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A Doctor's Letters from Pitcairn, 1937

A Doctor's Letters from Pitcairn, 1937

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A Doctor's Letters from Pitcairn, 1937

by Southworth, Rufus

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Np/nd [ca.2008]: [Robert Parkin Johnson]. Limited Edition. Octavo. No. 136 of 500 privately printed copies. [iv] 182 pages, map, photographs, with an introduction by Mayotta Southworth. Written by a physician who spent six months on Pitcairn caring for the medical and some of the psychological needs of the islanders, this book gets "inside" the Pitcairners' lives in a way no other book has done. Certain to become an expensive, rare book because of its limited printing. These letters from Dr. Southworth to his family, gathered into a book are an intimate, revealing picture of life on Pitcairn in a most interesting and sometimes graphic way. Inscribed by Alice Southworth and also Ann S. McFarland Southworth both to a noted collector of the Pitcairn saga. A fine bright copy bound in dark green stiff paper wraps lettered in black, spine lettering black.


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A Doctor's Letters from Pitcairn, 1937
Southworth, Rufus
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[Robert Parkin Johnson]
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Np/nd [ca.2008]
Pitcairn Islands, History; Social Customs of Pitcairn Islanders; 1930's life in Pitcairn
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