Letter 19B from [Kenneth Henry Le Sueur aboard SS Albion Star] to his dearest Kath [Kathleen de Carteret]. Pages 45-68 of Letter 19 [L/C/142/A1/A2/2/19]. Refers to passing by the North Brazilian coast, describes life aboard the ship and includes details of a discussion with Captain Bevan about his naval career.




December 14th 1927 - December 18th 1927

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Refers to: being permitted by Captain Bevan to paint the name of ship and port and flags on the life buoys of Albion Star, with sketches; details of the progress of the journey en route to SV [St Vincent, Cape Verde], with sketches of mountains seen through clouds and reference to crossing past the oil tanker Spalding; remarks about the weather and sea conditions; details of a lifeboat practice exercise; comments about seeing a fire and the smell of marshes as they sailed past the North Brazilian coast, with sketches; reference to his experiences living in Maranhão; requests Kathleen ask Lucy [Lucy de Carteret] regarding a payment, mentioning Duprés; asks whether Don [Donald de Carteret] knows of their engagement, noting lack of remarks from Ralph [Ralph Sydney Le Sueur] on the matter; details of discussions with Captain Bevan about the ship, his photograph collection and his career; remarks about Christmas; and details of other ships sighted on the journey.


Bevan, Captain
de Carteret, Donald
de Carteret, George William
de Carteret, Kathleen
de Carteret, Lucy
Dupré Family
Le Sueur, Kenneth Henry
Le Sueur, Ralph Sydney
Albion Star (ship)
Blue Star Line
USS George Washington
Western Telegraph Company Limited


Vale Farm, St Peter | Buenos Aires | Maranhão | Rio de Janeiro | Cape Verde | São Vicente | american | buoys | captains | Christmas | Correspondence | electricians | Fires | Instructions | Letters | Mountains | Sketches | tankers


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