Friday, January 13, 2012

All Aboard The SS Victorian

May 10, 1906
To Miss Alice Hall
Grove Farm
Saxmundham, Suffolk

Dear Alice
Arrived safely at Liverpool and am writing this on the wall of the platform. Have got a chum and am now looking around for breakfast. Cheer up. Will write as soon as possible...........Horace
(This is the vessel I am going on)

This was likely the last postcard that my grandfather sent before he boarded the S.S. Victorian for the long voyage to Canada. His nephew, Bill and sister in law, Mary Nevard travelled to Canada at the same time but on the SS Virginian. According to this Ships passenger list  Mary and Bill Nevard arrived on June 29. I can find no mention of Horace's arrival but obviously he made the same trip on the Victorian and they met up at the port of Quebec City to continue their journey by train to Saskatchewan where brothers Arthur and Ernest would be waiting.

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