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

January 27th, 1901

The page for Sunday, January 27th says:

Read Thomas a' Kempis
Played Phonograph for the natives
Wrote to H.D. McH - a general family
letter - also to Willie McH for to see Sr.
Teresa about Rosaries, etc. G.G.D. letter
mail leaves early tomorrow.
Notified N.Y. office of my arrival.
Promised to go more into detail about
shipments - i.e, later on.
D.C.S tells me to to at the books
tomorrow, and to post up.
Mr & Mrs C.G.F chatty at supper
Many talks about the ?supperten?
We are eating from the Dinner
Service given to Mrs. G.G.F. by the
N.Y Journal for the best arranged
breakfast at the cost of 50 cents.
Strange how and where things
9 p.m. - go to bed. Rain.

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view) 

Questions and comments:

  • Thomas a’ Kempis was a medieval Catholic monk and author (see also Jan 13th entry)
  • I can’t tell what word that I wrote as “supperten” is meant to be.
  • “H.D. McH” should be Harry David McHorney (b 18-Aug-1868), Nathaniel’s younger brother.
  • “Willie McH” should be William A. McHorney (b 17-May-1876), another younger brother.

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