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

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

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