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[pg: 1]
[1:] Nº 47
[2:] 1897/98
[pg: 2]
[1:] Arabic
[pg: 3]

Continued from Diary (//) No. 46 of 1896/7 [4 NOV 1897 — V047_00_N] (//)

Novr.

4 Thursd The @ 6.62

1897

Novr

[1:] Light N.W. & fine weather at
[2:] at 8 am I came on board the
[3:] Steamer, Finished Alexanders
[4:] letter to be posted today;
[5:] I sent it to the Post Office and
[6:] had it registered, also wrote one
[7:] to Rezooki Korkis London
[8:] of Yesterday’s date~ At 10 ½
[9:] went home & had my breakfast
[10:] & returned at 12 ½~

[11:] We shipped a good deal of local
[12:] cargo & finished at 4 p.m.
[13:] All the cabins are engaged,

[14:] The river is standstill~
[15:] At 5 p.m. I went to my house
[16:] the carpenter has finished
[17:] his work & I paid him for
[18:] 4 days~

[19:] I went over to Sister Medula
[20:] to dine with her: & while
[21:] there I received a letter from
[22:] my son Alexander by
[23:] the Damascus Post which
[pg: 4]

[1:] arrived this afternoon; it
[2:] is dated the 15 Octor, and
[3:] I read it before Medoola &
[4:] Grzesky; Alexander is very
[5:] well, he is learning the German
[6:] language well; he has
[7:] received my telegram in
[8:] which I informed him of
[9:] my arrival to Baghdad on
[10:] the 14th Octor, & he received it
[11:] the next day when he was
[12:] writing the letter;
[13:] At 9 I came home &
[14:] turned in~

5 Frid

[15:] Light N.W. & fine weather
[16:] at 4 am I came on board;
[17:] We are to wait for Mr. Bottomley
[18:] who is going down with us
[19:] to Basreh~
[pg: 5]

Baghdad to Basreh [5 NOV 1897 — V047_01_S] (//) Voy 366 (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
157 47030,, 16043 ½ 3,,2

1897

Novr

[A47_006_09:001]

[1:] At 7 AM. proceeded from Baghdad
[2:] the Steamer is very light, drawing

[3:] 3,,2 Inches;~

[4:] Passed Gherrarah & the Tents are
[5:] still encamped the Christians
[6:] there are nearly 50 Tents~

[7:] At 9,,5 passed Diala river,
[8:] At 10,,25 passed Ctesiphon;

[9:] At 1 p.m. we rounded & came
[10:] to at Ledje for the Khalifah
[11:] coming up; We went on board
[12:] of her with Mr. Bottomley,
[13:] Mr. Braine, Reynolds & George
[14:] Cowley & his young brother,
[15:] to see Capt Cowley who is
[16:] coming up in her, on his
[17:] return from England in
[18:] the Arabistan, he looks well
[19:] the same as before; he gave
[20:] me a letter from my wife
[21:] Eliza from Basreh; the
[22:] Arabistan came out in 25
[23:] days from Marseilles a
[24:] a very good passage~
[pg: 6]

[1:] At 1,,35 P.M. we left and
[2:] went on~

[3:] We have altogether 128 ½
[4:] passengers, (4 in 1st 1st Class Eassa
[5:] Zheir & 3 females the family
[6:] of Ahmed Beg Zheir from Constple,
[7:] and 2 Jews in 2nd Class, & 5 also
[8:] in 2nd Class but counted as 2 ½
[9:] they are the Mère Marie Thérese
[10:] & an other Sister going as far
[11:] as Basreh accompanying
[12:] the daughter of Fetoohi Loca
[13:] & two other girls of Mossul
[14:] going to France to become nuns
[15:] they paid at ½ Passage)
[16:] Also Mr. Bottomley the Agent
[17:] to Basreh for business as
[18:] Mr. Taylor left for London
[19:] in the Afghanistan about
[20:] a week ago; & two deck
[21:] free~

[22:] At 4,,25 p.m. passed Baghdadieh
[23:] Fort~

[24:] At 6,,45 passed Azizieh,
[25:] At 8,,20 anchored for the night
[pg: 7]
[1:] at Toweel, cloudy weather &
[2:] light breeze~

6 Satur

[3:] Light S. Ely breeze & cloudy a
[4:] little; at 5,,20 am. proceeded
[5:] from Toweel;

[6:] At 9,,15 passed Memlah;
[7:] At 2 p.m. arrived at Coot, landed
[8:] 22 ½ passengers & 58 packages

[9:] At 3 p.m. left Coot~ Took
[10:] 6 passengers; Light S.Ely
[11:] with clouds and warm weather
[12:] Therm @ 3,,85˚~

[13:] At 7.20 came to Aboo
[14:] Dood for the night; fine
[15:] weather & clear moonlight
[16:] night 12 days old;

7 Sund.

1897

Novr

[17:] Light air & getting fine~
[18:] At 5,,45 AM. we got underway;

[19:] At 8,,45 l landed 4 passengers
[20:] and 8 packages at Ali Gherbi
[21:] and went on at 9; weather
[22:] got cloudy all over~ It got
[23:] fine at about 1 p.m. but it is
[24:] very warm~

[25:] At 5 P.M. arrived at Amara
[26:] landed 15½ passengers
[pg: 8]
[1:] and 81 packages; Took 4
[2:] Tons of Coal~ Weather very calm
[3:] & warm but fine~

[4:] At 6,,50 pm. we left Amara
[5:] fine moon light night & clear;

[6:] At 10.20 we anchored below
[7:] Kalat Saleh, fine clear weather,

8 Mond The @ 6.60

Eliza’s arrival from Paris

[A47_009_19:002]

1897

Novr

[A47_010_09:003]

[A47_011_17:004]

[8:] Light n.w. & fine~ At 5,,45
[9:] am. we proceeded~ We took
[10:] 17 passengers from Amara,

[11:] At 9,,5 passed Azair, they
[12:] have pulled down the Green
[13:] Dome to rebuild it new;

[14:] At 0,,5 p.m.. stopped at Gorna
[15:] landed 3 passengers and
[16:] 20 packages, at 9,,20 p.m.
[17:] left Gorna~

[18:] At 5 P.M. passed the SS
[19:] Baghdad & Barge going up just
[20:] Opposite Rufail’s house
[21:] & I saw my wife Eliza
[22:] standing on the bank with
[23:] Rufail Tukyeh etc;
[24:] We anchored at Basreh
[25:] the SS. Arabistan, Mobile
[26:] & Dwina are here &
[27:] also the Rusafah & Mosul;
[pg: 9]

[1:] I went up to Rufail’s place,
[2:] & met Eliza there, I could not
[3:] keep myself from the tears on
[4:] seeing her without my son
[5:] Alexander, but got very sorry
[6:] on hearing from her the bad
[7:] account she gives me, and
[8:] behaviour of Ibrahim Gejou,
[9:] who has not yet furnished his
[10:] rooms & they use Alexander’s room,
[11:] he has got not servant cook &
[12:] feeding Alexander outside
[13:] @ 3 frcs per day, he has got a
[14:] wife for the second time since
[15:] a year & half & goes often to
[16:] her; he wanted to force
[17:] Eliza to pay him 150 frcs per
[18:] month to keep her in the
[19:] same room as that of Alexander
[20:] & feed her in fact she
[21:] says he is a lyar & a
[22:] swindle & space has nothing at
[23:] all & wants to make money
[24:] out of us; and she says
[25:] that Alexander must not
[26:] remain in Paris but he
[27:] should return soon, because
[28:] he will be spoilt & he
[29:] expends more money
[pg: 10]
[1:] than what I have allowed
[2:] him (200 frcs per month) he
[3:] is selling his postage stamps
[4:] & expending; she made
[5:] me so very sorry & broken
[6:] hearted that I lost all the
[7:] pleasure of talking with
[8:] her about anything else;
[9:] She has apparently expended
[10:] the 1010 frcs I had given
[11:] her at Marsilles and I shall
[12:] have to pay her passage
[13:] now to Jeboory Asfar of
[14:] 31 1/2 £ Sterling. She has
[15:] bought some clothes and
[16:] perfumery etc for sale
[17:] she drew 40 £ Stg from
[18:] Rezooki Korkis to be paid
[19:] here by her to his brother,
[20:] she says they had fine weather
[21:] on the way out from Marseilles
[22:] except for two days it
[23:] was bad after leaving
[24:] Marseilles, & in the Red
[25:] Sea it was very calm &
[26:] awfully hot; she landed
[27:] in Bushire for few hours
[pg: 11]
[1:] With Andrews Dinha the
[2:] Engineer of the Persepolis~

9 Tuesd

1897

: Novr

[3:] S. Ely breeze & very foggy &
[4:] dampy: I have had no
[5:] sleep at all on account of
[6:] the mosquitoes that were in
[7:] great number & being so
[8:] out of humour on account
[9:] of Eliza's relating to me of
[10:] Alexander’s life in Paris;

[11:] At 7 ½ am. I came on
[12:] board, we are discharging
[13:] & loading cargo;~

[14:] Yousif Marine & Naoom Loca
[15:] called on me & also Fehmy
[16:] Bey the Nadir of the Six Contribution
[17:] he is here going to P. Said for
[18:] a change; Père Pierre also,
[19:] & Jeboory Asfar,~ Eliza
[20:] & Rufail & Rezooki came
[21:] on board & got Eliza’s kit
[22:] also the Boxes etc etc,
[23:] also Meneshi Gareh called
[24:] on me & Naoom Loca;

[25:] We have no 1st Class
[26:] Cabin passengers but
[27:] Eliza my wife~
[pg: 12]
[1:] We finished cargo by 3 p.m,
[2:] & got the mail~

Basreh to Baghdad [9 NOV 1897 — V047_02_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
194 126,508 12640 1/4 ?

[3:] At 5,,30 P.M. got underway
[4:] & proceeded ship drawing
[5:] 4 feet;~ fine weather &
[6:] light S. Ely breeze; Eliza
[7:] did not dine with us, she has a
[8:] bad cold & had eaten something at
[9:] Rufail’s house~ At 11,,10 passed Gorna

10 Wedne The @ 6.72

[10:] At 3,,30 AM. passed
[11:] Azair~ at 5 we came to the
[12:] shoal above Ghumeyjeh, there
[13:] is a boat aground in the channel
[14:] we took anchors out & hove
[15:] over~ At 7.30 got over and
[16:] proceeded easy~

[17:] Gave tickets and finished with
[18:] the passengers~

[19:] At 9,,45 the ship struck the
[20:] shaol bank below Abdulla
[21:] in Ali & broke 3 arms & floats
[22:] & we anchored to repair the
[23:] damage, At 11.30 proceeded,

[24:] At 1,,30 P.M. landed 5 passengers
[25:] & took one & went on at
[pg: 13]
[1:] 1,,40~

[2:] We have altogether 124 ½
[3:] passengers none in 1st Class,
[4:] but 3 in 2nd Class; also besides
[5:] these 5 Tilkeflies free~

[6:] At 6,,15 arrived at Amara
[7:] landed 21 ½ passengers and
[8:] took in 7 Tons of Coal;
[9:] Shipped some cargo as Ghee &
[10:] Hides etc~

[11:] At 8,,15 left Amara fine
[12:] weather & S. Ely breeze;

11 Thursd The @ 6.66

1897

Novr.

[13:] Light S.Ely & fine; at 7 am.
[14:] landed one passenger at Ali
[15:] Gherbi & went on at 7,,5
[16:] The SS. Baghdad & Barge on
[17:] her way up, just went alongside
[18:] the village~

[19:] Gave tickets to 30 Amara
[20:] passengers;~

[21:] Picked one passenger from Sheikh
[22:] Saad at 12 AM~

[23:] At 6 p.m. arrived at Coot
[24:] landed 11 passengers & took
[25:] in Coal;

[26:] At 7,,45 left Coot~ Fine
[pg: 14]
[1:]
[2:] Weather & light N.W. breeze &
[3:] cool~

12 Frid

[4:] Light S. Erly breeze & fine~

[5:] At 3,,10 am passed Memlah,
[6:] at 4 ½ grounded at Sheresh took
[7:] anchors out & hove off, fore &
[8:] aft the chain parted three times
[9:] of the stern anchor~

[10:] At 7,,50 got off & proceeded
[11:] Gave tickets to 38 ½ Coot passengers

[12:] At 2,,25 P.M. passed Azizieh;
[13:] At 4,,55 passed the S.S. Khalifah
[14:] going down at Gutnyeh~

[15:] At 5,45 passed Baghdadieh
[16:] Fort; modte n.w. wind & fine
[17:] cold weather~

13 Satur The @ 6.47

1897

Novr.

[18:] Very Cold Weather, Fine clear
[19:] at 2,,30 am passed Ctesiphon,

[20:] At 4,,20 passed Diala
[21:] river,~ At 5.30 passed
[22:] Gherrarah, all the Christians
[23:] are out encamped yet, a
[24:] very sharp cold N.W. wind
[25:] blowing~

[26:] At 8 we landed the mails at
[27:] the Residency & steamed
[28:] to the Custom House, no
[pg: 15]
[1:] steamers are here~

[2:] Eliza & I landed and went home,
[3:] Yousif Korkis, Yacoob Tessy &
[4:] the sons of Toni Tessy came
[5:] to meet us at the beach &
[6:] went home with us, there
[7:] came my sisters, Grzesky,
[8:] & other people;~ Also
[9:] Henry who has arrived
[10:] from Hwedir by himself
[11:] in the carriage for a few
[12:] days & will return; they
[13:] were all glad to see Eliza,
[14:] Sisters Eliza & Medula
[15:] Grzesiky & Henry breakfasted
[16:] with us, & left in the afternoon,
[17:] weather is so unusually
[18:] cold & sharp N.W. wind,
[19:] we have not prepared any
[20:] rooms yet, & are sitting in
[21:] the divan & veranda in
[22:] this cold wind,

[23:] The river has risen about
[24:] one or two feet~

[25:] I found a letter here
[pg: 16]
[1:] from Alexander arrived
[2:] yesterday by Damascus
[3:] mail, dated the 22 Ulto,
[4:] he is very well & enjoying
[5:] & studying the German;
[6:] Eliza has got a bad cold on
[7:] the head & chest & is suffering
[8:] very much~

14 Sund The @ 6.33

[9:] N.W. breeze & very cold
[10:] weather; it is so sudden
[11:] & so bitterly cold, the water
[12:] frose in some houses~

[13:] At 9 am I went to church
[14:] & then called on Chekury Andrea,
[15:] Yacoob Oossy, Eassayis,
[16:] Kass Phillippus etc; many
[17:] visitors came to visit Eliza
[18:] my wife~ I called on Sister
[19:] Eliza, Henry called on us,

[20:] It is very cold throughout the
[21:] day;~ This is very unusual
[22:] cold which came on so
[23:] soon & sudden; we are
[24:] not prepared for it yet,
[pg: 17]

15 Mond The @ 6.31

[1:] Light n.w. & fine, bitterly
[2:] cold, dry weather; there
[3:] must have fallen snow
[4:] up the country~ at 8 am
[5:] I came on board; we are
[6:] discharging cargo; sent
[7:] money to the office & went
[8:] home,~ Henry came & breakfasted
[9:] with us; the weather is awfully
[10:] cold;~ I called with Henry on
[11:] Alice; I also called on Sister
[12:] Medula & came home; more
[13:] visitors are coming; it is
[14:] awfully cold~

[15:] The SS. Baghdad arrived at
[16:] about 2 p.m.~

16 Tuesd The @ 6.32

1897

Novr

[A47_018_04:005]

[A47_018_14:006]

[17:] Light N.W breeze & very cold
[18:] weather~ at 8½ am. I
[19:] came on board; the river is rising
[20:] a little; the cold is awful all
[21:] my hands are sore & chapped

[22:] I went home & at 2 p.m. I
[23:] called on Alice where Henry
[24:] was breakfasting, I took
[25:] him & went to call on
[26:] Colonel Lock the new English
[27:] Consul General whom I
[pg: 18]
[1:] had not seen yet, as he had
[2:] arrived here two or three days
[3:] before we started for Europe
[4:] in April; he is a nice person
[5:] & inquired from us about
[6:] the Archeological researches
[7:] & excavations in this part
[8:] of the country, as he wish
[9:] to have a digging in
[10:] some parts, I recommended
[11:] him to try Aboo Habba
[12:] the ancient zippara,

[13:] We then called on the new
[14:] French Vise Consul Monsr.
[15:] Roné & Mons Jacquerès the
[16:] Engineer in the Turkish Service
[17:] also on Mr. Hasse the young
[18:] German Chancellier or
[19:] Dragoman to Mr. Richarz
[20:] but he was asleep & so we
[21:] left our Cards; I then went
[22:] to Alice had tea, & called
[23:] on Capt Cowley & his wife,
[24:] I came home at 5 p.m.

