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1909 Cunard Second Cabin Passenger List

1909 Cunard Second Cabin Passenger List


The Cunard Line printed this Second Cabin Passenger List for the ship, R.M.S. Caronia, for its departure from Liverpool on Aug. 17, 1909. The ship was going to New York & Boston via Queenstown.

From Wikipedia: “RMS Caronia was a British ocean liner, launched on 13 July 1904. She was built for Cunard by John Brown & Co. of Glasgow. She was the only ship in the Cunard fleet to be named after an American, being named after Caro Brown, granddaughter of Cunard's New York agent.” The Caronia was built for 1,550 passengers (300 first class, 350 second class, 900 third class).

Four pages are devoted to the list of second cabin passengers. We thought it would be interesting to research a few passengers. For instance, the Kjelegren family. Turned out they were Swedish and living in Illinois. The father, Andrew, had been born in Sweden, but the children were born in Illinois. The Gran family lived in North Dakota, but the father had originally come from Norway. But don’t you wonder about Mr. J. Smith’s (“Friend”)?

The back page of the booklet is a map, titled “American & British Lights,” so that passengers would be able to identify which lighthouses they were passing.

The 8-page booklet has a sewn binding. The booklet was horizontally folded across the middle at one time.

Condition: Near excellent. There are no tears or stains. Size 4.25 x 7.0 inches.

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