Wednesday, August 7, 2013

19 August 1859

 19th - there was another birth on board.
Our Voyage to New Zealand Per the Tornado (by a Glasgow Emigrant) Glasgow Herald December 19, 1859

19th. This was a fine morning rather cold but little wind and by about nine o'clock we had a dead calm. This we presume is unexpected as many of the knowing ones have said that the winds in this region continue without intermission or much variation. About four this morning there was a birth of a daughter in a Scotch family. Both doing well.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.

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