My grandmother's photos

Voyage to India

- letter from my grandmother aboard S.S. "City of York"


11.25 a.m.
Somewhere off the Welsh Coast

S.S. City of York
Sunday 24 X '15

Dear Mater
      We are off - turned // out of the river somewhere about
eleven last night. It seems as though // the passge will be all right from
the passenger point of view. Of my // cabin fellows one is a nurse for the
1st Class so she clears out first thing // in the morning until the evening. Last
night she was in bed when we turned // in 9.30. Another one from the cabin,
a Scotchwoman, has friends going, & by // some accident a berth in their cabin
is vacant so she has changed. Whether // for good or only to Marseille she
does not know yet. so you see a I am // very lucky indeed. The remaining
passenger is a very nice lady, // about forty to forty-five I should
think, unmarried, going out to a

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