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The mystery of Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, aged 40, disappeared with her plane and her navigator on 2 July 1937 on the longest leg on what was intended to be the first circumnavigation of the world by a woman in an airplane. How does that fact change how we read her life? She was,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 12 Aug 2021

The World is like a Troubled Sea | Anonymous

The following poem was written in 1819, by an author whose identity remains unknown, and was published in The Pocket Magazine.[1] The world is like a troubled sea, The people little vessels are, Which by the winds oft toss’d be, The furious...

“We had a lovely passage in a beautiful new ship. . . .”

MARTHA “PATSY” JEFFERSON accompanied her father to Paris in 1785 when he was appointed minister to France. She was enrolled for her schooling at the prestigious Abbaye Royale de Panthemont convent. There she penned a letter to Elizabeth House...
From: In the Words of Women on 11 Nov 2019

“a Wave landed us with the utmost force upon the Beach”

Taking up where we left off….ABIGAIL ADAMS and other passengers from the ship Active have been lowered into a pilot boat which attempts to land at a town named Deal, slightly north of Dover on the English coast: “you must be run right on...
From: In the Words of Women on 28 Oct 2019

“. . . I have Safely landed upon the British coast.”

In July of 1784, ABIGAIL ADAMS was nearly at the end of her journey across the Atlantic to London where she was to join her husband John. As readers who have been following her story will appreciate, it was a fraught passage. The vessel finally arrived...
From: In the Words of Women on 26 Oct 2019

“merit; not tittles, gave a man preeminence in our Country”

“I long for the day which will give us land,” ABIGAIL ADAMS says in the journal she kept for her sister MARY CRANCH. The ship Active, bearing her to England, is nearing the end of its journey. But Abigail still has time to describe a passenger...
From: In the Words of Women on 21 Oct 2019

I am quite out of conceit with calms.

ABIGAIL ADAMS continues the journal she kept on the Atlantic crossing, intending to send it to her sister MARY CRANCH when she joined her husband in London. She describes a “calm” at sea and claims that it is harder on the body “than...
From: In the Words of Women on 19 Oct 2019

Such a fellow is a real imposition upon the passengers . . . .

After a rather long absence due to family medical problems I am posting again on In the Words of Women. We left ABIGAIL ADAMS on board the ship Active sailing for England in 1784 where she was to join her husband John. She had been keeping a journal for...
From: In the Words of Women on 15 Oct 2019

“that phenomenon of Nature; a blaizing ocean”

ABIGAIL ADAMS continues her description of details of her voyage to England for her sister MARY CRANCH. If I did not write every day, I should lose the days of the month, and of the week, confined all day . . . on account of the weather; which is foggy,...
From: In the Words of Women on 18 Jun 2019

“hopes of a joyfull meeting of my long absent Friend”

ABIGAIL ADAMS continues writing to her sister MARY CRANCH on board the ship Active on its way to England where Abigail will join her “long absent Friend”, her husband John. Abigail promises to post the journal to her sister immediately upon...
From: In the Words of Women on 11 Jun 2019

“The Sea running mountain high . . . “

On a voyage across the Atlantic in 1784 to join her husband John in London, ABIGAIL ADAMS kept a journal intended for her sister MARY CRANCH. Once her seasickness had abated Abigail took charge and supervised the cleaning of the passenger rooms on the...
From: In the Words of Women on 4 Jun 2019

“that most disheartning, disspiriting malady, Sea sickness”

After the treaty of peace between Britain and the United States had been signed in 1783 John Adams, who had been named Minister to Britain, begged his wife Abigail to join him in London. His pain at their continued separation— it had been nearly...
From: In the Words of Women on 27 May 2019

“one of the finest Sights in the Universe”

In her commonplace book MILCAH MARTHA MOORE transcribed the following passage from the travel journal that ELIZABETH GRAEME (1737-1801) kept in which she describes being at sea and seeing the setting sun. The complete journal has not been found. Remarks—on...
From: In the Words of Women on 28 Jul 2018

Diet of the Ancient Mariner
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Mar 2018

Call for Papers for the British Group of Early American Historians’ next conference

BGEAH 2017: “Land and Water: Port Towns, maritime connections, and oceanic spaces of the early modern Atlantic World.” Call for Papers The British Group of Early American Historians will hold its annual conference at the University of Portsmouth,...
From: The Junto on 10 Dec 2016

“I hope and pray, I may never again be left to go to sea”

ABIGAIL ADAMS continued to describe the voyage from England to Boston in a letter written at sea {May 29, 1788) to her daughter Abigail Adams Smith. Ships met in passing are “spoken to,” that is contacted for news or an exchange of letters....
From: In the Words of Women on 12 Sep 2016

“on Board the ship Lucretia“

My husband has macular degeneration that has affected his ability to read. But we have found ways of working around this. He listens to books borrowed from the library via the Overdrive app on our iPad. He also has earphones which he can use so as not...
From: In the Words of Women on 8 Sep 2016

Appel à candidature : Chargé de cours en Arts de l’Océanie (Paris, 2016-2017)

Le département d’Histoire de l’art, de la Faculté des Lettres de l’Institut catholique de Paris, recherche un chargé de cours sur les Arts de l’Océanie, pour la rentrée prochaine (septembre 2016),...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 27 Jul 2016

Atlantic Revolutions Reading List

Age of Revolutions Reading List #1 Atlantic Revolutions  Over the next couple of weeks, we will be posting reading lists on the Age of Revolutions. For our first list, we asked Wim Klooster and Julia Gaffield – two experts in...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 May 2016

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