Author Results for Olaf Hartelie

The Mariner’s Marvellous Magazine

By Olaf Hartelie

In 1809, Thomas Tegg published a curious magazine in four volumes; each consisting of ten chapbooks which might originally have been sold separately. The Mariner’s Marvellous Magazine was illustrated and related stories of shipwreck, foundering, explosion, piracy, mutiny, and the torture practices of natives around the world.   The demotic produces strange-sounding phrases like “studding athwart […] Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Pirates | Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Ship Handling & Seamanship

Notes from Naval Novels Part III

By Olaf Hartelie

Further to his previous extracts from naval writers of the nineteenth century, the author here provides short extracts from the works of W.J. Neale, J. Barker (“The Old Sailor”), and Captain Glascock. Of particular interest to writers on Naval Costume.  Conclusion. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Manpower & Life at Sea

Notes from Naval Novels Part II

By Olaf Hartelie

Further to his previous extracts from naval writers of the nineteenth century, the author here provides short extracts from the works of W.J. Neale, J. Barker (“The Old Sailor”), and Captain Glascock. Of particular interest to writers on Naval Costume. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Manpower & Life at Sea

Notes from Naval Novels Part I

By Olaf Hartelie

I daresay you have been and sweated the bottle, whilst I have been upon deck taking a reef in. Shew us the bottle and we shall soon see. I saw the pint poured in, and I wouldn’t let the steward put his nasty thumb in the measure. so I know we had good allowance. The […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Press Gangs | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Weapons

Jack Junk

By Olaf Hartelie

Hartelie was an inveterate collector of rare nautical books and prints, especially if they contained illustrations. His article concerns one such book, Jack Junk or a Cruize on Shore; A Humorous Poem. This tells the story of a naval rating who, after a five year commission, goes ashore in Portsmouth to enjoy the pleasures of […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies

Notes on Naval Novelists

By Olaf Hartelie

In some ships there must have been more than one berth for the junior officers, for Neale, in Gentleman Jack, speaks of the midship berth, occupied by the assistant surgeons, (denominated at that time doctor’s mates), the captain’s clerks, and two mates. Elsewhere the same author, speaking of a line-of-battle ship in the Channel Fleet […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Harbours & Dockyards | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies

Extra Illustrating Naval and Nautical Books

By Olaf Hartelie

Members of the S.N.R. who are extra illustrators of naval or nautical books will do well not to overlook the Town and Country Magazine. The interest of articles for members of the Society rests not in the scandal of the eighteenth century nor in the ladies, but with the portraits, of which there are several, […] Read More

Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Science & Exploration

Some Notes on Marryat Part III

By Olaf Hartelie

Drawing on various extracts from Marryat’s “Peter Simple,” some old usages and customs of the Royal Navy are considered and explained. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies

Some Notes On Marryat Part II

By Olaf Hartelie

Marryat was inaccurate. “Snarleyow” was set in 1699 yet uniforms, cutters, pigtails, umbrellas and carronades are mentioned. And his “The Phantom Ship” was plagiarised in part. Whilst not unaware of these idiosyncrasies, the author of this article appealed for assistance from readers to clear up anachronisms and here deals with the responses to such queries […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Art & Music | Manpower & Life at Sea

Some Notes on Marryat Part I

By Olaf Hartelie

Marryat is an author to raise the spirits, to banish spleen. These notes are written with the thought of obtaining more light on some of his obscure corners. A number of references are set with the invitation for members of the Society to provide answers. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Miscellaneous