8 November 1873 • SS City of Chester en route
from New York, N.Y., to Liverpool, England
(Transcript of visiting card by Albert Bigelow Paine:
CU-MARK, UCCL 12791)
Livy darling, it is just a lovely ship, & this smoking room is perfection.
The Batavia left considerably ahead of us, but we overtook her in half an hour & swept by her as if she were standing still. She looks like a yawl beside this vast vessel. Capt. Mouland sent a very regretful letter, which smote me. Bless you, dear old darling, & good-by. Kiss mother & the Modoc.
Previous publication:Newly published on MTPO, 2010.
Provenance:See Paine Transcripts in Description of Provenance.
Emendations and textual notes:
Just • (Written on a visiting card.) | Just
sea, • sea, ‸73‸ [year added by Paine]