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Correspondence

Passengers often wrote to family, friends, or business associated from Atlantic Transport Line steamers. Company letterhead overprinted with the name of the ship and color postcards were available free of charge in the ship's library, and could be mailed on board when completed. The Minnekahda (II) even had her own postmark.

The report sent from the Mohegan to the line's superintending engineer in London by William Kinley the evening before the ship was wrecked on October 14, 1898 (Kinghorn)
The report sent from the Mohegan to the line's superintending engineer in London by William Kinley
the evening before the ship was wrecked on October 14, 1898 (Kinghorn)
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A letter written on board the Alexandria by a British passenger in 1898 (Kinghorn)
A letter written on board the Alexandria by a British passenger in 1898 (Kinghorn)
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A short letter written on board the Minneapolis (Kinghorn)
A short letter written on board the Minneapolis (Kinghorn)
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Minnehaha from Tuck's "Celebrated Liners" postcard (Kinghorn)
Contemporary postcard with a generic Minne class image captioned for the Minnehaha (Kinghorn)

Sailing under the U.S. flag Minnekahda (II) carried mail (Kinghorn)Items mailed by passengers on board during the voyage were given the ship's postmark
Sailing under the U.S. flag Minnekahda (II) carried mail. Items mailed by passengers on board
during the voyage were given the ship's postmark (both Kinghorn)

 

 

For more information ...

Kinghorn "The Atlantic Transport Line 1881 - 1931" McFarland, 2011

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