Letter from John Picot, SS Pachumba, care of Grey Dawes and Co, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, giving an account of shore leave in Calcutta

Reference: L/C/125/B1/11

Date: February 26th 1946 - February 26th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria care of Mackinnon, Mackenzie, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, giving an account of a transfer to a new ship and his impressions of his shipmates

Reference: L/C/125/B1/12

Date: March 3rd 1946 - March 3rd 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, care of Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, giving an account of a trip to Singapore

Reference: L/C/125/B1/13

Date: March 12th 1946 - March 12th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, care of Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, giving an account of shore leave in Singapore

Reference: L/C/125/B1/14

Date: March 24th 1946 - March 24th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, care of Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, giving an account of mooring on the Hooglie River near Calcutta [ Also included in the same envelope was a letter from John Picot to his sister Kay Picot, dated 07/04/1946 catalogued as L/C/125/B2/1]

Reference: L/C/125/B1/15

Date: April 3rd 1946 - April 3rd 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, care of Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, describing a photograph he has sent them, he also describes repairs to the ships rudder and loading of coal, he offers to send home some tea to help with the rationing

Reference: L/C/125/B1/16

Date: April 14th 1946 - April 14th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, care of Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, describes the situation with regard to post, and the bus service in Calcutta

Reference: L/C/125/B1/17

Date: April 26th 1946 - April 26th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, care of Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, describes preparations to sail for Chittagong and the departure of the ships cat, he also relates that he has seen three films, Her Highness and the Bellboy, Knob Hill, and the Ohmar Trail

Reference: L/C/125/B1/18

Date: May 16th 1946 - May 16th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, care of Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, describes arrival in Cochin en route to Chittagong, he also describes the Malabar Hotel on Wellington Island and an incident with a leaky boat, contains a newspaper clipping from the Daily Telegraph dated 23/03/1946 relating to sponges found in the Gouliot caves of Sark

Reference: L/C/125/B1/19

Date: June 11th 1946 - June 11th 1946

Letter from John Picot, S.S Pachumba, care of James Dowie and Co Water Street Liverpool, to Walter Philip Picot his father, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, regarding his new ship

Reference: L/C/125/B1/2

Date: October 11th 1945 - October 11th 1945

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, care of Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, describes his reaction to learning of his sisters engagement, he also describes a cargo that the ship is taking to Calcutta including a baby elephant named Jimmy after the radio operator

Reference: L/C/125/B1/20

Date: June 25th 1946 - June 25th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, care of Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, he describes problems with the ship and a long stay in Chittagong, he relates that his watch has been stolen from his cabin

Reference: L/C/125/B1/21

Date: July 6th 1946 - July 6th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, care of Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, he describes a postal strike, and writes that he may soon be sent to Madras

Reference: L/C/125/B1/22

Date: July 26th 1946 - July 26th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, describes rioting and fighting in Calcutta and a mob broken up by rifle fire , he writes that he is now going to send his mail via Grey Dawes [shipping] as he is unhappy with his previous agents

Reference: L/C/125/B1/23

Date: August 24th 1946 - August 24th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, he relates an incident where the ship was stuck on a sandbank at the mouth of the Hooghly river, he also writes that he is going to sail for Karachi

Reference: L/C/125/B1/24

Date: September 5th 1946 - September 5th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, he writes that he has arrived in Karachi and that he has spent the evening with John Tessier Yandell, he also writes that he has bought a carpet as a wedding present for his sister Kay

Reference: L/C/125/B1/25

Date: September 20th 1946 - September 20th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, care of Mackinnon Mackenzie and co, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, regarding his arrival at Port Bedi Bunda, trouble with local Stevadores and the political situation in India

Reference: L/C/125/B1/26

Date: September 24th 1946 - September 25th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, regarding the photographs of his sisters wedding and the dispatch of his wedding present, and film he has been to see in Bombay

Reference: L/C/125/B1/27

Date: November 28th 1946 - November 28th 1946

Letter from John Pict, SS Itria, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, regarding his union subscriptions, the climate in Iraq, and the night cargo watch

Reference: L/C/125/B1/28

Date: December 6th 1946 - December 6th 1946

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, thanking them for his Christmas presents, writes that he has sent a telegram to his sister and her new husband, and gives details of the Christmas dinner on ship

Reference: L/C/125/B1/29

Date: December 25th 1946 - December 25th 1946

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