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COLLECTION Identifier: A/C653

Papers of Eleanor Victoria Cobb, ca.1934

Memoir, ca.1934. Digital

Scope and Contents The collection consists of Cobb's memoir of her ocean voyage, describing the ship, her fellow passengers, the officers and crew, activities of the children on board, evening entertainment, and a burial at sea. She notes the "interminable embroidery" done by women and girls while men and boys played deck games, also commenting on her own lack of skill at embroidery. She also observes, "One would wonder how so many people could be confined in the small space of a ship, with so little...