The story of Nathaniel McHorney's 1901 trip to Ecuador.

January 10th, 1901

The page for Thursday, January 10th says:

Bishop McCabe inquired if
I read his book on S.A.
then added "Where is Esmereldas"?
Asked my nationality - his Grand-
father was Irish.
Meridian taken at Noon
Lat  31° 56' N
Long 74° 35' W
Run 273 Miles - perfect weather
Lowered 2 boats from davits.
Met Mr. & Mrs. Morrissey
from Brooklyn N.Y owns drug
store near Court House. On their
way to San Francisco. Talked ledger
office of Co. 52 Bway - gave my address
Ask C. G. F. to take along to
the Mines the 2 stowaways - "No"
Invited to to play euchre by the Captain
A Countess in it too - did not come off.
Off Savannah, Ga.  Sea a moving us a little.

ONeill will write P. de O. later
So will 2 others - R R people.
(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)

Questions and comments:

  • Esmereldas is a coastal city in Ecuador.
  • I couldn’t find any information about the bishop’s book
  • I found a NYT article dated 3-December 1891 titled “Druggist John Morrissey of Brooklyn is victim of thieves”
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Comments on: "January 10th, 1901" (2)

  1. “invited” not “invite do”

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