Some Titles referring to Biographies and auto-biographies

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Title Author Publisher ISBN Year
Biographies [ auto-biographies below ]
The Sea Years of Joseph Conrad Allen, Jerry Doubleday and Co 65-19927 1965
Champlain Armstrong, Joe C.W. MacMillan Company Canada 0-7715-9501-8 1987
The Bligh Notebook Bach, John Allen and Unwin 0-04-909032-1 1987
Dear Sarah Borden Jr., Norman E. The Bond WheelWright Company, Freeport, Maine,   1966
Stephen Decatur Brady, Cyrus Townsend Small, Maynard, and Co, Boston   1900
The Adventures of John Wetherell C. S. Forester Michael Joseph 0-7181-3844-9 1994
The Life and Letters of David Beatty Chalmers, W.S. Hodder And Stoughton   1951
A Mariner of England Childers, Colonel Spencer John Murray   1908
Lord Cochrane Christopher Lloyd Owl Books 0-8050-5569-X 1998
Sea-Borne Thirty years Avoyaging Connolly, James B. Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.   1944
Jack Tier Cooper, J. Fenimore Houghton,Mufflin & Company   1884
Clinton Crane's Yaching Memories Crane, Clinton D. Van Nostrand Company   1952
Naval Surgeon, the Cree journals Cree, Edward Hodges E.P. Dutton 0-525-24121-3 1981
The Nagle Journal Dann, John C. (editor) Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1-555-84223-2 1988
The Voyage of the Beagle Darwin, Charles bantam books   1958
I Ran Away To Sea as Fifty Fahnestock, Mary Sheridan Harcourt, BraceAnd Company   1939
Cleopatra's Barge Ferguson, David L. Little, Brown 76-16491 1976
Heroes from Hakluyt Finger, Charles J. - Ed. The Henry Holt Company   1928
Concise Biographical Dictionary Fitzhugh Grosset & Dunlap   1935
Surgeon of the Seas Foltz, Charles S Bobbs-Merrill   1931
Beaufort of the Admiralty Friendly, Alfred Random House 77-06022 1977
Thomas Bone the Sailors' Friend Gibson, Jesse The Upper Canada Tract Society    
Bering's Voyages Vol 1 Golder, F.A. American Geographical Society   1922
Bering's Voyages Vol 2 Golder, F.A. American Geographical Society   1922
Moana the Vastness of the Sea Gorsky, Bernard Elek Books   1956
A Sailor's Life Hartog, Jan de Harper and Brothers LoC 55-8991 1955
The MountBattens Hatch, Alden Random House   1965
The Writings of Stephen B. Luce Hayes, John D., Hettendorf, John B. Naval War College   1975
My old man and the sea Hays, David, Daniel Workman Publishing 1-56512-102-3 1995
96 Years in The Royal Navy Heine, William C. LanceLot Press 0-88999-329-7 1987
The Sea Lark Helm, Thomas A.A. Wyn 55-10883 1955
Captain Nat Herreshoff Herreshoff, L. Francis Sheridan House   1953
Captains from Devon Hill Miller, Helen Algonquin Books 0-912697-27-x 1985
And Tomorrow the Stars Hill, Kay Dodd, Mead and Company 68-27819 1968
Juet's Journal Juet, Robert The New Jersey Historical Society 0-919001-54-8 1959
De Gaulle, The Rebel 1890-1944 Lacouture, Jean Harvill 0-00-271288-1 1990
De Gaulle, The Ruler 1945-1970 Lacouture, Jean Harvill 0-00-271289-X 1992
Franklin Happy Voyager Lamb, G.F. Ernest Benn Ltd   1956
Count Frontenac, Wolfe and Montcalm Le Sueur, William D OxfordUniversity Press   1928
Stefansson Ambassador of the North LeBordais, D.M. Harvest House 63-17243 1963
Mr. Barrow of the Admiralty Lloyd, Christopher Collins 00-211528-x 1970
Nathaniel Bowditch Loring, Augustus P. Newcomen Society   1950
An Arctic Man Lyall, Ernie Hurtig Publishers 0-88780-106-4 1979
William Dennison Lyon Lyon, William Dennison Brookline private 1919
Sailing With Mr.Belloc MacCarthy, Dermod Grafton 0-246-13244-2 1987
Captain Cook MacLean, Alistair Fontana/ Collins   1972
A Million Miles In Sail McCulloch, John Herries Dodd, Mead & Company   1933
