These letters graciously have been shared with the Victorian Web by Eunice and Ron Shanahan; they have been taken from their website. The letters give an insight into the daily lives and concerns of 'ordinary' people without whom history would not exist. The letters are a wonderful example of how much history may be gleaned from such sources.
The letter to which this newspaper cutting refers is written in Spanish. It was sent from London to Paris, and has links with Chile in South America and finally Sydney in Australia.
The Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper printed the shipping Intelligence. The quality is rather poor, so a transcript follows:
Herald Office, Sydney May 24 1837
From Valparaiso and the Eastern Isles, on Friday last, having left the former place on the 8th of March, the Chilian man of war brig Colocolo, Captain L. Senaret, with stores. Passengers : General Ramon Fryre, late President of Chili; Colonel Salvador Pugar, and Captain Parblo Visentis of the Chilian service; Vicente Guardante, and Ramon Buanarostro, Chilian gentlemen.
London, Paris, Valparaiso and Sydney, 1837: the
The letter: front cover
Newspaper cutting, Ship News
Last modified 11 March 2007