Ocean Travel Correspondence
The GG Archives has a number of letters written by passengers on ocean liners from the late 1800s through the 1920s. Digitizing handwritten letters is a very time-consuming task.
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J. W. Bailey Letter - RMS Saxonia - 1903
This letter, although brief recorded one of the roughest transatlantic voyages by the Saxonia from Liverpool to Boston. The newspaper clipping from a Boston newspaper was typical of the day as they announced notable passengers and spoke of the death of a passenger in Steerage during the voyage (7 March 1903) - a young girl from Sweden who was buried at sea.
The Isaac Hardy Letters - RMS Carpathia - 1904
Between 28 June - 8 July 1904, Issac Hardy (1833-1905) and Mary Slack (1833-1910) sailed aboard the RMS Carpathia from Liverpool to New York. This was (at least) their 7th Trans-Atlantic voyage as they previously sailed on ships such as RMS Campania and RMS Lucania.