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title Terror of the Western Ocean
creator Beck, Boyde
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>On a spring day in 1925, at an<br />office in Port Arthur, Texas, an<br />old man, fingers knotted by arthritis,<br />winds a sheet of stationary into a typewriter.<br />"Although I hate to admit anything<br />that would have a tendency<br />towards making me realize that I am<br />getting old," he types, "in fact I cannot<br />write by hand at all, other than to<br />address an envelope, and even then, in<br />many cases, I have to straighten out my<br />fingers before I can finish."<br />The stationary bears a letterhead.<br />"R.D. Steele, Marine Inspector and<br />Surveyor." Master of many endeavours in<br />his lifetime, R.D. Steele would not boast<br />typing among his achievements. "My fingers<br />are liable to crimp up at any time"<br />he warns, "and then I have no idea of<br />what letter on the machine I am liable to<br />strike, but the doctor said that with my<br />determination, I could learn to write<br />with my toes. Which is all right for a doctor<br />to say, but I can tell you, I sometimes<br />find it hard sledding."</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1996
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-534
source 40
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>

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title Terror of the Western Ocean
creator Beck, Boyde
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>On a spring day in 1925, at an<br />office in Port Arthur, Texas, an<br />old man, fingers knotted by arthritis,<br />winds a sheet of stationary into a typewriter.<br />"Although I hate to admit anything<br />that would have a tendency<br />towards making me realize that I am<br />getting old," he types, "in fact I cannot<br />write by hand at all, other than to<br />address an envelope, and even then, in<br />many cases, I have to straighten out my<br />fingers before I can finish."<br />The stationary bears a letterhead.<br />"R.D. Steele, Marine Inspector and<br />Surveyor." Master of many endeavours in<br />his lifetime, R.D. Steele would not boast<br />typing among his achievements. "My fingers<br />are liable to crimp up at any time"<br />he warns, "and then I have no idea of<br />what letter on the machine I am liable to<br />strike, but the doctor said that with my<br />determination, I could learn to write<br />with my toes. Which is all right for a doctor<br />to say, but I can tell you, I sometimes<br />find it hard sledding."</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1996
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-534
source 40
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>