Memoirs on the Life and Travels of Thomas Hammond, 1748-1775

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A lavishly illustrated manuscript from the eighteenth century now being published for the first time, Thomas Hammond's memoirs are a major discovery. This abandoned waif embarks on a long journey through bewildering foreign lands-working by turns as a stableboy, jockey, servant to French nobles, itinerant circus rider, and entertainment entrepreneur-only to recover his home and father at the end of his travels. Personal narratives by the eighteenth-century's nonelites are exceedingly rare, and Hammond's memoir provides a ...

Memoirs on the Life and Travels of Thomas Hammond, 1748-1775 2017, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813939674

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