John Davison letter from Key West, Florida, December 29, 1846

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


John Davison wrote to his wife, Eliza Ann Davison of Augusta, from Key West, describing his voyage through the most violent storm he had ever experienced. One crew member was drowned. His crew sick or injured, Davison reported that his boat drifted for many days while they waited for the gale to lessen. He reported his cargo was decayed.

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  • Title: John Davison letter from Key West, Florida, December 29, 1846
  • Creator: John Davison
  • Creation Date: 1846-12-29
  • Subject Date: 1846-12-29
  • Locations:
    • Augusta, Kennebec County, ME
    • Key West, FL
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 88, Box 1/1
  • Collection: Eliza Ann (Gannett) Davison papers
  • Object Type: Text

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