G.B. #114 27 Sep 1901 5d S.S. Nile Hotel Corner Cover to Argentina
Lot 159 in our auction Saturday 2nd April 2022

Sept. 28th 1901

                                    U.S.M.S. “St. Paul”

Dear Mamma,

                        We are off This steamer is fine. It is quite different from the Kaiser. We send you a passenger list. Papa was going to get me a Brownie Camera to take pictures with of the steamer but he didn’t have time so he is going to get it in the States. There are about 300 passengers. I have made the acquaintance of 2 ladies 1 gentleman & 1 girl. I knew the first three at the hotel & the girl (Nancy Murray) I came to know about 20 minutes ago. We have an inside cabin which if I were in the habit of using slang I should call a “corker” but no I abhor slang (?). We received a letter yesterday from Mr Olde inviting us to stay at his house on our return. We are going to send you some pictures that we took at Madeira etc. I think I will close this lengthy epistle so with best love to everyone I



Tell the kid I won’t forget her books & Mary that I won’t forget her violin – – & stand.


I write you and send in another envelope enclosing photos of Madeira & passenger list & letter from Carrie

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Be good children-

Darling Ellen

Dear dear Mary

Dear old chaffer Edward

Sweet Ruthie