[25:] Henry came to dine with
[26:] us found Antone Marine
[pg: 19]
[1:] his wife & children who came
[2:] to see Eliza & Artin my Nephew,
[3:] They left at 7 1/2~

[4:] Very Cold weather & we
[5:] are shivering; great quantity
[6:] of snow fell on the Antolian
[7:] Mountains~

17 Wedn The @ 6.32

1897

Novr

[A47_020_17:007]

[8:] Light N.W. & fine Very Cold
[9:] & freezing as before; at
[10:] 8 1/2 am called on Henry
[11:] for few minutes & then
[12:] came on board;~ We
[13:] shipped some cargo; through
[14:] for the SS. Alphonse Parran

[15:] At 11 went home to breakfast
[16:] Henry called on us~
[17:] At 2 1/2 p.m. I came on board
[18:] wrote in the cargo we are
[19:] shipping; The river keeps rising
[20:] it rose in all 12 bricks or
[21:] about 2 feet; It is still very
[22:] cold~ At 5 p.m. went home
[23:] Antone Marine called on us,
[24:] he paid me his account of the
[25:] clothes I got for him from
[26:] Vienna Flors. 71.¾ & 12 frcs,
[pg: 20]

[1:] Henry is going out to Howedir
[2:] tomorrow morning at day break,

[3:] Very cold & fine weather;

18 Thursd Th @ 6.33

[4:] Light N.W. & very cold weather
[5:] At 8 1/2 am I came on board,
[6:] The river is still rising it
[7:] rose 1/2 foot since yesterday;

[8:] We shipped a good lot of cargo,
[9:] also 550 Bales Wool of Yousif
[10:] Korkis~

[11:] I finished my letter for
[12:] Alexander up till today, I
[13:] begun it on the 5th & sent it to
[14:] the Post Office leaving today
[15:] for Damascus & had it
[16:] registered, also the one for
[17:] Rome for Gabriel Oossany
[18:] & Michail Baho of the 8th
[19:] Instt;~ went to breakfast
[20:] & came back at 1 P.M;

[21:] At 4 P.M. I received a letter
[22:] from Alexander of the 29th
[23:] Ulto, & a packet of Photograph
[24:] of his mother & himself
[25:] taken in Paris, by the Damascus
[26:] Post arrived today~
[pg: 21]

[1:] At 5½ I went home; Johny
[2:] my Nephew called, he has also
[3:] received a letter from Alexander
[4:] in todays Post which we
[5:] red~

[6:] Light N.W. & cold weather,

19 Frid

[7:] Light N.W. & fine; at 5 ½
[8:] AM I came on board;

Baghdad to Basrah [19 NOV 1897 — V047_03_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
143 129,556 22,341 1/2 4,,2

1897

Novr

[9:] At 6,,15 AM we proceeded
[10:] Capt Cowley has resumed
[11:] his Command; & Mr.
[12:] Braine remains behind
[13:] to join his Steamer the
[14:] Khalifah as chief mate,

[15:] The river fell about 1/2 foot
[16:] this morning~

[17:] At 8,,10 grounded at Rustumyeh
[18:] Got an anchor aster out & hove
[19:] her stern out of the bank;

[20:] At 9 proceeded, at 9,,25
[21:] passed Diala

[22:] At 10,,40 passed Ctesiphon
[23:] At 3,,40 P.M. passed Baghdadieh
[pg: 22]

[1:] Weather became cloudy
[2:] & the cold weather has ceased
[3:] the Thermo is 60 at 4 p.m;
[4:] It has been so very cold
[5:] since Sunday last; On
[6:] board the SS. Comet they have
[7:] had it down to 22° at 4
[8:] am on the 16th & 25 at the
[9:] Residency Garden; this an
[10:] extraordinary occurrance,

[11:] Finished with the passengers
[12:] tickets we have altogether
[13:] 102½ (one Jew in 1st Class &
[14:] 2 Jews in the 2nd Class Cabin)

[15:] At 5,,50 passed Azizieh~
[16:] Cloudy weather;

[17:] At 7,35 we anchored at
[18:] Towil for the night; weather
[19:] became fine & clear;

20 Frid The @ 6.40

1897

Novr

[20:] Modte N.W. & fine Cold weather

[21:] At 5,,25 am the Khalifah
[22:] passed up~

[23:] At 6,,15 we proceeded,-
[24:] It became very cold & sharp wind

[25:] At 6,,45 the SS. Mossul &
[26:] Barge passed up~
[pg: 23]

[1:] At 9,45 passed Memlah,
[2:] At 10 landed 5 passengers
[3:] at Bughela & went on at 10,5

[4:] Fresh N.W. wind & very cold,

[5:] At 2,,10 p.m. arrived at Coot
[6:] landed 26 passengers and
[7:] 46 packages~ Metty writes
[8:] to me to say that it took the
[9:] Khalifah 5 days to go down
[10:] they were detained 26 hours at
[11:] Ghumeyjeh aground, and
[12:] the SS. Mossul in
[13:] her way blocking her passage,

[14:] At 3 P.M. we proceeded, Took
[15:] 8 passengers & 2 Bales~

[16:] At 3,,20 passed the SS.
[17:] Ressafah & Barge going
[18:] up~

[19:] At 7,5 we rounded & came
[20:] to at Sheikh Saad for the
[21:] night, & landed 9 Packages
[22:] and 1 passengers, Shipped
[23:] 8 Bales Abbas & two passengers
[24:] We remained for the night,
[25:] Weather very fine & cold
[pg: 24]

21 Sund. The @ 6.37

[A47_024_21:008]

[1:] Light N.W. & very fine and
[2:] Cold weather~ At 6 AM.
[3:] left Sheikh Saad;

[4:] At 9,,40 landed 4 Bales &
[5:] one passenger at Ali Gherbi,
[6:] went on at 9,,50~
[7:] The weather became a little
[8:] milder this Afternoon, I
[9:] have not felt it so since the
[10:] 14th, I am suffering from it
[11:] very much, & yesterday I
[12:] cought a very bad cold
[13:] through changing my shirt
[14:] & exposing myself in the Cold
[15:] Wind~ It is 65˚ at 4 P.M

[16:] At 5,,45 P.M arrived at Amara
[17:] landed 20 ½ passengers and
[18:] 36 packages;~

[19:] A crowd of people filled the
[20:] Ship, & passengers wanting 1st
[21:] Class Cabins, it is one Nejib Beg
[22:] a Clerk in the Serai of Basreh
[23:] who has married the daughter
[24:] of Mostapha Pasha the
[25:] Motserrif of Amara all
[pg: 25]
[1:] being Kurds of Suleimanieh,
[2:] & his wife & others in all 5 in
[3:] 1st Class with their house Kit
[4:] & furniture came aft & filled
[5:] the quarter Deck;

[6:] The cold weather they say
[7:] here caused all the fish in
[8:] the marshes to be frozen to
[9:] death~

[10:] At 7,,20 we left Amara,
[11:] Fine cold weather~

[12:] At 10,,10 anchored at Kalat
[13:] Saleh~

22 Mond The @ 6,39

1897

Novr

[14:] Light N.W. & fine cold weather
[15:] At 6,,15 am. Got underway;
[16:] Gave tickets to 30 ½ passengers
[17:] from Amara (5 in 1st Class
[18:] Nejib Beg & 4 women)

[19:] Detained at the Elbow
[20:] 20 minutes, in turning the Ship
[21:] below the point~

[22:] At 10,,5 passed Azair,
[23:] We have 6 Zaptyes as usual
[24:] from Amara every trip they
[25:] come up & down for no
[26:] purpose whatever;
[pg: 26]

[1:] At 1,,5 P.M. went alongside
[2:] At Gorna & landed 8 ½
[3:] passengers and 76 packages

[4:] I heard here that Rufail
[5:] Sayegh is up here above
[6:] Gorna on the Euphrates
[7:] looking after his property
[8:] for the last 8 days~

[9:] At 1,,55 left Gorna
[10:] At 6 landed 3 passengers at
[11:] Maghil (H. Mohsen of Maghil
[12:] & two followers) The SS. Phrat
[13:] came to pass up by this time,

[14:] Calm & fine weather & still
[15:] Cold; I do not feel well at all
[16:] My cold is all over my body &
[17:] bones & feel feverish~

[18:] At 6,,30 arrived in Basreh,
[19:] there is only the Persian St. Mobile
[20:] here; & the Mail Str Assyria
[21:] down in Quarantine; no one came
[22:] from Rufail’s place; I did not
[23:] go to them as I do not feel well,

[24:] We coaled Ship & discharged
[25:] some Cargo at night;

23 Tuesd

[A47_027_08:009]

[A47_027_18:010]

[A47_027_21:011]

1897

Novr

[26:] Light N.W. & fine weather
[27:] Not so cold as before~
[pg: 27]

[1:] I finished my letter for
[2:] Alexander via Bombay of
[3:] today’s date & told him all
[4:] from Baghdad till here, &
[5:] posted it~

[6:] At 12 I went up with Rezooki
[7:] Sayegh & landed at Asfar
[8:] saw Jeboory, also Mon De Sarzec
[9:] his wife & son who are still
[10:] living here & are going up
[11:] in a few days to Coot &
[12:] up the Hai to Tello to
[13:] dig; At 1 P.M. I returned
[14:] to the Ship Rezooki fetched
[15:] me;

[16:] The Str. Launch of the
[17:] Sheikh of Mahomerah
[18:] (now Mahomed son of
[19:] Sheikh Jaber) came up &
[20:] bringing the body of Sheikh
[21:] Mezel who was the Sheikh of
[22:] Mahomerah formerly & was
[23:] Shot by his brother in May
[24:] last & succeeded him to the
[25:] Governorship; It is to be
[26:] sent up with us to go to Kerbella
[27:] & be interred there
[pg: 28]
[1:] We have charged 100 Rps
[2:] for the body and 2 persons
[3:] in a 2nd Class Cabin @ 30 Besh
[4:] each & the Coffin also was
[5:] put inside~

[6:] Rezooki Angoorly Nessoory
[7:] Andrea the Shahbender
[8:] of the Custum House, Rezooki
[9:] Sayegh & Jeboory Asfar
[10:] called on me~

[11:] We finished the Cargo
[12:] at 6 ½ P.M.

Basreh to Baghdad [24 NOV 1897 — V047_04_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
145 ½ 175,315 9,730 ¾ 4,4

[13:] At 7,,15 P.M. we got under-
[14:] way, but soon after 5 minutes
[15:] it became foggy and had
[16:] to Anchor just opposite
[17:] Rufail’s place~

[18:] At 11.20 it cleared off
[19:] we proceeded~

24 Wedn Th @6.4

[A47_029_21:012]

1897

Novr

[20:] At 4 AM landed 2
[21:] passengers at Gorna &
[22:] went on at 4,,5. Fine
[23:] weather & not so Cold

[24:] At 8,,10 passed Azair
[pg: 29]
[1:] Weather shifting, a light S. Erly
[2:] breeze & getting cloudy;

[3:] At 3,,5 P.M. landed a bundle
[4:] of specie at Kalat Saleh &
[5:] went on; weather is mild
[6:] & S. Erly breeze & cloudy a little

[7:] We have altogether 109 Passeng.
[8:] (3 in 1st Class, Mr. Bottomley
[9:] free not included; a Dr. Z
[10:] Yèronimakis a New Inspector
[11:] for the Quarantine of Baghdad
[12:] coming from Jedda to
[13:] replace Dr. Lubiez who is
[14:] dismissed by order from
[15:] Constantinople as well as
[16:] Dr. Malakis of Basreh &
[17:] his clerk Solon Calothi,
[18:] for some political affair
[19:] that is not yet ascertained,
[20:] Also Ezra Daniel the Jew
[21:] Apothecary; 12 in 2d Class
[22:] with the dead body of Sheikh
[23:] Mezel of Mahomerah who
[24:] was shot dead by his brother
[25:] Khazal) also 2 of
[26:] the Custom House Mamoor
[27:] free by Lynch Brothers;

[28:] At 7,50 arrived at
[pg: 30]
[1:] Amara landed 15 ½
[2:] passengers; the SS. Phrat is
[3:] here on her way up~ We
[4:] took in 10 Tons of Coal and
[5:] 8 Bundles Hides. The river
[6:] has risen here about 2 feet;

[7:] The Phrat left at 10,,15~

[8:] At 10,,30 we left weather
[9:] Cloudy & light S. Erly breeze,
[10:] We passed the Phrat at 10.35.
[11:] 10,,35~

25 Thursd The @ 6.55

[12:] S. Erly wind & cloudy weather,

[13:] At 7,,10 passed the S.S. Baghdad
[14:] & Barge going down~

[15:] Gave tickets to 13 Amara
[16:] passengers, also H. Abdulrezack
[17:] Khdery returning in 1st Class
[18:] free~

[19:] At 10 passed Ali Gherbi
[20:] fresh S. Erly & cloudy all over.

[21:] At 2,,30 P.M. passed Sheikh Saad
[22:] Cloudy weather, very few drops
[23:] of rain fell~

[24:] At 8,,45 P.M. arrived at
[25:] Coot, landed 2 passengers &
[26:] took in Coal~

[27:] At 10,,30 left Coot, weather
[28:] clearing up~

[29:] Detained few minutes
[pg: 31]
[1:] at Mehdi & Hamraya~

26 Frid The @ 6.47

1897

Novr

[2:] Light N.W. & fine Weather,
[3:] Clouds clearing up~ At
[4:] 6,,20 AM passed Memlah;
[5:] Gave tickets to 22 ½ Coot
[6:] passengers;

[7:] At 2,,20 P.M. passed
[8:] Azizieh Village~ River is
[9:] falling about 1 foot;

[10:] At 5,,50 P.M. passed
[11:] Baghdadieh Fort;

[12:] At 6.15 Anchored for the SS.
[13:] Khalifah coming down, Sent
[14:] letters & Specie & Capt. Cowley
[15:] & Mr. Bottomley went on
[16:] board;~

[17:] I heard the Koorkies
[18:] noise flying off here from the
[19:] Sand bank, which I have
[20:] not seen for many years ago;

[21:] At 7,5 we proceeded; Mr.
[22:] Hamilton of Hotz & Co is returning
[23:] in the Khalifah; the Comet
[24:] has also left Baghdad
[25:] this morning going to
[26:] Basreh;~
[pg: 32]

27 Saturd The @ 6.32 Noon 53

1897

Novr

Joseph Sayegh died at 5 am~

[1:] Light N.W. & fine cold weather
[2:] At 3,,30 AM we Anchored at
[3:] Joorf el Batta, fearing a Shoal
[4:] here; at 6 ½ we landed
[5:] and at 6,,45 proceeded
[6:] on~ At 7,,5 landed a
[7:] dead Afghan passenger at
[8:] Ctesiphon & went on at 7,,10;

[9:] At 9,,30 passed Diala
[10:] River~

[11:] At 10,,55 landed a deck man
[12:] at Gherrara, Mr. Bomley also
[13:] landed & walked to Baghdad
[14:] I could not do it on account
[15:] of a bad corn I have in my
[16:] big toe since I came from
[17:] Aleppo;

[18:] At 11,,45 met the SS.
[19:] Comet coming down, we stopped
[20:] & gave her their mails, Colonel
[21:] & Mrs. Lock the Resident
[22:] on board going down, we
[23:] went on at 11,,55; But
[24:] at 0,,10 P.M. the Comet turned
[25:] round & steamed up following
[26:] us & we stopped, She sent
[27:] the boat & Demello came
[pg: 33]
[1:] bringing a wrong bag of
[2:] the Consul’s post & took
[3:] the right one & we went
[4:] on at 0,,20 P.M;

[5:] At 1,,30 landed Mails at
[6:] the Residency & went to the
[7:] Custum House, the Mossul
[8:] is loading & the Ressafah also
[9:] discharging cargo~ I went
[10:] home & saw Eliza, she has
[11:] worked hard in putting the
[12:] rooms to right, & is little
[13:] unwell; I found a letter
[14:] from Alexander arrived this
[15:] morning dated the 5 Instt;
[16:] he is very well & the cold
[17:] winter is setting in & snow
[18:] begun to fall; he asks me
[19:] to let him buy a thick
[20:] Coat; he also sends me a
[21:] packet of french Papers, etc,

[22:] Antone Marine came in
[23:] the evening; he asked us to
[24:] drive with him tomorrow,
[25:] because Jeboory Asfar’s wife
[26:] & children are going down
[27:] with us this time~
[pg: 34]

[1:] I hear that Yousif Sayegh
[2:] is very bad he has sunk
[3:] down for the last two or
[4:] three days~

28' Sund. Ther @ 6. 39

[A47_035_09:013]

[5:] Light N.W. & fine, not so cold
[6:] as yesterday~ at 8 ½ am
[7:] Eliza & I went to Church; I
[8:] heard here that poor
[9:] Yousif Sayegh died early
[10:] this morning at day break,
[11:] After Mass Antone Marine
[12:] & I went to his house, Many
[13:] people came; there is no
[14:] body of his family left in
[15:] the house he was the only
[16:] one living in the house,
[17:] his sister Catherina was
[18:] there, the body is to be enterred
[19:] at 2 P.M outside in the Christian
[20:] Cemetry, he was 51 years
[21:] Old, his two brothers Elias
[22:] (Père Augustine & John
[23:] are at Mossul with the
[24:] Monseigneur Altmayer)

[25:] I called on Mr. Julietti &
[26:] other people & came home
[27:] at 12 had breakfast,
[pg: 35]

[1:] The SS. Mossul left this
[2:] Morning~

[3:] At 1 1/2 P.M. Antone Marine
[4:] came & we called on Yousif
[5:] Korkis Tessy, & then went
[6:] to the house of Yousif Sayegh
[7:] & accompanied the body
[8:] to the Armenian Church,
[9:] Crowds of people were, all
[10:] the Priests, & christians
[11:] also Mr. Mashkow the
[12:] Russian Consul etc,
[13:] After the funeral they took
[14:] the body in a Mourning
[15:] Carriage outside~

[16:] I called on Alice & Sister
[17:] Emilia, at 6 Eliza &
[18:] I went over to Antone's
[19:] to dine, there were all the
[20:] Asfar's family, also Sedy
[21:] the wife of Jeboory Asfar
[22:] & her two children~
[23:] at 10 We came home
[24:] light breeze & fine

29 Mond

1897

Nov.

