Their Last Letters 1930-1938: Nathanael G. Herreshoff and William P. Stephens
Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and William Picard Stephens Annotated by John W. Streeter
Once locked away in a secret safe at the New York Yacht Club, a collection of letters emerged in the mid-1980s and has been woven together as Their Last Letters, a lively dialogue from 1930 until 1938 between naval architect Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and yachting historian and journalist William Picard Stephens. Published by the Herreshoff Marine Museum (Bristol, R.I), Their Last Letters is annotated with inspired notes by another prominent yachting historian, John Williams Streeter, and provides a first-hand account of yachting history in evolution.
Their Last Letters is an historical read at 220 pages and is packed with information and three appendices, including a reprint of the official program for the 1930 America's Cup and captivating, long-forgotten photos. In addition to Streeter, who passed away before completion of the book, Henry Harry Anderson Jr., Irving Sheldon and Marianna Wilcox contributed to the editorial process.