(MARITIME.) Loss of the President Steam Ship. 8 manuscript pages plus 2 final blank leaves, 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, stitched; minor wear and soiling, author's signature erased from final page. London, mid-19th century
The SS President was a British passenger steamer and the largest ship in the world. It was en route from New York to Liverpool when it was lost at sea in January 1841. All 136 of the passengers and crew were lost, one of the worst maritime tragedies of the era.
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