[25:] Light S. Erly & cloudy
[26:] a little, at 8 ¼ am
[pg: 36]
[1:] I came on board, the SS.
[2:] Ressafah went out and
[3:] the Mejidieh went inside
[4:] to discharge~

[5:] At 9 3/4 am the SS. Phrat
[6:] arrived from Basreh~
[7:] We are discharging Cargo~
[8:] At 11 1/2 went to Mr. Bottomley
[9:] for money & other business;
[10:] Came home at 12 1/2 Very
[11:] cloudy & blowing fresh S. Erly,

[12:] At 2 P.M. it began to rain
[13:] hard, it kept it on till 7 P.M.
[14:] this is the first good rain we
[15:] have had yet & must do good
[16:] to the desert which is still dry

[17:] I took a warm bath, the
[18:] Cold weather became very
[19:] mild;~

30" Tuesd

[20:] Light S. Westerly & cloudy
[21:] gloomy weather;

[22:] at 8 am I came on board
[23:] Paid the Ship's Company their
[24:] wages for this month;

[25:] The SS. Ressafah left this
[26:] Morning at 6 am~

[27:] At 11 I left the ship & went
[28:] home~
[pg: 37]

[1:] Called on Catterina Sayegh &
[2:] her sons in her father's house
[3:] (or brother Yousif) to condole
[4:] her on her brother Yousif's death
[5:] she is receiving the Visitors there
[6:] for the three days & came
[7:] home at 5; Light N.W. & fine
[8:] weather; I am painting
[9:] my house all the Pillars &
[10:] railings in Yellow & green,

[11:] Johny called in the evening

Decr 1 Wedn. The @ 6.42

[A47_038_10:014]

[12:] Light N.W. & foggy morning
[13:] called on Antone for 1/2 hour
[14:] & came on board; we are
[15:] still discharging cargo;

[16:] At 10 1/2 I went on shore called
[17:] in the Office & left with Alfred
[18:] Holland Mr. Braines pay
[19:] from 1 to 25 Decr at 25 £
[20:] Stg per month to be given to
[21:] him in the Khalifah~
[22:] I called on Sister Eliza &
[23:] on Alice & sister Emilia
[24:] came home at 12~

[25:] At 2 P.M. came on board
[26:] & worked we are shipping
[27:] Cargo a good lot~

[28:] At 5 P.M. Went home
[pg: 38]

1897 Decr 2' Thursd

[1:] Light N.W & few clouds &
[2:] dampy~ At 8 1/2 Am. I
[3:] came on board~

[4:] At 11 1/2 Went home to breakfast
[5:] & returned at 12 1/2, We have lots
[6:] of cargo being shipped~

[7:] I finished Alexander's letter
[8:] & sent it to the Post Office at
[9:] 2 P.M. I also wrote to the
[10:] Bishop Bassil at Damascus
[11:] & to Michail Kerawany;
[12:] also to Signori Giovanni
[13:] Rottondi & Co at Novara
[14:] in Italy~

[15:] I worked Very hard today. We
[16:] shipped a lot of cargo & I
[17:] got so mad by the crowd of
[18:] people wanting their receipts &
[19:] paying etc~

[20:] At 5 1/2 P.M went home,
[21:] Weather cloudy a little &
[22:] light S. Erly breeze~

[23:] Nassoory Abood called for
[24:] 1/2 hour~
[pg: 39]

3' Frid

[1:] Cloudy weather & light S. Erly
[2:] breeze~

[3:] It began to thunder
[4:] on the South East, with sharp
[5:] lightning at 4 am. and
[6:] worked it up with loud
[7:] thunders, & a heavy rain
[8:] came down at 4 1/2 for
[9:] 1/4 hour & ceased~

[10:] At 5 1/2 I came on board,
[11:] the streets are very muddy
[12:] & slippery~

Baghdad to Basreh [3 DEC 1897 — V047_05_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
170 ½ 117430 23,486 3,,11

1897

Decr

[A47_040_03:015]

[A47_040_07:016]

[13:] At 6,,10 AM. We proceeded
[14:] Clouds breaking up~
[15:] Ship drawing 3,,11 Inches,

[16:] At 8,,20 passed Diala River
[17:] Weather Cloudy all over &
[18:] overcast & dampy~

[19:] At 9,,45 passed Ctesiphon,
[20:] Clouds opening a little & having
[21:] some sunshine~

[22:] Finished with the Passengers
[23:] Tickets at noon, We have
[24:] in all 147 1/2 (4 in 1st Class
[pg: 40]
[1:] Mr. C. Richarz the German
[2:] Consul going to Basreh for
[3:] few days & also to meet two
[4:] German travellars coming
[5:] in the Alphonse Parran
[6:] he has 4 attendants; also
[7:] the Old Wife of Sheikh Jaber
[8:] of Mahomerah Khejja daughter
[9:] of Ummush Khan and
[10:] an other woman also was the
[11:] Wife of Sheikh Jaber, she is
[12:] the daughter of Aziz Agha,
[13:] both very elderly women,
[14:] also a Turk Rashid Effendi,
[15:] and one 2nd Class Yousif the
[16:] son of Mr. Nelson)~

[17:] At 3,,20 P.M. passed
[18:] Baghdadieh Fort~

[19:] At 5,,45 P.M. passed Azizieh;
[20:] Weather still cloudy, a light
[21:] N.W. breeze, moon 9 days Old;

[22:] At 7,,30 we anchored for
[23:] the night at Toweel~

[24:] at 8,,15 the S.S. Khalifah
[25:] passed up~
[pg: 41]

4 Satur The @ 6. 55

[1:] Very light N.W. air & thick fog
[2:] dampy weather~ It had
[3:] rained at 3 Am for a short
[4:] time~

[5:] At 10 fog cleared off
[6:] We got underway~

[7:] At 1,,40 P.M. passed Memlah;
[8:] lots of rain has fallen here about;

[9:] At 3,,45 grounded at
[10:] Umel Ajaj, took an anchor
[11:] ahead & hove off~ at
[12:] 4,,30 proceeded~ Fine
[13:] Clear Weather~

[14:] At 7,,15 P.M. arrived at
[15:] Coot landed 20 passengers
[16:] and 86 Packages; I received
[17:] a packet of news paper from
[18:] Alexander via Bombay dated
[19:] the 24 Octor; we remained at
[20:] anchor for the night; Fine clear
[21:] weather~

5 Sund. The @ 6.48

1897

Decr

[A47_042_18:017]

[22:] Light N.W. & fine; at 6,,15 Am
[23:] left Coot; at 6,,30 anchored
[24:] it came on foggy; at 7,,30 it
[25:] cleared off we proceeded~
[26:] Took 9 passengers from
[27:] Coot~ At 8,,10 passed
[pg: 42]
[1:] the S.S. Baghdad & Barge going
[2:] up~

[3:] At 2,,45 P.M. passed
[4:] Ali Gherbi; At 6,,35 passed
[5:] Ali Sherghi, light N.W. & fine
[6:] Clear Weather, Moon 11 days
[7:] Old~ At 9,,30 anchored on
[8:] account of fog, at 10 proceeded

[9:] At 11 arrived at Amara
[10:] landed 22 1/2 passengers and
[11:] 48 packages~

6 Mond. The @ 6.52

[A47_043_18:018]

[12:] At 1,,15 Am left Amara, &
[13:] at 1,,30 had to anchor, the fog
[14:] came on again~ at 6 proceeded
[15:] Weather Cloudy & overcast &
[16:] Misty~ Took 12 passengers
[17:] from Amara (one in 1st Class;
[18:] Missakyan Effendi the Turkish
[19:] Civil Engineer of Basreh) and
[20:] 7 Zaptyes guards as usual;

[21:] At 0,,50 P.M. passed Azair,
[22:] At 3,,40 stopped off Gorna
[23:] landed 2 passengers & 25 packages
[24:] Abdulamohsen Zheir & seven
[25:] persons came to go to Basreh
[26:] also his Belem, he told me
[pg: 43]
[1:] that Rufail is still here up
[2:] the Euphrates & down at Sweib;

[3:] We Went on at 4~

[4:] At 8,,20 P.M. arrived at Basreh
[5:] there are only here the S.S. Comet
[6:] which brough Colonel & Mrs.
[7:] Lock from Baghdad; the
[8:] Mossul & Ressafah &
[9:] Esther~

[10:] We coaled ship during the night;

7 Tuesd.

1897

Decr

[A47_044_14:019]

[A47_044_22:020]

[A47_045_05:021]

[11:] Light N.W. & fine Weather;
[12:] We discharged & shipped Cargo;

[13:] The Mail St Kapurthala &
[14:] the S.S. Mushtery are in the
[15:] quarantine station;

[16:] At 10 1/2 I landed & Walked
[17:] in to Basreh, called on Rezooki
[18:] Angoorly, & Tookyeh, I also
[19:] called on Terrooza Wife of
[20:] Nessoory Andrea who is
[21:] the Shahbender her of the
[22:] Custum House; I then
[23:] went to Rezook's shop
[24:] & came back to his house
[25:] had Tea With Tookyeh
[26:] where Yousif Marine
[pg: 44]
[1:] also was there & we came
[2:] out together in his Bellem
[3:] to the ship; Weather getting
[4:] Cloudy; I finished my letter
[5:] of Alexander for the Indian
[6:] Mail Via Bombay &
[7:] gave it to Rezooki also
[8:] sent two boxes to Asfar
[9:] to be sent by the Alphonse
[10:] Parran one Case of seewt
[11:] Meats for Alexander
[12:] Containing 11 Cartoons of
[13:] Dates, 1 Tin Manna, 1
[14:] Tin Rahat Locum, 1 Box
[15:] Cartoon of Bonbons of Aleppo,
[16:] 1 Box Wooden of preserved
[17:] Aleppo Abricots, & 5 frames
[18:] in silver which I put
[19:] with the Bonbons~ also
[20:] one small box containing
[21:] 11 Cartoons of dates for
[22:] Mr. J. Khoury the french
[23:] Chancellier at Port Said,

[24:] Rezooki Sayegh came
[25:] & I gave him the two boxes
[pg: 45]
[1:] & the letter for Alexander,
[2:] also Nessoory Andrea,
[3:] Rezooki Angoorly etc,

[4:] Jeboory Asfar came to me,
[5:] I asked him to send the two cases
[6:] of dates etc by the Alphonse
[7:] Parran, he is very Obliging &
[8:] promised to do so with great
[9:] pleasure & free of freight;
[10:] he brought a Carmelite
[11:] father called Père Pièrre
[12:] Coming out Via Bombay
[13:] & escaped Quarantine at
[14:] Mahomerah~

[15:] We finished loading at 8 1/2
[16:] P.M.~

Basreh to Baghdad [7 DEC 1897 — V047_06_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
145 185,435 7984 4,4

[17:] At 8,,45 P.M. left Basreh,
[18:] weather cloudy; The SS. Comet
[19:] also was to leave after us,

[20:] The Mossul had left at
[21:] about 4 1/2 P.M~ We passed
[22:] her on the way,

8 Wedn.

1897

Decr

[A47_046_15:022]

[23:] At 2,,45 Am passed
[24:] Gorna~ At 7 passed
[25:] Azair; Very Cloudy and
[pg: 46]
[1:] overcast weather, & light
[2:] S. Erly breeze~

[3:] At 1,,45 P.M. landed 2 and
[4:] took 1 passengers from Kalat
[5:] Saleh, Very Cloudy gloomy
[6:] with some light rain;

[7:] Thunder & Lightning and
[8:] drizzling rain & then came
[9:] on hard & thick; It lasted
[10:] more than 1/2 hour~

[11:] We have altogether 96
[12:] passengers from Basreh
[13:] (2 in 1st C Cabin, Rezooki son
[14:] of Beshoori Tessy Hotus Clerk
[15:] & a new Carmelite father
[16:] Père Pièrre coming from France
[17:] Via Bombay, took 2nd Class
[18:] but as Vartan's Sister is
[19:] in the 2nd Class free R. Ticket
[20:] we have put him in a 1st
[21:] Class) also 5 others free
[22:] 2 Tilkeflies & 3 men caulkers

[23:] Weather Very Cloudy, dark
[24:] with S. Erly wind~

[25:] At 6 P.M. it began Again
[26:] to rain heavily;
[pg: 47]

[1:] At 6,,35 P.M. arrived at
[2:] Amara, landed 31 passengers,
[3:] Took in Coal, Lots of rain
[4:] has fallen here, all is wet &
[5:] Muddy~

[6:] At 8,,45 left Amara, Still
[7:] very cloudy, but the moon is
[8:] 14 days old~

9 Thursd

1897

Decr

[9:] Light S. Erly & cloudy all
[10:] over gloomy weather~

[11:] At 7,,55 landed 2 passengers
[12:] at Ali Gherbi & took 7 and
[13:] went on at 8~ Gave tickets
[14:] to 19 1/2 Amara passengers,
[15:] and Isak Ezra Hyim in 1st
[16:] Class Retn Ticket by S Lynch co
[17:] free~

[18:] at about 3 P.M. the breeze
[19:] shifted to N.W. & Clouds breaking
[20:] up~ At Sunset it became
[21:] very fine & cold N.W. breeze;

[22:] At 7,,45 P.m. Arrived at
[23:] Coot landed 15 passengers
[24:] and took in Coal 7 Tons,
[25:] The S.S. Phrat is here on her
[26:] way down~

[27:] At 9,,20 left Coot~
[pg: 48]

10 Frid

[A47_048_09:023]

[1:] At 2 am anchored, fog came
[2:] on, at 5 proceeded & again
[3:] came on the fog & anchored
[4:] after 1/2 hour;

[5:] At 8,,20 fog cleared off
[6:] we proceeded from Umel Ajaj;
[7:] We took 18 passengers from
[8:] Coot (one in 1st Class Colonel
[9:] Bekri Effendi the Bimbashi
[10:] of Haȋ, Sennyeh)~

[11:] At 11,,10 passed Memlah;
[12:] Very fine & clear weather;

[13:] At 6,,5 P.M. passed the SS.
[14:] Khalifah going down at
[15:] Brenij above Humenyeh;
[16:] Jeboory Asfar's wife & Children
[17:] must have been
[18:] on board; also Hannosh Asfar

[19:] At 7,,30 passed Azizieh
[20:] At 10,,40 passed Baghdadieh
[21:] Fort; fine clear weather;

11 Satur The @ 6.45

[A47_049_25:024]

[22:] Light N.W. & some clouds &
[23:] cold~ At 8 Am passed
[24:] Ctesiphon~

[25:] At 10,,15 passed Diala,
[26:] Sky covered with fog as if
[27:] it is snowing, it is Very Cold
[pg: 49]
[1:] too~

[2:] At 11,,30 I landed at Gherrara
[3:] & walked in to Baghdad, It
[4:] has also rained here~ I
[5:] arrived at 1 P.M. saw Eliza
[6:] but she is complaining again
[7:] from her old complaint and
[8:] palpitation & weakness of the
[9:] heart etc~ I found two
[10:] letters from Alexander of
[11:] the last two Damascus Post,
[12:] one dated the 12 Novr and
[13:] the other the 16th Novr. in the
[14:] last one a very long letter he
[15:] mentions of his having received
[16:] my first letter from Baghdad
[17:] of the 21 Octor, he is Very Well
[18:] & enjoying~ The Mejidieh
[19:] arrived at about 2 P.M;

[20:] Johny My nephew called &
[21:] dined with us,

12 Sund

1897

Decr

[22:] Light N.W. & fine~ at 8 1/2
[23:] Am We Went to Church;
[24:] I then called on the Bishop
[25:] Aghnatius the Assyrian
[26:] who has come back from
[27:] Mossul on the 6 Instt.
[28:] by Order from Rome
[pg: 50]
[1:] to be reinstated to his diocese
[2:] here as before~ I
[3:] also called on Kesboor Maghak
[4:] Georgis Segman, Catterina
[5:] Yaghchi etc;

[6:] Henry & his family are
[7:] still in Howedir but is coming
[8:] I believe tomorrow~

[9:] at 2 P.M. Eliza & I called
[10:] on Sister Eliza, on Captn
[11:] & Mrs. Cowley, & on Alice
[12:] but she was not at home
[13:] I called on Mr. Bottomley
[14:] but was not at home,
[15:] we returned at 5, Antone
[16:] called on us for an hour,

[17:] Eliza was again ceased
[18:] with that distressing complaint
[19:] of nervousness & hysteria
[20:] at tea time till midnight
[21:] When she calmed down
[22:] I gave her some Ether, and
[23:] Brandy & water; she wept
[24:] & was then quiete~

13 Mond

[A47_051_07:025]

[25:] Light or calm Air & fine
[26:] with few clouds~ at 8 1/2
[27:] am I came on board,
[pg: 51]
[1:] the Baghdad is inside loading,

[2:] I sent money to the Office,
[3:] at 11 went home, I worked
[4:] in putting my room to right
[5:] cleaning it & arranging all
[6:] the Kit till 6 P.M~

[7:] Henry & his family came
[8:] back from Howedir
[9:] this evening for good,

[10:] Light N.W. & fine~

14 Tuesd

[11:] Light air & fine Weather;

[12:] I called on Henry at 8 am
[13:] & then came on board,

[14:] The SS. Mossul has arrived
[15:] this morning at about 7 am;

[16:] At 10 went to the Office to see
[17:] Mr. Bottomley, for a mistake
[18:] in Mr. Braine's pay of last month,
[19:] came home at 11;~
[20:] Henry called on us for an
[21:] hour; I took a warm bath,
[22:] Weather fine & not cold
[23:] at all, light S. Erly breeze;

15 Wedn

1897 Decr

[24:] At about 1 am, it became
[25:] Very Cloudy with thunder
[26:] lightning & then a heavy
[27:] rain Came down With
[28:] hail for about 1/2 hour
[pg: 52]
[1:] & then it cleared up~
[2:] In the morning it became
[3:] very foggy~ I called
[4:] on Sister Medula
[5:] at 8 Am, & then came on
[6:] board, the Streets are very
[7:] Swampy & Muddy~

[8:] At 11 went on shore called
[9:] on Henry for few minutes &
[10:] came home breakfasted and
[11:] at 2 P.M. came on board;

[12:] At 4 1/2 P.M. the S.S. Comet
[13:] arrived from Basreh with
[14:] Colonel & Mrs. Lock on board,

[15:] At 5 I went home;
[16:] Henry, Menusha & Louisa their
[17:] daughter came to see us, Menusha
[18:] & Louisa have not seen Eliza
[19:] my wife yet since she arrived
[20:] from Europe; Artin also called
[21:] they left at 7 1/2~

[22:] Fine Clear Weather;

16 Thursd

[23:] Light N.W. & fine cold weather
[24:] at 8 1/2 am I came on board,
[25:] worked in shipping cargo;

[26:] At 12 am I went to breakfast
[27:] and came back at 1 P.M.

