Steamship Co. [Company] White Star Line
Voyage thirty five
December 15, 1892- February 17, 1893
Ella J. Sheldon
[Probably] 36  yrs. [years] old
Born October 13, 1856
See pg. [page] #136
Cpt. Tom Gibbons, 30 years
1856 born [1840?]
ah Look [pen.] Chinese boy #1 boy
[ah Loo] [or Ali] 1.
December 13 1892 - I have received a letter from Cpt. [captain] Bryan, Supt. Q. & Q. S. S. Co. to call up on him immediately, I did so and he informed me that I could take a trip in the steamer “Belgic” boat to Hong Kong via Yokahama, in the capacity of the stewardess if I desired. I did so wish and signed [articles] before returning home. The captain told me there would probably be few passengers out and not much to do and in case I was seasick to lie down and let the boys attend to the passengers. He then coached me in the duties, in fact told me everything was of any consequence concerning the position. “Now don't let anyone make a nurse girl of you
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
To view additional information on copyright and related rights of this item beyond that of educational use - such as to purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish them, click here to view the Holt-Atherton Special Collections policies.
Women, travel, steamship, ocean, stewardess, diary, history, journal, Hong Kong, Yokohama, China