1894, April 9 – Letter from George Hesse to brother Lewis Hesse

George is in London between stops at New York and Baltimore.  Read a transcript of the letter below (original misspellings & all) or click on the image links to view the actual letter. As you read the transcript of the letter click on the links to view information & images about what they are discussing.


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Transcript of letter:

London Eng 4/9/94

Dear Brother: –

I am in London, England now I got here last night about 8 o’clock and we discharged our cattle at 2 o’clock this morning.  We had a fine voyage but we lost two cattle by seasickness.  I was sick about 3 days but am all “right side up with care” now.  How is every body at home all well?  I leave London mext Thursday and this is Monday so we have only 4 days here From here we go to Swansee where we get our coal and a cargo of tin for the U.S.  We stay in Swansee 2 days We were 15 days coming from Baltimore to London and we expect to make New York in 12 days and then they will give us each $5.20 for car fare to get to Baltimore again But as for me I will save $5.20 by staying in New York & shiping out of there see?  There is seven of us and we expect to have a good time while we are in London, we will visit the museum and spend most of our time there looking at the curisitys from all of the World.  Now I want you to answer this letter and when you do address George Hesse 722 S. Charles St Baltimore Md. in care of Wm Hill.  Answer right away please so I can get it when I get to Baltimore as I intend to go to  Baltimore and then back to New York.

Give my love to all

From Your loving Bro


722 S Charles St

Baltimore Md

c/o Wm Hill

Good by Kiss for all

Geo. Hesse

722 S Charles St

Baltimore Md

c/o Wm Hill

Lewis Hesse


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