[28:] I finished Alexander's
[pg: 53]
[1:] letter, also one to Mr. Böhm
[2:] & one to Bazin Savon & Co
[3:] at Port Said & sent the 3
[4:] letters to the Post for Damascus
[5:] leaving this evening;

[6:] At 5 P.M. I finished work
[7:] and went home~ Light
[8:] N.W. & Cold weather~

[9:] The SS. Ressafah arrived
[10:] at 8 P.M.~

[11:] At 10 while we were asleep,
[12:] the Postman came & brought
[13:] us Alexander's letter having
[14:] arrived this evening, dated
[15:] the 26 Ulto; he is very well,
[16:] & complains of the weather
[17:] being so cold & foggy, the
[18:] temperature always at zero,
[19:] or freezing point; We also
[20:] received a Christmas Card
[21:] from Miss Tanner from
[22:] London~

17 Frid

1897 Decr

Draft/ 3,,4

[23:] Light N.W. & fine cold
[24:] weather~ at 5 1/2 Am
[25:] I came on board~

[26:] The river is stationary
[27:] there is no rise~
[pg: 54]

Baghdad to Basreh [17 DEC 1897 — V047_07_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
147 1/2 58,801 16,784 1/2 3,4

[A47_055_05:026]

[A47_055_10:027]

[A47_055_16:028]

[A47_055_20:029]

[1:] At 6,,10 Am we proceeded,
[2:] ship is light drawing 3 feet 4
[3:] having 60,000 Okes of Cargo;

[4:] At 8,,15 passed Diala river
[5:] At 9,,45 passed Ctesiphon,

[6:] Gave tickets & finished with
[7:] the passengers; We have
[8:] altogether 121 (5 in 1st
[9:] Class, Dr. Lubiez & his son
[10:] Leon the latter paying deck
[11:] fare, Mr. Hiles of Muir
[12:] Tweedy also paying deck
[13:] and two Turks to Coot,
[14:] Bekry Effendi Bimbashi &
[15:] Sehmy Efendi, & two in
[16:] 2nd Class Christians) 2 Deck free

[17:] At 2,,15 P.M. landed
[18:] one passenger Iskender Aziz
[19:] at Swera, The S.S. Khalifah
[20:] is here just opposite the
[21:] Village at anchor on her
[22:] way up, & I suppose repairing
[23:] some thing in her Engines,

[24:] At 2,,20 we went on;
[pg: 55]

[1:] At 3,,25 P.M. passed
[2:] Baghdadieh Fort~

[3:] At 5,,30 passed Azizieh
[4:] Fine clear & cold weather;

[5:] Dr. Lubiez is going to
[6:] Constantinople in the Alphonse
[7:] Parran from Suez, having
[8:] been dismissed the Service
[9:] & recalled as well as Dr.
[10:] Malakïs of the Basreh
[11:] Quarantine, no one knows
[12:] for Certain the exact cause,
[13:] all the staff of the Basreh
[14:] quarantine have also been
[15:] dismissed;~

[16:] Mr. Richarz the German
[17:] Consul was on board the
[18:] Khalifah returning, there
[19:] were also the two German
[20:] travellers & Mr. Parfit the
[21:] English Missionary coming
[22:] back with his New wife
[23:] having been marrȋed~

[24:] At 7,,20 we anchored at
[25:] Toweel; Fine clear weather;

18 Satur

1897 Decr

[26:] Light N.W. & little cloudy &
[27:] Cold weather~

[28:] At 6,,15 Am left Toweel
[pg: 56]

[1:] At 10 AM. passed Memlah,
[2:] At 0,,30 P.M. passed the SS.
[3:] Phrat going up~

[4:] At 2,,50 arrived at Coot,
[5:] landed 47 1/2 passengers (2
[6:] Turks in 1st Class)~ and 92
[7:] packages,

[8:] At 4 P.M. left Coot, took
[9:] 5 passengers~

[10:] At 8,,15 anchored at Sheikh
[11:] Saad for the night~

19 Sund

[12:] Light N.W. & fine; at 6,,15
[13:] am proceeded, took 2 passengers
[14:] from Sheikh Saad; It
[15:] became cloudy all over
[16:] a thick fog passing high
[17:] above & covered the whole sky,

[18:] At 9,,40 Am anchored
[19:] off Ali Gherbi & landed two
[20:] passengers & 20 packages
[21:] At 10 we went on; Weather
[22:] cloudy still all over;

[23:] At 6,,15 P.m. arrived at Amara
[24:] landed 16 passengers and 66
[25:] Packages, cloudy dark
[26:] night~ we finished the
[pg: 57]
[1:] discharge & hauled out and
[2:] remained for the night being
[3:] partly cloudy;

20 Mond

1897 Decr

[4:] Weather keeps cloudy on some
[5:] parts~ At 4,,30 AM. left
[6:] Amara; hazy overcast Weather
[7:] & light N.W. breeze~ Took
[8:] 13 1/2 passengers;

[9:] Detained at the Elbow &
[10:] below it where a Boat has Sunk
[11:] 3 months ago, from 9,,45 till
[12:] 10,,20~

[13:] At 11,,45 passed Azair,
[14:] Cloudy still all over;

[15:] At 2,,40 P.M. Went Alongside
[16:] at Gorna landed 102 packages
[17:] and 2 passengers~

[18:] At 3,,10 the SS. Baghdad
[19:] left down~

[20:] At 3,,35 We left Gorna,
[21:] Cloudy all over & S. Erly breeze,

[22:] At 4,,10 we passed the
[23:] Baghdad going down;

[24:] There are thunders & lightning
[25:] ahead of us toward Basreh,
[26:] & over us, but upwards to
[27:] the Northern parts it is clear
[28:] & fine~
[pg: 58]

[1:] At 7,,5 we were obliged to Anchor
[2:] it became very dark cloudy
[3:] with thunder & strong lightning
[4:] & a heavy rain came down
[5:] we must be at the bottom of
[6:] Kteban reach; It kept on
[7:] raining for some time & remained
[8:] cloudy & dark.

[9:] At 10 we weighed & proceeded
[10:] the Baghdad had passed down,

[11:] At 11,,20 arrived at Basreh,
[12:] It rained all the night;

21 Tuesd.

[A47_059_01:030]

1897 Decr

[A47_060_05:031]

[A47_060_06:032]

[13:] Light S. Erly breeze, cloudy gloomy
[14:] weather, It rains still with
[15:] short interruption till 8 am,

[16:] We are shipping cargo; &
[17:] taking coal, but are not
[18:] going to leave till tomorrow
[19:] at 8 1/2 it began to rain again
[20:] with dark misty weather;
[21:] the wind also freshened up
[22:] from S. Est;

[23:] Rezooki Sayegh came to
[24:] me, Roofail has returned
[25:] from Gorna about 10 days
[26:] ago; I gave Rezooki the
[27:] 3 Arabic Manuscript
[28:] Books packed & sealed
[pg: 59]
[1:] to post them for Alexander
[2:] Via Bombay to try &
[3:] sell them for me in Paris
[4:] & will also give him the
[5:] 4 lottery of the Rumelian
[6:] Railway which had costed
[7:] me 28 T Liras packed
[8:] & Registered for Alexander
[9:] to sell them there & buy
[10:] instead some of the Paris
[11:] Exhibition lottery for
[12:] 1900 @ 1 Napoleon each,
[13:] the postage will be very
[14:] high on these two packets
[15:] but cannot do otherwise,

[16:] Rufail came at 1 P.M.
[17:] I then went up with him
[18:] to Jeboory Asfar, saw
[19:] his Wife & children and
[20:] his father Who have come
[21:] down in the Khalifah,

[22:] I also gave Jeboory a small
[23:] case of Dates (about 11 cartoons)
[24:] to be sent to Bazin Savon
[25:] at Port Said for their own
[26:] use as a present from
[27:] Me, and the case of
[pg: 60]
[1:] sweetmeats & Dates for
[2:] Alexander to be forwarded
[3:] by Bazin dirrect to Paris
[4:] also a small case of
[5:] Dates for Mr. Joseph
[6:] Kouri a present from me,
[7:] all these 3 cases are to go
[8:] by the Alphonse Parran
[9:] leaving on the 26th Instt;

[10:] I got from Jeboory the
[11:] case of shoes for Eliza
[12:] which she had bought in
[13:] Paris & came out in the
[14:] Alphonse Parran and
[15:] I sent it on board the
[16:] Mejidieh; we remained
[17:] till 6 P.M. the weather
[18:] changed, the wind shifted to
[19:] a sharp & cold N.W.
[20:] & got fine, we went to
[21:] Rufail's place, the ground
[22:] is very muddy & dirty
[23:] weather cold; we dined
[24:] & I slept there~

22 Wed

[A47_061_06:033]

[A47_061_08:034]

1897 Decr

[25:] Modte Cold N.W. Wind
[26:] & fine~ At 8 1/2 AM
[pg: 61]
[1:] I came on board, We
[2:] are shipping cargo;
[3:] I caught a very bad cold
[4:] since this morning~

[5:] Rufail came to me, also
[6:] Ali Beg Saîb the Mudir of
[7:] Tapo & Hassan Effendi
[8:] the Mooday el Umum,
[9:] Rezooki Angoorly etc,

[10:] We finished loading at
[11:] about 1 P.M.~

[12:] Yousif Marine wrote to
[13:] me a letter from Shaebyeh
[14:] and tells me that he wants
[15:] a bill from Jeboory Asfar
[16:] for 200 francs payable
[17:] to Alexander my son
[18:] as a Christmas present
[19:] from him & sends me a
[20:] letter for Jeboory, I sent
[21:] it to him & he sent me
[22:] a Cheque on Asfar frères
[23:] at Marseilles for the 200
[24:] frcs payable to Alexander
[25:] which I will enclose in
[26:] my letter to him;

[27:] The Alphonse Parran
[28:] leaves on the 26th~ The
[29:] mail Str Patna is in
[pg: 62]
[1:] Quarantine~

Basreh to Baghdad [22 DEC 1897 — V047_08_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
255 196,676 14,724 1/2 4,6

[2:] At 3,,40 P.M. we left
[3:] Basreh, ship is deep drawing
[4:] 4.6 Inches;

[5:] At 10,,15 landed 3 passengers
[6:] at Gorna & went on at 3,,20
[7:] Fine clear weather~

23 Thursday Th@ 6.47

[A47_063_02:035]

[8:] At 3,,30 AM. passed Azair
[9:] At 4. dropped anchor and
[10:] at 6,,30 proceeded; Light
[11:] N.W. & fine cold weather

[12:] At 11.30 landed 7½ Passengers
[13:] at Kalat Saleh & went on

[14:] Finished with the passengers
[15:] tickets we have altogether
[16:] 199½ (one in 1st Class the
[17:] Reverend Dr. Sturrock an
[18:] English Missionary Doctor
[19:] coming to replace Dr.
[20:] Sutton who is going to
[21:] England for about 2 years
[22:] and one in 2nd Class free
[25:] by Lynch, Shooker Effendi
[26:] the Mudir of Custum of
[27:] Abool Khassib)
[pg: 63]

[1:] At 5,,10 P.M. arrived
[2:] at Amara landed 24
[3:] passengers, Took in 10 Tons
[4:] of Coal; shipped some Hides
[5:] & wool about 3500 Okes~
[6:] There has been a lot of rain
[7:] fallen here yesterday~

[8:] At 7,,10 P.M. left Amara,
[9:] we anchored at 10 for 1/2 hour
[10:] on account of fog & left again,
[11:] weather got cloudy~

24 Frid

1897 Decr

[A47_064_04:036]

[12:] Light N.W. & Cloudy weather
[13:] all over~

[14:] At 7,,20 AM landed 4
[15:] passengers at Ali Gherbi
[16:] & went on at 7,,25~
[17:] Gave tickets to 32½ Amara
[18:] passengers (one in 1st Class
[19:] a Turk FatHi Effendi)
[20:] S.Erly wind & cloudy~

[21:] At 7 P.M. arrived at Coot
[22:] landed 17½ passengers~
[23:] Took in Coal 8 Tons~
[24:] The river has risen about 3
[25:] feet, but has not got in
[pg: 64]
[1:] the Haî river yet & there is no
[2:] water there not even for a
[3:] Bellem to go in, and Monsr.
[4:] De Sarzec with his wife &
[5:] son who came up in the
[6:] SS. Mossul last time, are
[7:] still living here awaiting
[8:] for the rise to go through
[9:] the Hai to Tello to resume
[10:] his excavation for the French
[11:] Government~

[12:] At 9 P.M. we left Coot, Fine
[13:] clear weather~

25th Saturday Th@ 6.47

[A47_065_01:037]

1897 Decr

[14:] Light N.W., it got little foggy
[15:] & we lost some time in easying
[16:] & stopping~

[17:] At 4,,45 AM had to
[18:] anchor at Bughela a
[19:] thick fog came on~ The
[20:] SS. Mossul & Ressafah are
[21:] here on their way down
[22:] they carry Soldiers to go
[23:] to Kweit as there is a
[24:] disturbance there among
[25:] the Arabs, between the
[26:] followers of the Sheikh of
[pg: 65]
[1:] Kweit Moobarak el Subah
[2:] & his brother's sons, as
[3:] his brother Mahomed was
[4:] Killed by the former 2 years
[5:] ago, the Arabs have split
[6:] in two parts,~

[7:] At 9,,5 fog cleared off
[8:] We proceeded, also the two
[9:] Steamers Mossul & Ressafah
[10:] steamed down~

[11:] Gave tickets to 26 Coot
[12:] passengers~

[13:] At 9,35 passed Memlah
[14:] At 10,,40 passed the S.S.
[15:] Khalifah going down at
[16:] the bottom of Sheresh;

[17:] At 5,30 P.M. passed
[18:] Azizieh~

[19:] As today being Christmas
[20:] Francis Capt Cowley’s Butler
[21:] made a Cake for me, as he
[22:] does every year, for my son
[23:] Alexander, but now he
[24:] is not here to join with us.

[25:] Weather very fine & clear and
[26:] New moon two days old
[pg: 66]

[1:] At 9,,15 P.M. passed Baghdadieh
[2:] Fort; Light N.W. & fine;

26 Sund

[3:] Light N.W. & little cloudy~
[4:] At 6,,50 AM passed Ctesiphon
[5:] River is falling a little~ It
[6:] became fine & clouds cleared
[7:] off~

[8:] At 9,,5 passed Diala
[9:] river~

[10:] At 10,,15 I landed at
[11:] Gherrara & walked in, a
[12:] pleasant fine day & mild
[13:] weather I got home by 11 ½
[14:] saw Eliza she is well,
[15:] many people have called
[16:] on us for the Christmas;

[17:] The Damascus Post has not
[18:] arrived yet since last
[19:] thursday, it is now four
[20:] days overdue, & so have no
[21:] letter from Alexander;
[22:] Visitors & Priests called;

[23:] The Mejidieh arrived at
[24:] 12 AM~

[25:] Henry called on us for an
[26:] hour; I went to visit
[27:] the Assyrian Bishop Aghnatius
[pg: 67]
[1:] but was at church, I
[2:] called on Sister Medula,
[3:] & on Henry saw his wife
[4:] only, came home, Antone
[5:] Marine his wife & children
[6:] called, also Johny & Artin
[7:] & they left at 7 P.M~
[8:] Strong N.W. wind blowing
[9:] all the night~

[10:] Strong N.W. wind, fine &
[11:] Very Cold Weather;~

27 Mond Th@ 6.31

1897 Decr

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[A47_068_17:039]

[12:] At 8 1/2 AM I came on
[13:] board, the SS. Phrat is
[14:] inside discharging; It
[15:] is fearfully cold the wind
[16:] is cutting & blowing hard

[17:] At 10 I went to the Office
[18:] to see Mr. Bottomley for
[19:] some Money for Officer's
[20:] Pay; I then called on Sister
[21:] Eliza & came home at
[22:] 12~ At 1 P.M. Eliza & I
[23:] called on Catterina Yaghchi
[24:] & on Alice & Sister Emilia
[25:] I then went to call on
[pg: 68]
[1:] Eliza Erame & my wife
[2:] went to my Sister Eliza,

[3:] I heard that the Damascus
[4:] Post arrived this afternoon;
[5:] the man that was sent
[6:] out from here to see about
[7:] it found the Postman
[8:] dead in the desert somewhere
[9:] between Hit & Saglawyeh
[10:] on this side of the Euphrates
[11:] and the camel standing
[12:] near the dead man & the
[13:] Mail Bag~

[14:] At 6 1/2 P.M. the Postman
[15:] brought me Alexander's letter
[16:] a registered one, also a letter
[17:] from Nessoory Sayegh; he
[18:] has advanced Alexander
[19:] 500 frcs; Alexander sends
[20:] us lots of Christmas Cards
[21:] for Henry, Louisa, Antone
[22:] Marine, Alice, Johnny
[23:] & Sister Medula~

[24:] Light N.W. & very cold,
[25:] it very bitter & severe;
[pg: 69]

28 Tuesd Th@ 6.26

1897 Decr

[1:] Light N.W. & bitterly cold,
[2:] all the jars pots etc are
[3:] frozen to solid ice, I
[4:] am so shivering from it,
[5:] the Thermor. in my Verandah
[6:] was 26 this morning,

[7:] At 8 1/2 AM I called on Henry
[8:] & read them Alexanders
[9:] letters etc; he has also written
[10:] to Henry; at 10 I came
[11:] on board; the Phrat is still
[12:] inside along the steps;

[13:] At 11 the Mejidieh went inside
[14:] to discharge & the Phrat hauled
[15:] out~ At 12 I went home
[16:] and at 2 1/4 P.M. Came on board
[17:] to pay the Ship's crew their
[18:] wages for this month;

[19:] At 3 1/2 P.M. went on shore
[20:] called on Mons. & Madm. Dallow
[21:] the Jewish School master &
[22:] came home, it is bitterly
[23:] cold, Henry called on us
[24:] also Artin & they left at 7

[25:] Very Cold & fine weather
[26:] I am trembling from it;
[pg: 70]

29 Wedne Th@ 6.26

[1:] Light N.W. & fine very cold
[2:] and the water froze, I feel
[3:] it worse than ever my hands
[4:] & feet are like ice~ At
[5:] 8 1/2 AM I came on board;

[6:] I recieved a letter from
[7:] Monseigneur Altmayer from
[8:] Mossul answering mine
[9:] from Aleppo of the 24th Septr.

