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Fred S. Meady Correspondence: Finding Aid
mssHM 72024-72079  
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Description
This collection consists of letters written by Fred S. Meady (died 1913), who worked on steam and cargo ships, and his wife, Sarah Meady, dating from 1878-1889. Fred's letters describe life at sea, and Sarah's describe life at home in Maine, and on the ships when she joined Fred.
Background
Fred S. Meady worked on steam and cargo ships and often spent months at sea or waiting in various ports for the ships to be loaded with cargo such as cotton, sugar, and coal. He often traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, but also made trips to Galveston, Texas; Port Costa, California; San Francisco, California; Le Havre, France; Liverpool, England; and Ilo Ilo, Philippines. He married Sarah Sager, from Gardiner, Maine, on November 26, 1879, and she joined him on ship for several trips, including voyages to Hong Kong, Liverpool, and various ports within northern California. Sarah had at least two brothers, George and Henry, and possibly a sister named Annie.
Extent
58 items.
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