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Offline Ashnz

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Trouble reading date and Captain of Ship's Manifest
« on: Friday 28 June 19 00:05 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

I have attached a part of the ship SS Brooklyn manifest. I can't quite make out the date and Captain's name.

If someone with better eyes than mine  :) :) :) wouldn't mind taking a look at the attached file nd letting me know, that would be fantastic.

Warm regards,

Ashley
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Re: Trouble reading date and Captain of Ship's Manifest
« Reply #1 on: Friday 28 June 19 00:56 BST (UK) »
Looks like -
Henry Tibbits : SS City of Brooklyn : May 7th 1874.

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Re: Trouble reading date and Captain of Ship's Manifest
« Reply #2 on: Friday 28 June 19 03:02 BST (UK) »
Agree with jcmac...my instant thought before reading the reply

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Re: Trouble reading date and Captain of Ship's Manifest
« Reply #3 on: Friday 28 June 19 07:29 BST (UK) »
might it be 1872? Isn't there a bracket printed on the form that makes the 2 look like a 4?

I never would have been able to read the date of the month. :-\
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Re: Trouble reading date and Captain of Ship's Manifest
« Reply #4 on: Friday 28 June 19 08:23 BST (UK) »
It's definitely May 7th 1872. Cross checked with newspaper reports of City of Brooklyn's arrival in New York at 3pm that day.

In 1874 she arrived on April 29th.
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Re: Trouble reading date and Captain of Ship's Manifest
« Reply #5 on: Friday 28 June 19 11:44 BST (UK) »
Can see the bracket clearly now - morning after and daylight helps !!

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Re: Trouble reading date and Captain of Ship's Manifest
« Reply #6 on: Friday 28 June 19 23:52 BST (UK) »
Thank you everyone for your wonderful assistance.

May 7th would fit nicely as my ancestors left Denmark around April 20th to travel to Liverpool in England. I believe the City of Brooklyn was a steamer, so by my calculations, that would be perfect.
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Re: Trouble reading date and Captain of Ship's Manifest
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 29 June 19 09:03 BST (UK) »
The City of Brooklyn left Liverpool on April 25th 1872.
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Re: Trouble reading date and Captain of Ship's Manifest
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 29 June 19 23:28 BST (UK) »
That is great info ShaunJ - many thanks  :D
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