My Cuttyhunk journal, 1899 May 27-30.


Antin, Mary, 1881-1949. My Cuttyhunk journal, 1899 May 27-30.

My Cuttyhunk journal, 1899 May 27-30.

Collection consists of a typed bound volume of 34 pages, entitled My Cuttyhunk Journal, May 27-30, 1899. It is interspersed with blank pages and includes 16 photographs, mostly of scenery (shorelines, boats, cliffs, docks) although several have people in them, including Antin. It is number one of a "Limited Edition of Four Signed copies." The text describes this excursion as "the first trip I took with Mr. Grabau and his class," but there is reference to an encounter with Mr. Grabau five years earlier. They sail from New Bedford and she mentions their study of the flora, fauna, and geology of Cuttyhunk Island; meeting Captain Fred Allen, who was known for inventing a number of life-saving devices for sailors; and sailing to Martha's Vineyard where she meets Native Americans John Vanderhoop and Mr. and Mrs. Cooper. The journal ends with a list of friends from whom she obtained autographs, including Ariel D. Savage, Myron E. Pierce, Frances Zirngiebel, and Helen M. Tower.

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