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"Robert H. HIRST" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 6 Feb 2024 07:49:29 -0800
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Mr. Trauring,
I believe the typescript Virginia has was made by a bevy of
stenographers/typists who worked for *Life Magazine* sometime in the 1950s.
Elizabeth Denny Vann had interested the magazine in running a story using
Denny's journal and the fifty or so cartes-de-visite of the *Quaker
City *passengers
that he had collected. They divided the original up among half a dozen
typists and all went at it at once. The result was pretty unreliable, even
without the missing pages, and in the end *Life* decided not to run a
story. As you may know, the original of the journal and the
cartes-de-visite were given to MTP, and I have subsequently made a complete
transcription of the journal, a copy of which I attach.

On Tue, Feb 6, 2024 at 6:32 AM Philip Trauring <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The University of Virginia has a microfilm of a 274pg typescript of the
> journal of William R. Denny during the voyage of the Quaker City:
> I asked about it at the library, and was told that pages 142-201 are
> missing from the microfilm.
> So my question is, what is the origin of the typescript? Is there a full
> copy of it somewhere?
> And whether or not, does someone have a digital copy of the typescript? I
> don’t mind ordering a copy, or getting the microfilm and doing it myself,
> but in either case it will take over a month so I’m hoping someone might
> have it already.
> Thanks,
> Philip