Friday, August 9, 2013

26 August 1859

August 26. A fine cow, carried for the use of the saloon passengers, dangerously ill. The purser carries out a sheet with its pedigree and if it lives expects getting £100 for it.
Campbell, Alexander. Letters and papers, 1859 - 1870. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 50.

26th. We have a fine morning after a heavy night of tossing. Some say it is the worst night we have had and the top sail that went to pieces seems to give evidence in favour of the report. Winter off the Cape appears to consist in sleet, wind and rain. Wind and sea was both heavier at night.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56

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