Their Last Letters 1930-1938: Nathanael G. Herreshoff and William P. Stephens
Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and William Picard Stephens
Annotated by John W. Streeter
The last letters of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and W.P. Stephens are a biographer‰ۡó»s godsend as primary sources. From their own accounts we perceive them evolving during the peaking of the industrial revolution as self-made leaders ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ Stephens achieving recognition as the ‰ۡÌÝÌádean‰ۡó» of chroniclers of yachting history and Herreshoff as the ‰ۡÌÝÌádean‰ۡó» of naval architects. John Streeter‰ۡó»s annotations constitute an historian‰ۡó»s treasure-trove in amplification and explanation of the persons, yachts and yachting events being discussed in Their Last Letters. The lively dialectic between a naval architect and a yachting historian, who remain virtually without peers in their respective fields, combined with Streeter‰ۡó»s Notes make Their Last Letters unique in the annals of yachting.