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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.
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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