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Title: Passenger on S.S. Caledonia to "My Dear Lizzie".
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
SenderPassenger on Ship Caledonia
Sender Genderunknown
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipfriends? Relatives?
SourceT 2722/15: Copied by Permission of Miss E. Throne, Bready, Strabane, Co. Tyrone.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007193
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 25:02:1994.
Word Count585
Twin crew Steamer

Thursday Eving [Evening?] 8 O Clock

My Dear Lizzie
I now take this
chance of writing to you we have
had a very pleasant day I may
say it is the first fine day since
we sailed it has been very stormy
& nearly all the people were sick
with the motion of the Ship There
is 12.050 passengers on board I
did not feel very well untill today
I was up & down almost all the
time & got the best of attendance
from the Stewartess [Stewardess?] got my
breakfast in bed tea eggs toast
or anything else I desired beef tea
at eleven O clock & dinner at 1 O
Clock consisting of roast beef
& vegetables [illegible]
with desert [of?] [?] [?] [puddings?]
[wine?] [illegible]
& tea, coffee in [?] [Then?]
tea at 5 O clock consisting of
[?] [?] onions potatoes mutton
fish pickles sauces & at 8 O clock
for supper there is tea coffee
cheese biscuits or if you prefer
grewel [gruel?] you get it served in
your own room. The food is all
of the best quality only the tea it
is very bad I cannot taste it the
coffee is good. today I got a jug
of hot water & made some tea
which I enjoyed very much so
I will always have a cup when
I wish. We have a four berth
room all to ourselves one of the
berths is let down to make a couch
as we have it to lie on. I may
say we are very well accommodated
I think better than in the
We have seats at the first table & is waited on
by a stewart [steward?] each one has ten persons to wait on

the young man that attends us we had seen him
before as he had been on the tram cars as a conductor
in Glasgow. I hope you got the photos safe
I had not time to post the Cabinet one so I left
it with Mrs Rodgers to send it home I liked it
very much. I was sorry I had only three with the
enlargement they only cost 2s I hope Hessie will
get her Mothers safe I gave the ticket to her Cousin
to post it to her. I had a time of it packing up the
[--se?] we had he did not think it large enough so he made
another & it could not be packed but outside the
door so we had to wait untill [until?] Thursday to do it. I
was sorry I could not take the box of [?] & I had
no time to consider what to do
so I just sent them to you. You
can keep the two plaques for me
& the books I hope you got all
safe. There was a box of books
& [brushes?] & any thing [anything?] you require
in it take it I had no room
for my sofa cushion so I gave it
to Mrs Rodgers she has been very
kind to us they are going to
move over to Govan in two
or three weeks time do not
neglect but write to her
Friday evening
It is told us
today that we may Land on
Sabbath morning we will
only be sorry as we have
had such a nice time here
on board. Saw three or four
whales today. There is to
be a concert tonight & there
is a band on board to play
at intervals during the day