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Thread #126347   Message #2856861
Posted By: John Minear
05-Mar-10 - 12:18 PM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Snuffy, thanks for the information on the Carpenter collection. It is important and not so accessible. This is precisely the kind of information I will be looking at under my category of "Historical Informants". And thanks for the heads up on "Bully in the Alley".

Charley, that tantalizing little snippet on Dana is from a book about him by a certain Robert L. Gale, entitled RICHARD HENRY DANA, JR. But he definitely seems to be quoting some version of TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST! I haven't had a chance to do any further looking and I don't have any immediate access to this book. But his quote sure doesn't come from my copy of Dana! There is still that mystery about where Hugill found his extra three chanties from Dana. Maybe there is another edition out there.

And thanks for that information on "Bully in the Alley" out in Australia. I think it is important to document that end of things every chance we get.