Letter 9 from Ken [Kenneth Henry Le Sueur], WTC [Western Telegraph Company], San Martin 333, Buenos Aires, Argentina to his own darling [Kathleen de Carteret]. Refers to the sinking of the ocean liner Principessa Mafalda off the coast of Brazil on 25 October 1927. Includes original envelope addressed to Miss K de Carteret, South View School, Clevedon, Somerset.




October 26th 1927 - October 31st 1927

Scope and Content

Also includes comments about: Kenneth's work; refers to enlarging a photograph of Green Island at Max Glücksmann, including recollections of the day the photograph was taken; refers to Kenneth's election as auditor at his station with the Western Telegraph Company, and details ; about his seniority at the mess; includes remarks about lack of correspondence from his father [Henry Sydney Le Sueur]; comments about letter 5 from Kathleen, responding to her reaction to a necklace sent to her by him with sketches; comments about a letter and photographs received from Madeline; a discussion about children; details about Buenos Aires with sketches and comments about plazas, the people, music; comments about a trip to the River Plate to have a picnic with his colleagues Bergamaschini, Head, Foster and Sellex; details about moving into a new room; and remarks about purchasing a telescopic lens.


Bergamaschini, Mr
de Carteret, Kathleen
de Carteret, Lucy
Foster, Mr
Glücksmann, Max
Le Sueur, Henry Sydney
Le Sueur, Kenneth Henry
SS Principessa Mafalda
South View School, Clevedon
Western Telegraph Company Limited


Green Island | Clevedon | Argentina | Brazil | Buenos Aires | New Zealand | Rio de Janeiro | Correspondence | explosions | Letters | Marriage | Music | necklaces | Photographs | picnics | Ships | sinkings | Sketches


5 papers
1 Envelope



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