[10:] Weather changed a light S.Erly
[11:] breeze is prevailing & became
[12:] cloudy all over~ At
[13:] 10 AM I went home, and
[14:] returned at 2 P.M~
[15:] We shipped some cargo~ At
[16:] 4 1/2 went on shore to Sister
[17:] Medula where Eliza & Terrooza
[18:] wife of Antone Marine were
[19:] there, we then left & went
[20:] to Antone's & spent the evening
[21:] it is very cold, although
[22:] the breeze is S. Est & getting
[23:] cloudy, we left at 7
[24:] Very Cold & I am shivering
[25:] from it~
[pg: 71]

30 Thursd Th@ 6.33

1897

Decr

[1:] Weather cloudy, gloomy &
[2:] a drizzling rain since last
[3:] night; at 8 1/2 AM. I came
[4:] on board; it is still very
[5:] cold the streets are very
[6:] muddy & rain continues,

[7:] I finished Alexander’s letter
[8:] I enclosed Yousif Marine’s
[9:] Cheque for him of 200 frcs,
[10:] on Asfar Marseilles; and
[11:] sent it to the Post & had it
[12:] registered to Paris, I told
[13:] Alexander every thing from the
[14:] 20 Instt up till today~

[15:] Went to breakfast at 11 1/2, raining
[16:] still & streets very muddy
[17:] I returned at 12 1/2 & worked
[18:] hard We got a lot of cargo,
[19:] Weather very wet & rainy
[20:] Many people Persians have
[21:] taken the Cabins,~

[22:] At 5 P.M. I went home,
[23:] I feel the cold very bitterly,
[24:] weather very cloudy & dark
[25:] & the rain begun to come
[26:] down continually~
[pg: 72]

[1:] Weather cloudy & rain
[2:] continue all the night;

31

[3:] At 5 am I came on
[4:] board, the streets swampy
[5:] & muddy~

Baghdad to Basreh [31 DEC 1897 — V047_09_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
298 ½ 75,173 25,641 3,7

1898

Jany

[6:] Very cloudy gloomy overcast
[7:] weather, rain ceased~

[8:] At 6,,30 am we proceeded
[9:] light N.W. breeze~

[10:] At 7,, we took our Pilot
[11:] Mahmood from Kerradah
[12:] & went on at 7,,5~ It begun
[13:] to rain with a fresh N.W wind

[14:] Detained from 8 till 8,,40
[15:] at Gherrara for the Bridge to
[16:] be opened; awfully cold
[17:] N.W. Wind & cloudy still;

[18:] At 9,,20 passed Diala,
[19:] awfully cold wind blowing,
[20:] I cannot write, my hand are
[21:] nearly frozen~

[22:] At 10,,45 passed Ctesiphon,
[23:] bitterly cold & very cloudy

[24:] I finished with the passengers
[pg: 73]

[1:] Tickets~ We have altogether
[2:] 254 (6 1/2 Persians in 1st Class
[3:] in 3 Cabins, H. Assad Khan,
[4:] & friends, and 4 Indians in
[5:] The 2nd C. Cabin)

[6:] At about 3 P.M. Clouds begun
[7:] to break off a little & got a
[8:] little sunshine; weather
[9:] is getting fine~

[10:] At 3,,55 passed Baghdadieh
[11:] it is still as cold as ice
[12:] the wind is so cold & cutting

[13:] Weather again became cloudy
[14:] all over~

[15:] At 6,,5 P.M.passed Azizieh
[16:] at 6,,25 passed the Khalifah
[17:] at Brenij, we gave her three
[18:] cheers in the whistle for
[19:] the New Year;

[20:] At 7.50 we anchored at
[21:] Toweel; it is bitterly cold
[22:] and with some clouds~
[23:] The wind blew throughout the
[24:] night a S. Easter, I could
[25:] not get warm in bed
[pg: 74]

1st Satur Th@ 6.36

Snowing

[A47_074_14:040]

[A47_075_04:041]

* at 7¼ the SS. Baghdad passed up~

[1:] It begun to Snow after
[2:] midnight, a phenomena
[3:] for this part of the world &
[4:] a great rarity, I never saw
[5:] it like this but once some
[6:] 25 years ago; The whole
[7:] desert, banks of the river and
[8:] brush wood are covered with
[9:] it so white & picturesque,
[10:] The weather is cloudy all
[11:] over or thick fog hanging

[12:] At 6,,10 am we left Toweel,
[13:] all along the banks the
[14:] snow is covered, the clouds
[15:] are clearing off, the breeze
[16:] is from South East~

[17:] At 9,,45 passed Memlah
[18:] at 10 landed a passenger at
[19:] Bughela & went on at 10,,5,
[20:] Clouds again came on & covered
[21:] all over;

[22:] At 2,,20 P.M. arrived at Coot
[23:] landed 33½ passengers and
[24:] 59 Packages; weather cleared
[25:] off & have sunshine now

[26:] Here also a heavy fall of
[27:] snow took place this
[pg: 75]
[1:] morning at about 3 am
[2:] & it melted during the day
[3:] the ground is very wet;
[4:] Mons de Sarzec & his wife
[5:] & son are still here, they have
[6:] not gone to Tellò~

[7:] At 3,,40 we left Coot,
[8:] fine weather & breeze still
[9:] from S. East~ Took 7
[10:] passengers (one in 1st class
[11:] the Clerk of Hotz & co, Debono)

[12:] At 7,,50 anchored at Sheikh
[13:] Saad & landed 13 packages
[14:] and took 12 passengers for
[15:] Amara, weather very fine
[16:] and awfully cold~

2d Sund Th @ 6.32

1898

Jany

[17:] Light N.W & fine weather
[18:] at 6 AM left Sheikh Saad,
[19:] Terribly cold freezing and
[20:] frost on the banks~*

[21:] At 8 passed the S.S. Ressafah
[22:] going up, having very few
[23:] passengers about a dozen,

[24:] The Lohristan Mountains
[25:] are all covered with snow;

[26:] At 9,,20 anchored off Ali
[27:] Gherbi and landed [illegible]
[pg: 76]
[1:] and 32 packages, Took 3
[2:] passengers and left at 9,,50
[3:] Awfully cold & sharp wind
[4:] I never felt so cold before
[5:] than what I have had in
[6:] these cold days, the Thermor.
[7:] in my cabin now stands
[8:] at 45˚ & everything closed;

[9:] At 5,45 P.M. arrived at
[10:] Amara landed 45½ passengers
[11:] and 79 packages;~ Here
[12:] too they have had some snow
[13:] yesterday & the cold is just as
[14:] severe~ We took 4 Tons of
[15:] Coal~

[16:] At 7,,45 left Amara
[17:] it is still bitterly cold & I am
[18:] shivering from it;~ Fine clear
[19:] weather and moon 10 days
[20:] old~

[21:] At 11 anchored above
[22:] Kalat Saleh; very cold & sharp
[23:] N.W breeze all the night~

3rd Monday Th @ 6.35

[24:] Light N.W & bitterly cold,

[25:] At 6,,5 am proceeded, gave
[26:] tickets to 22½ Amara passengers,

[27:] Detained at the Elbow from
[28:] 7,,50 till 8,,15~
[pg: 77]
[1:] At 8,,20 passed the S.S.
[2:] Mossul bound up~

[3:] At 9,,40 passed Azair
[4:] At 0,,35 P.M. anchored alongside
[5:] at Gorna & landed 65 Packages
[6:] & 2 passengers,

[7:] At 1 proceeded; the cold
[8:] is still cutting the wind is so
[9:] cold~

[10:] At 5,,15 P.M. arrived at
[11:] Basreh; fine, clear & cold
[12:] weather; I did not go to Rufail
[13:] as it is too cold to get up in
[14:] the Belem, There is only one
[15:] Steamer here consigned to
[16:] Gray Mackenzie & Co the "Fresco"
[17:] having brought out large cargo
[18:] for our Steamers & is leaving
[19:] tomorrow for Bombay to load
[20:] there~ We coaled ship at
[21:] night & took some cargo~

4 Tuesd

1898

Jany

Draft: 4,,9

[22:] Light N.W air & cloudy
[23:] gloomy weather~ We
[24:] shipping & discharging cargo,
[25:] Rezooki Sayegh called on me,

[26:] I wrote a letter to Alexander
[27:] in English of today's date to
[28:] be sent via Bombay
[pg: 78]
[1:] I enclosed him the duplicate
[2:] Cheque for 200 frcs which
[3:] his Uncle Yousif Marine sends
[4:] him as a Christmas present
[5:] also a copy of the letter which
[6:] Monseigneur Altmayer wrote
[7:] to me from Mossul~

[8:] The mail St. Assyria is in
[9:] Quarantine leaving on the 6th.

[10:] It cleared up about 11 AM
[11:] & became fine;~ The cold
[12:] keeps severe yet, I am feeling
[13:] it terribly I never felt it so in
[14:] my life as I did in these cold
[15:] days~

[16:] Yousif Marine & Rufail
[17:] came to me as well as Rezooki
[18:] Angoorly, Nessoory Andrea &
[19:] Rezooki Sayegh to whom I
[20:] gave Alexander's letter to be
[21:] posted~
[pg: 79]

Basreh to Baghdad [4 JAN 1898 — V047_10_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
136 ½ 220,646 9,637 ¼ 4,9

[A47_079_23:042]

[1:] At 7,30 we got underway
[2:] from Basure, light N.W & fine
[3:] cold weather, moon 12 day
[4:] old, Ship is drawing 4 feet 8,

[5:] Weather keeps very cold
[6:] still,~

[7:] The troops which came
[8:] down last time in the Mossul
[9:] & Ressafah 1200 men are
[10:] encamped on the opposite side
[11:] of the river at Lebany, and it
[12:] is probable that they will not
[13:] be sent down the Gulf to Kweit
[14:] & Katif as the Sheikh of Kater
[15:] Jassim el Thani has forwarded
[16:] to the Turkish Government
[17:] his submission~

5th Wedn The @ 6,36

1898

Jany

[18:] At 1,,20 AM landed one
[19:] passenger at Gorna & took
[20:] one & went on~

[21:] At 6 passed Azair~
[22:] Weather became foggy like
[23:] clouds up above, it is bitterly
[24:] cold, it icreased all oround
[25:] us enveloped with the fog,

[26:] Finished with the passengers
[pg: 80]
[1:] tickets~ We have in all
[2:] 96 (2 in 2nd Class; Nessoory the
[3:] son of Ilo & his sister, & one in
[4:] 1st Class the Clerk of Kassim
[5:] Khedery paying 2nd Class)

[6:] At 0,,45 landed 2 passengers
[7:] at Kalat Saleh;

[8:] At 5,,55 P.M. arrived at
[9:] Amara landed 15 passengers
[10:] and 2 Bales of through Baghdad
[11:] Cargo; Took in 10 Tons of Coal;
[12:] Shipped cargo (210 Tins Ghee
[13:] & 35 packages Skins etc)

[14:] At 8,,25 P.M. left Amara,
[15:] weather became cloudy
[16:] all over like fog;

6 Thursd The @ 6.42

[17:] S. Ely breeze, cloudy all over
[18:] Gloomy weather and raining
[19:] since midnight, the banks
[20:] are all wet

[21:] Gave tickets to 18½ Amara passengers

[22:] At 8,,30 stopped at
[23:] Ali Gherbi & took 5 passengers
[24:] and went on at 8,45~

[25:] It kept on having raining drizzly
[26:] nearly the whole day, weather
[27:] very cloudy & gloomy dark
[pg: 81]
[1:] with wind getting strong
[2:] by 3 P.M from the S. East,

[3:] It begun to rain again at, 4 P.M,
[4:] & kept it till night; it is awfully
[5:] wet, all the ship is so saturated
[6:] with water, the weather is very
[7:] cloudy & overcast, if it had not
[8:] been for the moon, we could
[9:] not have gone on~

[10:] at 8,,50 P.M. arrived at
[11:] Coot still raining; S. Est wind
[12:] landed 9 passengers, Took
[13:] 19 Tons of Coal; Mons De Sarzec
[14:] sent to tell me that he wants to
[15:] to go up to Baghdad being ill
[16:] & if there is a Cabin for him;
[17:] he came only himself to go
[18:] up; his wife & son remain
[19:] at Coot;

[20:] At 11,,25 we left Coot,
[21:] Cloudy gloomy weather;

[22:] Light S. Ely Cloudy gloomy
[23:] overcast weather~

7 Frid Th @ 6,51

1898

Jany

[24:] At 7,,30 am 7,,30 passed Memlah
[25:] Gave tickets to 17 Coot passengers
[26:] (2 in 1st Class Mons De Sarzec
[27:] and a Turkish Officer Husny
[pg: 82]
[2:] Effendi)~ Raining drizzly
[3:] all the time & very wet, this
[4:] is a very long & heavy rain
[5:] which kept it since the night
[6:] before last~

[7:] The S.S Phrat was at Coot
[8:] last night when we were there
[9:] she has also Troops about
[10:] 400 taking down to Basreh,

[11:] At 10,,25 passed the
[12:] S.S. Mossul & Barge going up
[13:] at Sheresh~ Weather getting
[14:] foggy on the surface of the river
[15:] so thick that the banks can
[16:] scarcely be seen, no wind
[17:] to drive it away;

[18:] At 10,,45 it became so
[19:] thick the fog that nothing
[20:] could be seen at all and
[21:] we kept along the bank;

[22:] At 2 P.M. the fog lifted up
[23:] & a modte cold N.W breeze
[24:] blew, but it remained very cloudy
[25:] & dark~

[26:] At 4,,5 P.M. passed Azizieh
[27:] a heavy shower fell for few
[28:] minutes clouds are breaking
[29:] up a little on the North
[30:] & Eastern hemispheres,
[pg: 83]

[1:] The river has risen about
[2:] 3 feet since we came down;

[3:] At 6½ it begun to rain
[4:] & weather got very cloudy
[5:] & gloomy;

[6:] At 8 P.M. passed Baghdadieh

8th Satur The @ 6.40 Noon 38

1898

Jany

[A47_085_09:043]

[7:] Light N.W cloudy all over
[8:] & overcast~ at 5,,15 am
[9:] we anchored below Hudeitha
[10:] At 7,,30 proceeded still foggy

[11:] At 7,,45 passed the S.S.
[12:] Khalifah at anchor at
[13:] Hudeitha on account of
[14:] fog; at 8,,50 we also
[15:] anchored at Ctesiphon; The
[16:] Khalifah is close astern of us;
[17:] cold & chilly with modte N.W
[18:] wind & thick fog~

[19:] At 8,50 it got little better we
[20:] proceeded from Ctesiphon;

[21:] Detained at Jaffer in crossing
[22:] to the East bank from 10,,15
[23:] to 10,,30; still foggy and
[24:] cloudy;~ it became awfully
[25:] cold from 10 am the Thermometer
[pg: 84]
[1:] went down to 38° by noon
[2:] & keeps foggy & misty a very
[3:] exceptional weather, we have
[4:] had no sunshine for the last
[5:] three days;

[6:] At 12 passed Diala river
[7:] At 1,,20 P.M. landed a
[8:] Deckman at Gherrarah;

[9:] Weather getting fine and
[10:] the the fog clearing off,

[11:] At 3,,30 landed mails at
[12:] the Residency & went up to the
[13:] Custum House, the SS. Phrat
[14:] & Baghdad are inside; I
[15:] went home the streets are most
[16:] fealthy & muddy I never saw them
[17:] in such a state; I saw Eliza
[18:] she is well; found letters for
[19:] me from Alexander, the
[20:] Bishop Bassil of Damascus
[21:] & Nessoury Sayegh, all arrived
[22:] on Sunday the 2nd Instt;~

[23:] Weather has been here very
[24:] severe cold, snow and
[25:] rain, fogs & dampness such
[26:] as has not been seen for
[27:] a century~
[pg: 85]

9' Sund

1898

Jany

[A47_086_09:044]

[A47_087_18:045]

[1:] Light N.W. & foggy, it cleared off
[2:] at 8 AM. The Mossul arrived
[3:] at 4 ½ AM. I went to the
[4:] Latin Church; I called to see
[5:] and congratulate the Superior
[6:] Père Marie Joseph whose
[7:] Celebration of his 40th Anniversary
[8:] Year in Baghdad took place
[9:] on 6th Instt with great ceremony
[10:] & the French Vice Consul
[11:] Mons Ronet had written &
[12:] obtained for him the Palmes
[13:] d’Officier d’Académie from
[14:] the french Government~
[15:] I also visited Habib Chiha,
[16:] Asfars, Antone Marine,
[17:] Sister Medula & came
[18:] home at 12;

[19:] Today is the Coronation
[20:] day (16th of Shaban) of the
[21:] Sultan Abdulhamid,
[22:] All the Consuls etc paid
[23:] Official Visits to the Waly
[24:] Atta Allah Pasha &
[25:] the Commander in Chief
[26:] Rejeb Pasha etc etc
[pg: 86]
[1:] Johny & his son Antone remained
[2:] & breakfasted with us, while
[3:] we were at Table, the Postman
[4:] came bringing me Alexander’s
[5:] letter of the 17 Decr which
[6:] arrived today (3 days later
[7:] it was due on Thursday) I
[8:] also received a letter from
[9:] Effie my niece from Cairo
[10:] (Mrs. Boucherot) and a
[11:] Christmas Card from Colonel
[12:] & Mrs. Mockler from London,
[13:] Alexander complains much
[14:] at the way his mother spoke
[15:] to me about him, he is touched
[16:] very much, of what I related
[17:] to him in my letter of the 18
[18:] Novr,~

[19:] Called on Eassayis with
[20:] Johny & then went to his
[21:] house saw Sister Eliza,
[22:] & also on Alice & Emilia
[23:] & I came home at 5 P.M
[24:] the streets are very muddy,
[25:] the weather keeps very
[26:] cloudy misty & no sun
[27:] at all, every thing is wet
[pg: 87]
[1:] the house & rooms are very
[2:] wet, we have never seen
[3:] such a weather yet in
[4:] Baghdad, it is like Europe;

10' Mond The @ 6.32

1898 Jany

[5:] Very light air & cold
[6:] weather, foggy & misty,
[7:] at 8 ½ AM I called on Menusha
[8:] Henry’s wife, & then came
[9:] on board, sent money to
[10:] the Office; while on board
[11:] Eliza sent to tell me that
[12:] a telegram has just come
[13:] from Alexander Paris &
[14:] wants to come home quick,
[15:] I went at 11 AM & found
[16:] this telegram dated the
[17:] 7th Instt.

