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

Reference: L/C/125/B1/3

Date: November 1st 1945 - November 1st 1945

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 arrival of the wedding present for his sister, his dislike of India and his plans to become acting 3rd mate. He writes that his parcels from home have been opened and robbed and that he is going to Madras and Karachi next

Reference: L/C/125/B1/30

Date: January 9th 1947 - January 9th 1947

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 a trip from Calcutta to Madras, problems with the 2nd mate and general unhappiness on board the ship, he also writes that he has received the tobacco pouch and that he will be writing to his friend Matt Bruce about the request for postage stamps

Reference: L/C/125/B1/31

Date: January 24th 1947 - January 24th 1947

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 a short stay in Madras to load millet. He writes that he has had lunch with Mrs Hamilton and that he has been given a tour around the city of Madras in her new car.

Reference: L/C/125/B1/32

Date: February 4th 1947 - February 4th 1947

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 a return to Madras after a trip to Bombay and Karachi. He writes that he has had dinner with the Hamiltons and that the Hamiltons will be going home after India gains independence in 1948

Reference: L/C/125/B1/33

Date: March 20th 1947 - March 22nd 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria Karachi, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, apologising for the unanswered letters and for the fact that he has lost the cheque that they sent him. He writes that the weather in the Bay of Bengal is reputed to be stormy but that it reminds him of St Aubins bay on a summer afternoon

Reference: L/C/125/B1/34

Date: April 8th 1947 - April 8th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria Karachi, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey. He complains about the new mail system and writes that it is not worth sending presents for his 21st birthday.

Reference: L/C/125/B1/35

Date: April 27th 1947 - April 27th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Calcutta to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that he hasn't been to Chittagong as expected and that he is travelling up the Gulf via Colombo and Bombay with a cargo of bitumen

Reference: L/C/125/B1/36

Date: May 25th 1947 - May 25th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes about cases of Colorado beetle that have recently been found. He asks who is running all the new cafes that have opened in King Street?

Reference: L/C/125/B1/37

Date: June 26th 1947 - June 26th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that he has a bad cold and that the ship is surrounded by a thick fog of dust. He also writes that he has heard about conflict between Britain, the United States of America and Stalin.

Reference: L/C/125/B1/38

Date: July 10th 1947 - July 10th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey. He sends congratulations to his sister and her husband who have just had their first child, and relates that he is not sure whether he is going to India or Pakistan on his next trip. He talks about rationing in India and about prohibition which is gradully being introduced.

Reference: L/C/125/B1/39

Date: July 23rd 1947 - July 23rd 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that he has received a letter from his sister Kay telling him about her new baby and asking him to be Godfather. He also writes that the situation back home is grim and that he knows that his parents will have to sell their house.

Reference: L/C/125/B1/40

Date: August 13th 1947 - August 13th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Calcutta, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey, concerning a planned trip to Bombay, his parents trip to St Malo and his intention not to return home until 1949 when his indenture ends . He also writes that it is exactly two years since he joined the service

Reference: L/C/125/B1/41

Date: September 8th 1947 - September 8th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey, concerning a display of lacemaking and some handkerchiefs that he has bought for his mother, a trip to an army surplus sale and the price of BSA motobikes

Reference: L/C/125/B1/42

Date: September 26th 1947 - September 26th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey, telling his parents that he is now third officer of the ship and that he may be travelling to Japan

Reference: L/C/125/B1/43

Date: October 4th 1947 - October 4th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey concerning the political situation in India and the news that his ship may be returning to England

Reference: L/C/125/B1/44

Date: October 22nd 1947 - October 22nd 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Calcutta, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey, relating to his finances and to some photographs of himself which he hopes to send home.

Reference: L/C/125/B1/45

Date: November 21st 1947 - November 21st 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Calcutta, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey telling them that he has enclosed four photographs [photographs missing from letter]

Reference: L/C/125/B1/46

Date: November 23rd 1947 - November 23rd 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Colombo, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey regarding problems with the ships cargo and telling them that he will be spending Christmas in Bahrain, he encloses of a photographic negative of himself on the ship [negative missing from letter]

Reference: L/C/125/B1/47

Date: December 6th 1947 - December 6th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bharein [Bahrein] to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey regarding Christmas leave in Bahrein and thanking them for the birthday present

Reference: L/C/125/B1/48

Date: January 3rd 1948 - January 3rd 1948

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