‘I Hope to Have a Good Passage...’ The Business Letters of Captain Daniel Jenkins, 1902-11
This volume comprises the text of a 500-page copy letter-book kept by Captain Daniel Jenkins (1871–1922) between 1902 and 1908 and in 1910–11, during periods when he was in command of several Cardiff tramp steamers.
These letters are probably unique as it seems likely that they are the sole remaining first-hand record of the trades plied by such vessels in the early twentieth century. They add to our understanding of the incredibly complex economy and society that existed in south Wales and beyond in the early years of the twentieth century.
South Wales Record Society publication no. 29
Edited with an introduction by David Jenkins
ISBN 978-0-9553387-9-3 (hardback, 297 pages)
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