[18:] Svoboda Baghdad
[19:] Obtenu Situation dette
[20:] Publique Caire départ
[21:] necessaire 25 Janvier
[22:] repondez~

[23:] I was astonished to see
[24:] such a message, how
[25:] could I possibly let him
[pg: 88]
[1:] accept such a situation
[2:] without first knowing
[3:] on what condition & how
[4:] & who has asked him, or if
[5:] he has been applying for
[6:] it; We made up our mind
[7:] to send him this reply

[8:] Svoboda
[9:] 22 Rue Duroc, Paris
[10:] Attendons maniere,
[11:] propositions poste,
[12:] Déféréz moment~

[13:] But the servant came
[14:] back to say that the line
[15:] is interrupted~ Antone Marine
[16:] & Artin my nephew came
[17:] in the evening, their opinion
[18:] was that this situation for
[19:] Alexander is a beneficial
[20:] one & should let him accept
[21:] it, but my telegram is
[22:] good & better to receive
[23:] first all particulars by
[24:] letter;~

[25:] Very cloudy & misty all
[26:] the time, it wont clear up
[pg: 89]
[1:] & very cold too~

11th Tuesd

1898 Jany

[2:] Calm & thick fog and
[3:] mist, very dampy~
[4:] At 8 ½ AM called on Sister
[5:] Medula & then came on
[6:] board, we are still outside
[7:] the Baghdad is now gone
[8:] inside~ I sent my
[9:] telegram to Alexander
[10:] of 12 words & paid 7 frcs,
[11:] but the line is not working
[12:] perhaps tomorrow or
[13:] later, but it was left
[14:] with them~

[15:] I went home at 11, weather
[16:] keeps very cloudy & foggy
[17:] the whole day & it is very wet
[18:] & chilly~ At 2 P.M. Sister Medula
[19:] Menusha her daughter Louisa came
[20:] to us, also Alice with my
[21:] nieces Terrooza & Regina the
[22:] daughters of Sister Eliza,
[23:] also Michail Yaghchi called
[24:] & stayed till 5 P.M~

[25:] Very cloudy still we have
[pg: 90]
[1:] had no sun for the last
[2:] week or so~

[3:] The SS. Ressafah left at 10 AM

12th Wedne The @ 6.34, Noon 43

[4:] Light N.W. & foggy, the fog
[5:] is passing on & the sun
[6:] come out for few minutes
[7:] & it again became thick,

[8:] At 8 ½ AM I came
[9:] on board; the Mejidieh
[10:] is inside discharging;

[11:] At 11 I went home, weather
[12:] Keeps very cloudy & overcast
[13:] no sun & is very cold,

[14:] I called on Yacoob Pahlawan’s
[15:] family & at 2 P.M. Came
[16:] on board; We are shipping
[17:] & discharging cargo;
[18:] At 4 ½ P.M went home it is
[19:] raining drizzly for ½ hour;
[20:] At 7 it cleared off & became
[21:] fine~

13th Thursd The @ 6.32

[22:] Light N.W. & fine clear weather,
[23:] the first day we have seen
[24:] the sun & very cold~

[25:] At 8 ½ AM I came on
[26:] board, The S.S. Baghdad
[27:] left at about 7 ½ AM
[pg: 91]

[1:] I finished Alexander's letter
[2:] for today's post & enclosed for
[3:] him copies of N. Sayegh's letter
[4:] & mine to him~ I also
[5:] wrote to Miss Tanner from
[6:] my wifes part, & N. Sayegh's
[7:] letter~

[8:] At 11½ went to breakfast
[9:] & returned at 1 P.M; I sent the
[10:] letters to the Post Office & got the
[11:] one for Alexander registered,

[12:] We finished at 4½ P.M.
[13:] I went home~ Weather getting
[14:] cloudy a little~

14 Frid Th@ 6.37

1898 Jany

[15:] Light air & cloudy weather
[16:] At 5½ AM I came on board
[17:] and learnt that the Steamer
[18:] will not leave till 9 AM.
[19:] on account of 7 Bundles of
[20:] Wool belonging to Lynch
[21:] which were shipped for
[22:] Amara last evening &
[23:] no pass had been taken from
[24:] the Custum House by Lynch's
[25:] man & they were taken on
[26:] shore, these bundles of wool
[27:] are to be pressed at Amara
[pg: 92]
[1:] in Lynch's Press by Tom
[2:] Tartt, Jejo Moorad and
[3:] the Blacksmith Rezooki
[4:] Georgis who are going down
[5:] with us to taste the Press,
[6:] by order from Lynch in
[7:] London, & we are to await
[8:] until the Custum House
[9:] people come to let us have
[10:] them; I went back home,
[11:] took Tea with Eliza and
[12:] came back at 8, cloudy
[13:] all over gloomy & foggy;

[14:] We could not get the 9 Bundles
[15:] of wool, the Custum House head
[16:] Clerk would not come because
[17:] it is friday so we leave without
[18:] them~

Baghdad to Basreh [14 JAN 1898 — V047_11_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
138 119,461 19,289 ¼ 3.10

[A47_093_01:046]

[A47_093_19:047]

1898 Jany

[A47_094_15:048]

[19:] At 10,,10 AM we left Baghdad
[20:] clouds breaking up and
[21:] getting fine a little N.W.
[22:] breeze; ship is light 3 feet 2

[23:] Weather cleared up by 10 &
[24:] became fine~
[pg: 93]

[1:] Gave tickets to the Passengers
[2:] We have altogether 113½
[3:] (6 in 1st Class; 3 Persians in
[4:] one large Cabin; Mons De Sarzec
[5:] returning to Coot, Mr. Ricky
[6:] an English Merchant of
[7:] Manchester who had come up
[8:] in the Afghanistan, and Tom
[9:] Tartt returning to Basreh
[10:] but will land at Amara,
[11:] and one in 2nd Class free
[12:] Khalaf Agha Mamoor of the
[13:] Custum House) we have also
[14:] two men from Lynch's Office
[15:] Jejo ibn Moorad & Rezooki
[16:] Georgis to Amara;

[17:] At 0,,15 P.M. passed Diala
[18:] At 0,,45 we rounded and
[19:] went alongside the bank
[20:] below Jaffer on West bank
[21:] to ship 1100 Bags of mash
[22:] of Eassa Khdery to Basreh
[23:] @ 5 GSP. per Bag of 80 Okes
[24:] At 3,,35 P.M. we finished
[25:] taking in the Mash having
[26:] shipped only 850 Bags~ We
[27:] left Jaffer & proceeded;

[28:] At 4,,35 passed Ctesiphon
[pg: 94]

[1:] At 7,,10 P.M. we anchored
[2:] at Ledje reach; fine clear
[3:] night & light N.W. breeze;

15 Satur The @ 6.41

[A47_095_01:049]

* has since been increased to 150 from 1st Instant by Mr. Bottomley~

[4:] Light N.W. & very thick fog,
[5:] At 9,,10 fog cleared off, we
[6:] proceeded from Ledje;

[7:] (We have 18 persons free
[8:] in all, 10 men working for Amara
[9:] with Jejo Moorad & Rezooki &
[10:] others for Coot & Basreh by
[11:] S Lynch & co)~

[12:] At 12 AM passed Baghdadieh
[13:] Fort; fine clear weather,

[14:] At 1,,50 P.M. met the Khalifah
[15:] coming up at Raddat,
[16:] We stopped & sent 2 passengers
[17:] who wanted to return to
[18:] Baghdad the Mamoor Khalaf
[19:] Agha with free 2nd Class
[20:] ticket & his man; I sent
[21:] a letter to Henry, we went
[22:] on at 1,,50~

[23:] At 2,,10 PM. landed two
[24:] passengers at Azizieh;
[25:] went on at 2,,15,
[pg: 95]

[1:] My Assistant Clerk
[2:] Metty Yacoob, who was
[3:] put in my place during
[4:] my 6 months absence to
[5:] Europe, with an increase of
[6:] pay of 50 Beshlics per month
[7:] making his pay to 180 Besh.
[8:] and 90 Besh per month as
[9:] messing money, and after
[10:] my arrival to Baghdad, my
[11:] brother Henry had taken
[12:] leave of 2 months to go to
[13:] Hwedir, Metty was also
[14:] put in his place with the
[15:] same pay, until this trip
[16:] when Henry has gone back
[17:] to his ship, and Metty
[18:] returned to his place on
[19:] board here, drawing his
[20:] former pay of 130 Besh.
[21:] only per month~*

[22:] At 7,,15 passed Memlah
[23:] At 7,,55 anchored at Hamrayah
[24:] weather getting cloudy with
[25:] light S. Erly breeze;

16 Sund.

1898 Jany

[A47_096_21:050]

[26:] Light S. Erly breeze, very cloudy
[27:] gloomy and raining drizzly
[pg: 96]

[1:] At 6,,20 AM we left Hamraya
[2:] Weather very cloudy & overcast

[3:] At 8,,30 grounded at the
[4:] bottom of Um el Ajaj, took an
[5:] anchor out & hove off and
[6:] went on at 9;~ Weather
[7:] rainy & cloudy~

[8:] At 11,,35 arrived at Coot,
[9:] landed 23½ passengers (Mons.
[10:] De Sarzec in 1st Class Cabin) and
[11:] 95 packages; They have had
[12:] lots of rain here the ground is
[13:] very muddy~

[14:] At 1,,30 P.M. left Coot,
[15:] took 6 passengers~

[16:] At 4,,30 passed the Phrat
[17:] & Barge in tow bound up;
[18:] Very cloudy misty & gloomy
[19:] weather;

[20:] At 5,,50 we anchored at
[21:] Aboo Dood (below Sheikh Saad)
[22:] for the night, still daylight but
[23:] cloudy all over~ At 8 P.M.
[24:] it cleared up & became very
[25:] fine~

17 Mond The @ 6.39

[26:] Light N.W. & fine clear
[27:] Weather & sunshine~
[pg: 97]

[1:] At 9,,20 landed Eleven
[2:] packages at Ali Gherbi and
[3:] went on at 9.35~

[4:] At 5,,35 P.M. arrived at
[5:] Amara landed 24 passengers
[6:] and 31 packages; also 14
[7:] men of Lynch's (Mr. Tom
[8:] Tartt, Jejo Moorad, Rezooki
[9:] Georgis & 10 men to try the
[10:] Wool Press & return with
[11:] us~

[12:] At 7,,20 we left
[13:] Amara, fine clear weather,
[14:] and very cold~

[15:] At 10,,45 anchored above
[16:] Kalat Saleh~

18 Tuesd The @ 6 32

1898 Jany

[17:] Light N.W. & fine very cold,
[18:] freezing, At 6,,20 AM we
[19:] proceeded, the banks are
[20:] covered with frost & bitterly
[21:] cold~ The SS. Baghdad and
[22:] Barge are ahead of us going
[23:] down~ At 7¼ we passed
[24:] her~ Gave tickets to 18½ Amara
[pg: 98]
[1:] passengers

[2:] At 9,,40 passed Azair;
[3:] I have made a fire in my Cabin
[4:] in a small Iron mankal which
[5:] I bought in Baghdad, this is the
[6:] first time I have ever had fire
[7:] in my Cabin, the Thermometer
[8:] went up from 45 to 62˚~

[9:] At 0.25 P.M landed 24 Packages
[10:] and 2 passengers at Gorna,
[11:] went on at 1 P.M;~

[12:] At 3,,50 passed the SS.
[13:] Ressafah & Barge going
[14:] up at Kteban;

[15:] At 4,,50 arrived at Basreh
[16:] no steamers are here; The
[17:] mail Str Simla and the
[18:] Persian Str King Arthur are in
[19:] the Quarantine~ I went
[20:] up in Rufail's Belem called
[21:] on Jeboory Asfar for an hour,
[22:] there was his father Hannosh
[23:] & Naoom Loca & then went
[24:] up to Rufail's house where
[25:] Yousif Marine was there,

[26:] on our arrival at Basreh
[27:] I received a telegram sent
[pg: 99]
[1:] to me from Lynch Brothers’
[2:] Office, it is from my son
[3:] Alexander an answer to
[4:] my telegram I had sent
[5:] him on the 10th Instt; this was
[6:] transmitted to me from
[7:] Baghdad; it says~

[8:] “Différé Moment Fin
[9:] Fevrier~"

[10:] All here advise me to let him
[11:] go after I receive the full
[12:] particulars of this situation
[13:] in Cairo if advantageous;

[14:] I was so restless all the
[15:] night thinking about Alexanders
[16:] project of wishing to go to
[17:] Cairo~

19 Wedn

1898 Jany

[A47_100_03:051]

[18:] Light N.W. & fine cold morning
[19:] At 8 AM I came down to
[20:] the Mejidieh; We are discharging
[21:] and loading ship;

[22:] The SS. Baghdad arrived last
[23:] night at about 7 P.M~

[24:] The weather has not been
[25:] so cold here throughout the day
[pg: 100]

[1:] The Turkish man of aur arrived
[2:] Yesterday from Katif bringing
[3:] back the Nakib Seyd Rejeb
[4:] Effendi who had gone down
[5:] to settle the disturbance between
[6:] Jassem el Thany & the Sheikh
[7:] of Kwet; the Turkish Troops
[8:] of about 1200 are still encamped
[9:] here on the opposite side at
[10:] Lebany waiting for Orders;

[11:] Rufail, Rezooki Angoorly,
[12:] Nessoory Andrea & Rezooki
[13:] Sayegh came to me & stayed
[14:] till sunset~

[15:] At 7 P.M. we finished loading
[16:] Cargo~

Basreh to Baghdad [20 JAN 1898 — V047_12_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
238 261,148 14,533 ¾ 5,,1

[18:] At 7.35 P.M got underway
[19:] & proceeded; fine clear weather,
[20:] Ship is very deep, drawing
[21:] 5 feet of water;

20 Thursd The @ 6.41

[A47_101_20:052]

[A47_101_24:053]

1898 Jany

[22:] At 1,,50 AM. landed one
[23:] passenger at Gorna~
[pg: 101]

[1:] At 7 passed Azair~
[2:] Modte N.W. & fine clear weather

[3:] Finished with the passengers
[4:] Tickets;~ The river has risen
[5:] here about~

[6:] At 1 P.M. landed 2 passengers
[7:] At Kalat Saleh & took 2
[8:] & went on at 1,,5~

[9:] We have altogether 157½
[10:] passengers (4 in 1st Class
[11:] the Hejjyeh Khejjeh Khan widow
[12:] of Shekh Jaber of Mahomerah
[13:] & her companion also the
[14:] widow of Sheihk Jaber, being
[15:] the daughter of Aziz Agha, who
[16:] went down with us on 2 Decr;
[17:] Also Mr. Cree the Clerk of Blockey
[18:] returning as he had gone down
[19:] in the Khalifah, and Mr. Mayle
[20:] Clerk of Muir Tweedie or the
[21:] Persian Gulf Trading Copy both
[22:] these are paying deck
[23:] fare & occupy 2 Cabins in
[24:] 1st Class; & 3 Indians in
[25:] 2nd Class)~

[26:] At 6,,45 P.M. arrived at
[27:] Amara landed 19 1/2 passengers
[28:] and 6 packages (2 Bales
[pg: 102]
[1:] of through Bombay cargo)~

[2:] We took in 10 Tons of Coal;

