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    Nathaniel Hawthorne Document Signed "Nathl Hawthorne". One page, 9" x 14.5", Liverpool, May 26, 1855. A departure record signed for the ship Jane Parker. The document lists the dozen sailors aboard the ship, as well as their ages, heights, and wages. The document has an impressed seal and Hawthorne's signature is large and dark. Attached to Hawthorne's signed document is another document detailing the crew and ship. There is a third document from the American Consulate in Antwerp for the Jane Parker. In 1855, Hawthorne was the American Consul at Liverpool. He left the United States in 1853 to travel to Europe. He spent seven years there before returning to Concord to resume his writing. One of the most celebrated American authors, Hawthorne wrote short stories and novels which dealt with the interior workings of the heart, the nature of sin, and New England's Puritan past. The archive has the usual folds associated with any papers carried on a ship but is in fine condition overall.

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