Bligh, a True Account of his Mutiny aboard HMS Bounty McKinney, Sam International Marine Publishing Co 0-87742-981-2 1988
Some Mariners of France Minnegerode, Meade G.P Putnam's Sons   1930
Commodore Isaac Hull, USN Molloy, Leo T The Hull Book Fund   1964
Admiral of the Ocean Sea Morison, Samuel Eliot Little, Brown and Co 1-56731-143-1 1942
John Paul Jones Morison, Samuel Eliot Time Inc.   1964
Venture Library, The Newbolt, Sir Henry Longmans   1931
So noble a Captain Parr, Charles McKew Thomas Y. Crowell LoC 53-7525 1953
Shorter Pepys, The Pepys, Latham, Samuel, Robert (editor) University of California 0-520-03426-0 1985
Henry Hudson Powys, Llewelyn The Bodley Head   1927
Journals of Hezekiah Prince Jr Prince, Hezekiah Crown Publishers 65-24321 1965
Ran away to sea Reid, Capt Mayne Private (Ticknor and Fields)   1859
Lord Riddell's War Diary Riddell, Lord Ivor Nicholson and Watson   1933
Captain Kidd Ritchie, Robert C. Barnes & Noble 0-7607-0840-1 1998
Deep water and Shoal Robinson, William Albert Johnathan Cape   1939
My Livel Lady Rose, sir Alec Pan Books 0-330-02408-6 1968
From the Forecastle to the Cabin Samuels, Samuel S. Captain Harper and Brothers,   1887
The Eye of the Wind Scott, Peter Hodder and Stoughton   1961
Life of John Quincy Adams Seward, William H. Henry T. Coates   1887
Heritage of the Bounty, The Shapiro, Harry L Simon and Schuster   1936
Sailing Alone Slocum, Joshua Penguin 0-14-043736-3 1999
Captain Joshua Slocum Slocum, Victor Sheridan House 0-911378-04-9 1950
Prime Ministers of Queen Victoria Smith, G. Barnett George Routledge and Sons   1888
Alone at Sea Spencer, Ann Doubleday Canada Ltd. 0-385-25720-1 1998
Steered By the Falling Stars Spurr, Daniel Ragged Mountain Press 0-87742-332-6 1992
Uncommon Sailor, An Street, Lucie St Martins Press 0-312-01526-7 1988
Life on the Mississippi Twain, Mark New english library limited   1961
Captain Cook Villiers, Alan Penguin books   1967
Nelson - see also Nelson Walder, David Dial Press 0-8037-6431-6 1978
Commandore Perry's Wallach, Sidney Coward-McCann, Inc.   1952
William Damier Wilkinson, Clennell The Bodley Head   1929
Mount Batten Ziegler, Philip Knopf 0-394-52098-X 1985
Autobiographies - back to biographies
Sea Quest Borden, Charles A Ballantine Books 0-345-23500-2 1967
Lonely sea and the sky Chichester, Francis Coward-McCann 64-17997 1964
Gypsy Moth Circles the World Chichester, Sir Francis Pocket Books   1969
Cooper's Sea Tales-Afloat and Ashore Cooper, J. Fenimore Houghton Mifflin Co   1884
A Sailors Odyssey Cunningham, Andrew Browne Dutton and Co.   1951
Two years before the mast Dana, Richard Henry Collins   1840
Captain of the Queens Grattidge, Captain H. Oldbourne Press   1964
Sailing Spirit, The , Meeting the BOC Challenge Hughes, John Seal Books 0-7704-2280-2 1988
Recollections of an Ole Salt Johnston, Lorne Lorne Johnston   1982
Incredible Voyage Jones. Tristan Sheed Andrews and McMeel 0-8362-0703-3 1977
Cape Farewell Martinsson, Harry G.P Putnam's Sons   1934
All This and Sailing, Too Stephens, Olin J. II Mystic Seaport 0-913372-89-7 1999
Prisoner of the Kormoran Taylor, James and Jones W.A. George G. Harrap   1945
Lower Class Youell, George George Youell   1938
Sailing the Seven Seas Chase, Mart Ellen North Star Books (for juniors) 1958

The above represents part of our holdings on this subject - these books are all available for consultation - some of the older titles may be handled only by a Curator, or by a Member who has received approved training in the handling of archival material. Biographies, engravings, paintings, charts, etc are not listed. [Updated Dec 2002.] Our online catalogue (OPAC) is available here.


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