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Cupples, George: The Green Hand. v1. 8 May 2013
George Cupples (1822–1891) was the son of Free church minister George Cupples and was born at Legerwood manse, Berwickshire. He was educated at Stirling and was apprenticed to a Liverpool shipowner. He served as an apprentice on an eighteen-month voyage to India and back on the Patriot King, circa 1838 but had his indentures cancelled on his return. He studied arts and theology at Edinburgh University for eight years. In 1841 while a Divinity student he was lodging in Leith where most of the other lodgers were employed in shipping or the Royal Navy. In 1858 he married Anne Jane Douglas (1839–1898) herself the author of children's books. He was the author of a number of of nautical novels, such as The Green Hand: A Sea Story (1856), The Two Frigates: or, Captain Bisset's Legacy (1859), and Captain Herbert: A Sea Story (1864). George Cupples was also an authority on the Scottish Deehound and corresponded with Charles Darwin on zoological matters over at least a ten year period from 1868.
The Green Hand:
The Captain of an Indiaman remembers his early life as a naval Lieutenant on a journey to the Indian Ocean
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