[3:] At 9 P.M. left Amara
[4:] fine weather;~

21 Frid Th @ 6.37

[A47_103_09:054]

1898 Jany

[A47_104_10:055]

[5:] Light N.W. breeze & very fine
[6:] cold weather & frosty~

[7:] Gave tickets to 3 Amara
[8:] passengers~ (Mr. Tom Tartt,
[9:] Jejo Moorad & 5 workmen
[10:] returning with us also)~

[11:] An old Indian woman
[12:] died last night on board

[13:] At 10,,20 AM landed one
[14:] passenger and the dead body
[15:] at Ali Gherbi & went on
[16:] at 10,,30~

[17:] Air shifted to a light S. Erly,

[18:] At 1,,15 P.M. passed
[19:] the S.S. Mossul & Barge going
[20:] down, having some Troops
[21:] and field Guns on board,

[22:] At 3,,30 P.M. we grounded
[23:] At Aboo Dood, had to heave
[24:] her off with a bower Anchor
[25:] and left at 4,,30~

[26:] At 5,,5 landed 3 passengers
[pg: 103]
[1:] at Sheikh Saad & went
[2:] on at 5,,10~

[3:] Light N.W. or Calm and
[4:] fine weather;

[5:] At 6,,40 we passed the SS.
[6:] Khalifah going down, I
[7:] have all the letters & Papers for
[8:] her, which I was leaving at
[9:] Amara last night, if it had
[10:] not been for AbdulKadur
[11:] Khdery who told me that she
[12:] will leave this morning as
[13:] a telegram had come from
[14:] the Mushir Pasha to the
[15:] Agent of the Senyeh saying so,

[16:] I knew at Basreh that
[17:] our time of departure from
[18:] Baghdad had been altered in
[19:] future to be every thursday
[20:] & must arrive at Basreh on
[21:] Saturday so as to catch the
[22:] Mail leaving on Sunday
[23:] for Bombay & has to await
[24:] for the arrival of the mail on
[25:] Tuesday & bring it up, that
[26:] is What Colonel Lock
[27:] had telegraphed down
[pg: 104]
[1:] and I read it~

[2:] At 11.15 P.M. passed
[3:] the SS. Ressafah & Barge
[4:] going up~

22 Satur The @ 6.31

[A47_104_16:056]

[A47_105_05:057]

1898 Jany

[5:] At 0,,45 AM arrived at Coot
[6:] landed 13 passengers; Took
[7:] 15 Tons of Coal; many people
[8:] came wanting Cabins,
[9:] The German traveller Professor
[10:] Dr. Sachau, the friend
[11:] of Mr. Richarz returning from
[12:] Babylon via Shetra, and
[13:] Capt Cowley gave him the Cabin
[14:] which Francis the Butler
[15:] now occupies, also Khorshid
[16:] Effendi the Ex KaimaKam
[17:] Of Shetra & his family &
[18:] an other Turkish Officer
[19:] have occupied the Quarter
[20:] Deck Aft~

[21:] The Ressafah arrived at about
[22:] 2 AM,

[23:] At 4.20 AM left Coot,
[24:] a very cold morning freezing
[25:] on the decks but the wind
[26:] is very light~

[27:] Gave tickets to 47 1/2 Coot
[28:] passengers (one in 1st Class
[pg: 105]
[1:] Professor Dr. Sachau
[2:] the German traveller & 5 followers
[3:] Zaptyes & Kawass & servants)
[4:] Khorshid Effendi & four
[5:] Women & Dr. Sarkis in the
[6:] Turkish Service are aft on
[7:] the quarter Deck with screens
[8:] rigged up for them paying
[9:] @ 1 1/2 Deck passage~

[10:] At 9.30 were detained
[11:] At Umel Ajaj in shoal water
[12:] could not pass, & while
[13:] there the big boat got a
[14:] hole knocked out in
[15:] her bottom by the rudder;
[16:] and begun to fill in; We repaired
[17:] her after anchoring & finished
[18:] by 11 ½; and tryed to get
[19:] over the Shoal, we went
[20:] alongside the West bank and
[21:] hauled the Launch out on
[22:] the bank to be repaired;

[23:] At 3 P.M. the S.S. Ressafah
[24:] came up and passed without
[25:] stopping taking close along
[26:] the Eastern bank~

[27:] At 5,,30 we finished and
[pg: 106]
[1:] proceeded from Umel Ajaj~

[2:] Very cold & fine weather

23 Sund The @ 6.37

[3:] Light N.W. & fine Cold weather,
[4:] At 4 AM passed the Ressafah
[5:] on her way up~

[6:] At 8 passed Azizieh Village
[7:] River is falling;

[8:] At 0.20 P.M. passed Baghdadieh
[9:] Fort, very calm weather;

[10:] River is falling, about
[11:] 2 feet;.

[12:] I saw new moon this
[13:] evening but it is new moon
[14:] yesterday by the Almanack;
[15:] Tomorrow is the fȋrst of
[16:] Ramazan the fasting month

[17:] A light S. Erly breeze came on
[18:] at sunset & begun to get Cloudy,

[19:] At 6,,30 we landed the Shoal
[20:] at Ledj & Could not pass, so
[21:] we anchored & sent to sound,

[22:] At 7.40 proceeded; it is
[23:] getting cloudy;
[pg: 107]

24 Mond Th@ 6.39

1898

Jany

[A47_108_04:058]

[A47_108_06:059]

[A47_108_11:060]

[A47_108_16:061]

[1:] At about 2 AM passed
[2:] Ctesiphon; at 3,,15 we came
[3:] to the Shoal at Gusseiba &
[4:] anchored, weather cloudy
[5:] & S. Ely wind, We lost
[6:] about an hour below Ctesiphon
[7:] having grounded & hove off with
[8:] an anchor~

[9:] At 6,,30 we left Gusseiba;
[10:] At 9,,5 passed Diala river,
[11:] at 10,,35 landed a Deckman
[12:] at Gherrara with letters. I
[13:] could not land to walk in
[14:] as my feet are sore and
[15:] am suffering the chillblain
[16:] all my toes pain me &
[17:] swollen from the cold

[18:] Strong S. Erly wind and
[19:] cloudy~

[20:] At 1,,10 P.M. landed the
[21:] mails at the Residency & went
[22:] to the Custum House, the SS.
[23:] Phrat is alongside loading
[24:] & will leave tomorrow;
[25:] I went home found Eliza well,
[26:] I found two letters from
[27:] Alexander of the 24 & 31 Decr
[pg: 108]
[1:] both had arrived the day before
[2:] by Damascus Post; Alexander
[3:] mentions in his first letter
[4:] about his Situation at Cairo
[5:] that he had made the acquaintance
[6:] of Sherif Beg son of Moossa
[7:] Kadem Pasha who called
[8:] on us when we were in Paris
[9:] & while him & Ibrahim Gejou
[10:] were at his place, they met
[11:] the son of a Serkis Pasha
[12:] who is in Paris studying to
[13:] be a Doctor in Law, & he proposed
[14:] this Situation to Alexander
[15:] that he shall speak to
[16:] Nubar Pasha the former
[17:] Prime Minister of Egypt &
[18:] now in Paris retyred and
[19:] living on his large fortune,
[20:] I also received letters from
[21:] J. Bőhm, Rezooki Korkis etc

[22:] Johny & Artin called
[23:] in the evening for an hour

[24:] Very strong S. Erly wind
[25:] blowing awfully~
[pg: 109]

25 Tuesd Th @ 6.47

1898

Jany

[A47_110_22:062]

[1:] Strong S. Erly wind blowing
[2:] to half a gale~

[3:] At 8 am I called on Antone
[4:] Marine, his wife has
[5:] been confirmed of a son on
[6:] Saturday last the 15th Instt
[7:] they are thinking of calling him
[8:] Philip;

[9:] At 9 I came on board, the
[10:] river is very rough
[11:] & wind awfully strong;
[12:] We are discharging the
[13:] cargo into the Barge, as
[14:] the Phrat has not left
[15:] yet; At 10 I went to the Office
[16:] for some money etc. Mr. Bottomley
[17:] told me that we cannot
[18:] leave on thursday as the
[19:] ship cannot be discharged
[20:] & so will have to leave on
[21:] Friday;~ I called on Sister
[22:] Eliza & on Alice & Emilia
[23:] & came home at noon,

[24:] At 2 P.M. called on Menusha
[25:] & on Sister Medula &
[pg: 110]
[1:] Came home at 4, and
[2:] took a warm bath~ Weather
[3:] still very cloudy & S. Erly
[4:] wind~ The Ressafah has
[5:] arrived at about 5 P.M

26 Wedn.

1898 Jany

[6:] S Erly wind & cloudy weather
[7:] all over overcast~ At
[8:] 8½ am I went to see Edward
[9:] Blockey but he was asleep,
[10:] he was at a party given
[11:] by the English community at
[12:] Alfred Holland’s house till
[13:] late this morning~ I then
[14:] called on Sister Eliza and
[15:] at 9 went to Mr. Richarz
[16:] the German Consul with
[17:] my Passport to & Heimatschine
[18:] to have copies made
[19:] of them & legalized so as to
[20:] send them to J. Bőhm
[21:] at Vienna to try and
[22:] obtain a Passport for
[23:] my son Alexander, and
[24:] also to certify my Passport
[25:] as usual every year
[pg: 111]

[1:] I saw Dr. Hesse the
[2:] Chancellier who was sent
[3:] for from his house and I
[4:] gave him my Passport and
[5:] Heimatschine, and he promised
[6:] to let me have them next
[7:] trip when I come back;

[8:] I came on board at 10
[9:] the Mejidieh is alongside
[10:] discharging, the Phrat
[11:] left this morning;

[12:] At 11 went home, Sisters
[13:] Eliza & Emilia also Alice
[14:] called on us, I left them at
[15:] home & came on board at
[16:] 2 p.m. worked in shipping
[17:] cargo, there is a lot of galls
[18:] skins & wool etc~

[19:] A Circular from Mr. Richarz
[20:] came round anouncing the
[21:] Birthday of the Emperor of Germany
[22:] tomorrow the 27th & will hold
[23:] a reception from 8 till 10
[24:] p.m. (as being a Ramadan
[25:] & the Turkish Officials are fasting)

[26:] At 5 p.m. I went home
[27:] Antone Marine called on us
[pg: 112]
in the evening for an hour;

[1:] S. Erly wind but fine~

27 Thursd

[A47_113_03:063]

1898 Jany

[2:] Wind shifted to a sharp cold
[3:] n.w. wind & became fine,
[4:] At 8 1/2 AM I came on board,

[5:] I closed Alexander's letter, also
[6:] for Effie my niece; Blanche
[7:] Alexander's wife & Coll Mockler

[8:] At 11 1/2 went to breakfast,
[9:] saw Tooza widow of Georgis Asfar
[10:] then~ At 12 1/2 I came on
[11:] board~ We finished discharging
[12:] & loading by 4 p.m~

[13:] Weather got again cloudy,
[14:] but the wind is n. wester;

[15:] The river has fallen very
[16:] low; nearly to its lowest
[17:] level & current dead almost;

[18:] Today being the Birth
[19:] day of the Emperor of Germany
[20:] William, II, Mr. Richarz
[21:] is holding an Official reception
[22:] this evening from 8 to
[23:] 10 p.m.; the Comet has
[24:] dressed ship; he sent his
[25:] Circular to all his protegées
[pg: 113]
[1:] & German subjects; he makes
[2:] it in the evening because
[3:] it is the Ramadan fasting
[4:] month on account of the
[5:] Turkish Officials~

[6:] At 5 p.m. I went home;
[7:] Took Eliza & went to Alice
[8:] with our dinner & we dined
[9:] with them, Johnny & Artin
[10:] came to spend the evening,
[11:] at 8 1/2 I went to call on
[12:] Mr. Richarz; the Turkish Band
[13:] was there playing, and great
[14:] many people called, the
[15:] Europeans; the Wali Atta
[16:] Allah Pasha, the Mushir
[17:] Rajah Pasha; Mr. Mashkow
[18:] the Russian Consul; Mons
[19:] Ronet the french Consul &
[20:] Colonel Lock & Dr. Ramzey
[21:] & Capt Baumont of the Comet
[22:] came while I was there,
[23:] At 10 I left, came to Alice
[24:] took Eliza & came home,
[25:] Richarz has had a supper
[26:] and a dance afterward
[pg: 114]
[1:] and some ladies went as
[2:] Danon & his wife; Ezra
[3:] Daniel & his wife & Dr.
[4:] & Mrs. Sutton etc~

[5:] Fine cold weather;

28 Frid Th @ 6.37

[6:] Light n.w. & fine cold weather

[7:] At 5 1/4 am I came on
[8:] board~

Baghdad to Basreh [28 JAN 1898 — V047_13_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
99 135,279 20,801 1/4 4,,0

[9:] At 6.10 am we proceeded,
[10:] ship drawing 4 feet~

[11:] At 8.30 passed Diala river
[12:] Cold morning;

[13:] At 10 passed Ctesiphon;
[14:] we have in all 75 1/2 passengers
[15:] (2 in 1st Class Jews, & 2 Mahomedan
[16:] women in 2nd Class) Besides
[17:] we have 21 persons free,
[18:] Tom Tartt in 1st Class, & 18 men
[19:] for the Dock to work in the
[20:] Mejidieh & 2 Mossully women,

[21:] At 2.55 P.M. passed the
[22:] SS. Baghdad & Barge going up

[23:] At 3,,25 passed Baghdadieh
[24:] Fort~
[pg: 115]

[1:] At 5,,40 passed Azizieh-
[2:] Very cold wind & fine weather;

[3:] At 7,,30 we rounded and
[4:] came to at Toweel for the night,
[5:] modte N.W. & fine cold weather,

29 Satur Th @ 6.32 noon 43

1898 Jany

[6:] At 1,,30 AM. the Khalifah came
[7:] up, she stopped and sent us the
[8:] through specie, as she did not
[9:] catch the mail steamer, she
[10:] had left on Sunday morning
[11:] for Mahomerah & the mail
[12:] was only sent down to her in
[13:] G. Mackenzies steam launch, the
[14:] Khalifah having arrived on
[15:] Sunday evening, and left
[16:] on Tuesday evening and the
[17:] mail steamer had not arrived
[18:] then; I recieved Henry's letter
[19:] the Khalifah has 236,043 Okes
[20:] cargo; and Jew passengers about
[21:] 60~ Very cold weather

[22:] At 6,,15 am we left Towil;
[23:] very cold weather, water has
[24:] frozen on deck~

[25:] At 9,,50 passed Memlah
[26:] At 11,,15 grounded, got off with
[27:] an anchor & went on at 0,,15
[28:] P.M.~ Still very cold
[pg: 116]
[1:] I am so shivering;

[2:] At 3,,30 P.M. arrived at
[3:] Coot landed 24 passengers
[4:] and 1 free & 75 packages~

[5:] Mr. De Sarzec with his wife
[6:] & son are still living here,
[7:] there is no water in the Hye
[8:] river to go down to Shatra
[9:] & Tallow~

[10:] At 4,,30 we left Coot, took
[11:] 13 1/2 passengers;~

[12:] At 8,,35 we anchored at Aboo
[13:] Dood for the night; Light n.w.
[14:] & fine cold night~

30 Sund Th @ 6.33

[15:] Light n.w. & fine cold morning
[16:] At 6.30 am we proceeded

[17:] At 8 passed the SS. Mossul
[18:] & Barge going up~

[19:] At 9,,20 passed Ali Gherbi;

[20:] At 5,,45 P.M. arrived at
[21:] Amara landed 20 1/2 Passeng.
[22:] and 53 Packages; They have
[23:] had lots of rain here a few
[24:] days ago until yesterday;
[25:] We took 4 Tons of Coal,
[pg: 117]

[1:] At 7,,30 we left Amara,
[2:] fine clear weather & moon light
[3:] night 8 days old~

[4:] At 11 we anchored above Kalat
[5:] Saleh~

31 Mond Th @ 6.36 noon 52

1898 Feby

[6:] Light n.w. & fine cold weather,
[7:] At 6.30 am we proceeded~

[8:] Gave tickets to 8 Amara
[9:] passengers (one in 1st Class, Perter
[10:] Effendi an employé in the Règie)

[11:] At 10 passed Azair~
[12:] At 0,,45 p.m. passed Gorna
[13:] Detained 10 minutes in Maghil
[14:] to get men, workmen Indians
[15:] to come down to do some work
[16:] in the Blosse Lynch~

[17:] At 4.50 we rounded and
[18:] went along side the Blosse
[19:] Lynch on the other side of
[20:] the river; I found my cabin
[21:] there very dirty & uncomfortable
[22:] no table to put my desk on,
[23:] the keys are all common made
[24:] here, & most of the cabins have
[25:] no keys; she is already
[26:] loaded with cargo~ I did
[27:] not go on shore to Rufail
[28:] as I am busy with the
[pg: 118]
[1:] shifting & taking down my
[2:] Kit~

[3:] Rufail & Rezooki came to
[4:] me & spent the evening till 10 P.M.
[5:] the mail str Karbella has left
[6:] yesterday morning, and the
[7:] next mail is due here tomorrow,
[8:] There is 10 days Quarantine
[9:] now established on all comers
[10:] from Bombay & other parts of
[11:] India, the Plague there has
[12:] increased in Bombay about
[13:] 400 deaths per week;~

1st Tuesd Th @ 6.35

[14:] Light n.w. & fine cold and
[15:] frosty morning~ I began
[16:] early to shift my Kit to the
[17:] Blosse Lynch, my Kit does
[18:] not contain in the cabin, it
[19:] is so narrow & very uncomfortable

[20:] We are not leaving today,
[21:] the men are working in
[22:] altering the chocks forward
[23:] it is too high to weigh the
[24:] anchor;~

