The page for Monday, January 14th says:
Fine day. tried a bath - like it Countess and bell boy at it. The best run of the trip 320 miles - 24 hours Lat 13° 37' N Long 77° 34' W Musicale for tonight by the Countess. Mr. Gunther of Buenaventura Hardware man - Clever German Herman Lindan, Agent Kosmofine at Panama. Wrote to Anna. Allianca mail ought to reach N.Y. Jan 22 - due Jan 30 at Dulzura Baron de Riveria told me some Chilian Mines - 92,000,000 in 3 yrs He is a promoter for some Company - I listened. Paid Dooly & others $2.45 in tips etc (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view) Questions and comments:
- In the report of the Isthmian Canal Commission 1899-1901 (vol 1), talking about the Panama Railroad Company, it says:
- It owns three passenger and freight steamers of American registry, the Allianca, Advance, and Finance, of approximately 2,000 tons net each, which together with a chartered steramer, the Orizaba, run between New York and Colon on a weekly schedule.
- “Anna” could be Anna (McHorney) Wills/Wells, who Nathaniel was living with in June of 1900 (recorded in the census). She was his widowed sister.
- The only Dulzura that I know of is the small town outside of San Diego. (Yes, it existed in 1901) Why would Nathaniel be writing to someone (Anna?) in Dulzura?
- There is a city named Buenaventura in Columbia, on the Pacific coast of Columbia. It is about 400 miles from Colon, as the crow flies.