Coats; Preface; Acknowledgements; Editorial Conventions; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Part 1: 'Thus Dear Father passes the life of a Tar': Letters of Seamen, 1793-1815; Letters A1-194; Part 2: 'A great disturbance among the Fleet': Letters, Mostly Intercepted, to and from Seamen during the Mutinies in the Royal Navy, 1797; Letters B1-61; Conclusion; Appendix I: Biographies; Appendix II: Select Ships Involved in the Mutinies in the Royal Navy, 1797; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn953032566
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (736 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782042365
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt47gtqn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953032566

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