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

April 30th, 1901

The page for Tuesday, April 30th says:

At office 6 A.M.
Finished ledger balances in laborers a/c
books Nos 6 and 7.
End of month - very busy.
Rain for past month 28 inches.
Talk much with Gerald on the situation.
No cargo - no mail until to-morrow.
Dreaming last night of Sisters Teresa,
Mary Ester. Had long hair la mismo
seven Sutherland sisters.
Boy in good cheer.
So ends my month of April
1/3 of my journey over.

Start another Novenna.

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

Questions and comments:

  • The Seven Sutherland Sisters were were a group of women known for their long hair. At one point, they had a combined “37 feet” of hair. They sang, and travelled with Barnum and Bailey.
  • Yesterday, Nathaniel was talking about leaving in June. Today, he is contemplating another 8 months in the camp.

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