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Correspondence regarding a voyage from Sydney to London on board ORONTES

Date: 1931
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Dennis McLoughry
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0494

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    Description
    This archive series consists of correspondence written or received by Miss Elsie Jackson in preparation for, and during, her voyage from Sydney to London via Cairo and the Suez Canal on the Orient Liner ORONTES in 1931. It includes a letter from Anderson, Green and Company regarding Miss Jackson's travel arrangements; a letter from the Australian Customs and Excise Office regarding her application for a passport; 15 letters written by Miss Jackson on board ORONTES; and three postcards from London depicting the British Museum, The Mall and London Bridge.
    HistoryMrs Elsie Ashdown (nee Jackson) (1888-1975) undertook two cruises from Sydney to London over the course of 25 years.

    During her first voyage from Sydney to London in 1931, Elsie travelled third class on the Orient liner ORONTES via Cairo and the Suez Canal. After a week-long English tour, Elsie took an overland trip through Europe, followed by a second cruise on ORONTES to Norway and the northern capitals. Elsie returned to Sydney via Canada and the Americas.

    In 1956, travelling under her married name, Elsie undertook a second voyage on the Orient line to London, South Africa, South America and around the coast of Australia to Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania and back to Sydney.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: LETTERS AND OTHER CORRESPONDENCE WRITTEN OR RECEIVED BY ELSIE ASHDOWN (NEE JACKSON) DURING HER TRIP

    Web title: Correspondence regarding a voyage from Sydney to London on board ORONTES

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