[25:] At 1 p.m. Yousif Marine & Rufail
[26:] came alongside & I went with
[27:] them to Basreh, Yousif
[pg: 119]
[1:] got the fever & shivering while
[2:] going in, we went to Angoorlee's
[3:] saw Tookyeh there & her little
[4:] son Yousif about 11 months old;

[5:] I then called on Terrooza the
[6:] wife of Nessoary Andrea &
[7:] then when to Angoorlee's shop
[8:] for some Kit I bought &
[9:] came back to Angoorlee's house
[10:] we had Tea & at 3 1/2 p.m. we
[11:] left Yousif also coming with
[12:] us, we came off to the Blosse
[13:] Lynch, people are still shifting
[14:] Kit from the Mejidieh, at
[15:] 5 we crossed up to Jeboory
[16:] Asfar, but Yousif went up to
[17:] Rufails place as he has still
[18:] the fever & shiver, we stayed
[19:] there till 7 Oclock; the SS.
[20:] Baluchistan arrived in Bushire
[21:] this afternoon;~

[22:] I dined at slept at Rufail;
[23:] Light n.w. & fine cold weather

2nd Wedne

1898 Feby

[A47_120_19:064]

[A47_121_01:065]

[A47_121_03:066]

[24:] Light n.w. & fine cold weather
[25:] but so severe as before~
[26:] At 8 1/2 AM I came on board
[27:] with Rezooki~ We are lightning
[28:] the ship she was too deeply
[pg: 120]
[1:] loaded for this State of the
[2:] river;

[3:] At 10 1/2 AM the Mejidieh
[4:] left for Maghil to be docked
[5:] (Mr. Holdway our 3rd Mate who
[6:] has been shifted to go up the
[7:] Karoon to command the SS.
[8:] Shushan plying between
[9:] Ahwaz & Shushter as her
[10:] Captain, Mr. Plant is going
[11:] to England on a 6 months
[12:] leave) Mr. Holdway took the
[13:] Mejidieh up to Maghil, Mr.
[14:] Tom Tartt & Mr. Barlow
[15:] are to superintend the work;

[16:] Rufail came to me & passed
[17:] the day; also Rezooki Angoorly
[18:] Ali Beg Mudeer Tapo & Hassan
[19:] Effendi Mudai Umoom &
[20:] other Turks, they came also
[21:] to see the three Employes of
[22:] the Sennyeh going to establish
[23:] the headquarter of their Office
[24:] at Amara instead at
[25:] Basreh as it was until now,
[26:] They are the Inspector newly
[27:] arrived from Constple & came
[28:] down in the Khalifah with
[29:] the Assisstant my friend
[pg: 121]
[1:] Ibrahim Effendi who was
[2:] in Baghdad head Clerk of
[3:] the Sennyeh & Zekki Effendi
[4:] from here the Engineer of
[5:] the Sennyeh these 3 are
[6:] in 1st Class;

[7:] Weather is very mild &
[8:] not cold at all~ We have
[9:] two mails to take up of
[10:] last week & of the Khalifah,
[11:] our mail has not arrived
[12:] yet but I heard that she
[13:] is Aground at Faô~

Basreh to Baghdad [2 FEB 1898 — V047_14_N] (//) in the S.S. Blosse Lynch (//) Voy 242~ (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
122 1/2 132,727 8,805 1/4 4,,4,

1898 Feby

[14:] At 4,,30 P.M. got underway
[15:] and proceeded; steamer
[16:] drawing 4 feet 4 Inches

[17:] Detained 10 minutes at
[18:] Maghil landing some men
[19:] of the working gang~

[20:] The Blosse is steaming
[21:] faster than the Mejidieh,

[22:] At 10,,50 passed Gorna
[pg: 122]

3d Thursd Th @ 6.43

[A47_122_11:067]

[1:] Light N.W. & fine weather,
[2:] At 3.30 AM passed Azair
[3:] At 3.40 anchored~

[4:] At 6 proceeded, Fine Weather
[5:] & calm not so cold~

[6:] We have altogether 71 1/2 Passengers
[7:] (4 in 1st Class the three people
[8:] of the Sennyeh, & Rabka the
[9:] wife of Eassayi, and one
[10:] in 2nd Class the Taboor Aghassy
[11:] Sherif Beg to Amara)

[12:] At 0,,15 P.M. landed 1 passenger
[13:] at Kalat Saleh;

[14:] At 4 P.M. arrived at Amara
[15:] landed 38 passengers with
[16:] the 3 1st Class of the Sennyeh
[17:] and one 2nd Class~

[18:] We shipped cargo, Ghee & hides,
[19:] about 7000 Okes, & took in 10 Tons
[20:] of Coal;

[21:] At 6,,10 we left Amara,
[22:] Light N.W. & fine weather,
[23:] it is not cold at all,~

4th Frid

1898 Feby

[24:] Light N.W. & fine,~ At 5 AM
[25:] landed one passenger at Ali
[26:] Gherbi & took one & went on
[27:] at 5,,5~
[pg: 123]

[1:] At 7,,35 passed the SS. Ressafah
[2:] & Barge going down~

[3:] Gave tickets to 27 1/2 Amara Passengers,
[4:] Light S. Erly breeze & few light
[5:] clouds;

[6:] At 10,,15 landed 2 passengers
[7:] at Sheikh Saad & went on
[8:] at 10,,20~

[9:] I paid the Ship's company's
[10:] wages for Jany~

[11:] There is a rise in the river of
[12:] about 2 feet~ Weather is
[13:] getting bad, strong S. Erly wind
[14:] and cloudy thretening
[15:] weather~

[16:] At 4,,35 P.M. arrived at Coot
[17:] landed 10 1/2 passengers and
[18:] 1 Bale~ Took in 10 Tons of
[19:] Coal; The son of Mr. De Sarzec
[20:] came to see me his name is
[21:] Henry, they are still here awaiting
[22:] for the rise of the river~

[23:] At 6,,20 we left Coot, the
[24:] wind shifted to light N.W. &
[25:] it begun to rain a little;

[26:] At 8,,45 anchored, it is still
[27:] raining lightly & cloudy but
[28:] not so dark~
[pg: 124]

[1:] At 9,,15 proceeded,

[2:] Light N.W. & fine weather~

Satur The @ 6.44

[A47_125_09:068]

[3:] At 3,,15 AM passed Memlah
[4:] At 6,,45 met the Khalifah coming
[5:] down at Deboony, we stopped
[6:] and sent the through specie of her
[7:] upward trip & ours;~

[8:] At 7,,15 we proceeded; I got a
[9:] letter from Henry, saying that they
[10:] left yesterday morning having
[11:] 79,000 Okes Cargo; & 115 1/2 passengers

[12:] I gave tickets to 22 1/2 Coot
[13:] passengers~

[14:] Weather very mild & calm;

[15:] At 7,,45 we passed the S.S.
[16:] Baghdad & Barge going down;

[17:] At 11,,50 passed Azizieh,
[18:] At 3,,5 P.M. passed Baghdadieh,
[19:] River is falling again,

[20:] At 4,,40 landed a passenger
[21:] (booked for Baghdad) at Swera
[22:] Village & went on at 4,,45;

[23:] At 11 P.M. passed Ctesiphon
[24:] detained 1/4 hour at Hudeitha
[25:] Fine clear moonlight night
[pg: 125]

6 Sund.

1898 Feby

[A47_126_03:069]

[1:] At 3 AM passed Diala

[2:] At 6,,30 landed mails at
[3:] the Residency, & went up to the
[4:] Custum House; the SS. Mossul
[5:] is alongside here, she has not yet
[6:] discharged,~ I went home,
[7:] saw Eliza she has not been well
[8:] having had fever for 2 or three
[9:] days; I found two letters from
[10:] Alexander of the 7th Jany and
[11:] one of the 14th all arrived at the
[12:] same time, he speaks about
[13:] his offer of appointment in
[14:] Egypt, the telegram I found
[15:] here is so inexplicable I
[16:] cannot make out the word
[17:] Grammaire, he sent it on the
[18:] 3d Instt; which says,

[19:] "Grammaire
[20:] 100 frcs repondez" , I also
[21:] recieved two letters from Mr.
[22:] Böhm in answer to mine,

[23:] We went to church at 8 1/2
[24:] but I called first on Antone
[25:] Marine & then went to church
[26:] I then called on Catterina
[27:] Yaghchi, on Lazare Chanteduc,
[28:] the Assyrian Bishop &
[29:] on Feridah Shammas
[30:] Antone, to congratulate
[pg: 126]
[1:] her on the marriage of her
[2:] daughter Susan with Ferej
[3:] the son of Yousif Ferej who
[4:] is the assistant Clerk in the
[5:] Khalifah with Henry he has
[6:] remained here for a trip
[7:] and got married on last
[8:] Sunday the 30 Ulto; I came
[9:] home at 11;~ At 2 P.M. went to
[10:] call on Coll. Lock the English
[11:] Consul but he was out in
[12:] the desert; I called on Sister
[13:] Eliza, on Alice & Emilia, &
[14:] on Monsr. Ronet the french
[15:] Vice Consul but only found
[16:] Mons. Jacqerèz the Engineer
[17:] I came home at 6 Artin
[18:] my nephew called~

[19:] Light N.W. & fine night,

7th Mond The @ 6.44

[A47_127_01:070]

[A47_127_04:071]

1898 Feby

[A47_128_20:072]

[20:] Modte N.W. & fine day, weather
[21:] mild; at 8 1/2 AM I came on
[22:] board the Blosse Lynch,
[23:] the Mossul is inside discharging
[24:] at 9 1/2 I went to see Dr. Hesse
[25:] the Dragoman of Mr. Richarz
[26:] the German Consul left in
[27:] charge of the Consulate, as
[pg: 127]
[1:] Mr. Richarz has left on Wednesday
[2:] last to Europe in Company
[3:] with the German Professor Dr.
[4:] Sachau & an other, they went
[5:] by land to Mossul on the
[6:] other side of the Tigris; I
[7:] took from Dr. Hesse my Passport
[8:] & the Heimatschine, & the
[9:] copies made out of these and
[10:] legalized by Richarz so as
[11:] to be sent to Mr. Böhm in
[12:] Vienna to obtain a Passport
[13:] for Alexander; my Passport
[14:] was also vised for this year,
[15:] and I had to pay him the fees
[16:] for all came to 130 G. S Piastes
[17:] I then left him & came to the
[18:] Office to Mr. Bottomley for some
[19:] money (200 Mejid) to pay the
[20:] rest of the crew but he had none,

[21:] I came home at 11 1/2, but I
[22:] am suffering awfully from
[23:] the pain in my stomach for
[24:] the last 6 days & I now
[25:] I feel worse & am very weak

[26:] I took a warm Bath at
[27:] 3 P.M~ Johny my nephew
[28:] came & he dined with us
[pg: 128]
[1:] & went away at 9 P.M~

8 Tuesd

[A47_129_06:073]

[2:] Light N.W. & fine cold but mild
[3:] weather; I suffered very much
[4:] from the pain of my stomach
[5:] last night~ At 8 1/2 AM I
[6:] called on Sister Medula &
[7:] then came on board, the
[8:] Mossul is still alongside
[9:] the Custum House~

[10:] I sent the following telegram
[11:] to Alexander at 10 AM

[12:] "Svoboda
[13:] 22 Rue Duroc
[14:] Paris
[15:] Suspendèz, preparèz
[16:] depart Vienne Avril~"

[17:] As I could not make out the
[18:] meaning of the word in his
[19:] Telegram of the 1st Instt
[20:] Grammaire, (it may be the
[21:] Arabic manuscript he
[22:] calls it Grammaire, so
[23:] I said Suspend as I will
[24:] not part of it for 100 frcs;

[25:] I went home & wrote more
[26:] in Alexander's letter; called
[27:] on Menusha Henry's wife &
[pg: 129]
[1:] came at 12 Oclock~

[2:] At 2 1/2 P.M. I went to call on
[3:] Coll. Lock the English Consul
[4:] General; he enquired from me
[5:] all the old history of my father's
[6:] affair here in 1820 when Mr.
[7:] Rich the English Consul had
[8:] the dispute with Dowd Pasha
[9:] on account of my father' goods
[10:] & he red to me the report in
[11:] a book published by the Indian
[12:] Government of all the events
[13:] he asked me if I would come
[14:] one day & have dinner with
[15:] them; I left at 3 1/2 & came
[16:] home, took Eliza & went to
[17:] Sister Eliza & spent the evening,
[18:] there were Emilia, Alice,
[19:] Menusha, Louisa, Michail
[20:] & Yousif Yaghchi etc & we left
[21:] at 8 P.M~

[22:] Light N.W. & fine weather,

9 Wedn.

1898 Feby

[23:] Light S. Erly air & very little cloudy
[24:] at 8 1/2 AM I came on board,
[25:] The Mossul is still inside
[26:] but the Blosse is discharging
[27:] into the Barge~

[28:] At 11 1/2 went home and
[29:] returned on board at 2 P.M.
[pg: 130]
[1:] We are still discharging into
[2:] the Barge, & the Mossul is
[3:] inside loading cargo to leave
[4:] tomorrow~

[5:] At 5 went home, Antone Marine
[6:] & his daughter Rosa & son Gabriel
[7:] called & left at 7;~ Strong
[8:] S. Erly breeze & little cloudy;

10 Thursd The @ 6.52

[9:] S. Erly breeze & cloudy a little,
[10:] The SS. Mossul left at 6 AM,
[11:] At 8 1/2 I came on board,
[12:] The Blosse went alongside
[13:] the wharf;

[14:] I closed Alexander's letter for
[15:] todays Post of Damascus:
[16:] I told him every thing regarding
[17:] his going to Vienna in April &
[18:] must give up the idea of the
[19:] job in Egypt for the present;
[20:] I also wrote a letter to Yousif
[21:] Serpos in Cairo~ I also wrote
[22:] a short letter to Mr. Böhm in
[23:] Vienna~

[24:] At 11 went to breakfast & returned
[25:] at 12, we have just commenced
[26:] to ship cargo~

[27:] At 4 P.M. the S.S. Phrat
[28:] & Barge arrived from Basreh,

[29:] My Cabin is placed in
[pg: 131]
[1:] a very bad & uncomfortable
[2:] place being near the Gangway
[3:] & the passage so small &
[4:] narrow that the people and
[5:] cargo are crammed near
[6:] my Cabin, I cannot write
[7:] or work, it is one of the worst
[8:] Cabins on board~

[9:] At 5 1/2 I went home~
[10:] Light S. Erly wind & fine,

11 Frid The @ 6.48

[11:] At 5 1/2 AM I came on board
[12:] Light N.W. & fine~

Baghdad to Basreh [11 FEB 1898 — V047_15_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
73 90,685 12,825 1/4 4,

1898 Feby

[13:] At 6. AM got underway;
[14:] the steamer is drawing 4 feet,
[15:] having 90,000 Okes~ Weather
[16:] Cloudy & hazy & S. Erly breeze

[17:] At 8,,15 passed Diala river;
[18:] At 9,,50 passed Ctesiphon~
[19:] Weather clearing up~

[20:] We have 59 1/2 Passengers (2
[21:] in 1st Class, a Christian Dowd
[22:] Selman, and Dr. Ramsay
[23:] the Residency Surgeon, paying
[pg: 132]
[1:] deck fare Return Ticket, &
[2:] one Mahomedah in 2nd Class)

[3:] At 1,,15 P.M. passed the
[4:] S.S. Khalifah at Jubeil
[5:] bound up, Hannosh Asfar
[6:] and Naoom Loca Were on
[7:] board~

[8:] At 3,,10 P.M. passed Baghdadieh
[9:] Fort~

[10:] At 5,,10 passed Azizieh,
[11:] At 6,,50 we anchored for the
[12:] night at Towil~

12 Saturd

[13:] Light S. Erly & cloudy hazy
[14:] weather; At 5,,45 AM. we
[15:] proceeded~

[16:] At 9,,10 passed Memlah;
[17:] At 10,,30 grounded at Aboo
[18:] Hmar took an anchor out
[19:] & got off & left at 11,,10~

[20:] At 2,,15 P.M. arrived at Coot
[21:] landed 19 passengers and
[22:] 74 Packages;

[23:] We passed the SS. Ressafah
[24:] going up at Um el Boomy
[25:] at 1 P.M.~

[26:] I received a letter from
[pg: 133]
[1:] Henry, the Khalifah had
[2:] left Basreh on Tuesday
[3:] evening, having about
[4:] 223,000 Okes & about 60 Passng,
[5:] The Baluchistan had arrived
[6:] on Saturday evening the
[7:] 5th & has to make 10 days
[8:] quarantine; The Mail Str.
[9:] Kilwa was there of last week
[10:] but her Mail had not arrived
[11:] when she left~

[12:] At 3,,45 We left Coot,
[13:] took 3 passengers~

[14:] At 6,,25 We Anchored for
[15:] the Night, it became dark
[16:] as it is very cloudy all
[17:] over;

[18:] At about 9 P.M. a Sudden
[19:] change of wind shifted from
[20:] S. Est to N. West blowing strong
[21:] and with very little rain fell;
[22:] it kept blowing throughout the
[23:] night, which cooled the atmosphere

13th Sund Th @ 6.45

1898 Feby

[A47_134_04:074]

at 2 1/2 AM the S.S. Baghdad passed up

[24:] Modte N.W. Wind & Cold

[25:] At 5,,15 AM we proceeded
[26:] from Um el Aroog~

[27:] At 8,,30 we anchored to
[28:] repair some part in the
[pg: 134]
[1:] Wheel where the exentric got
[2:] loose~

[3:] At 9. we proceeded~
[4:] Detained above Maghessil
[5:] in shoal water from 10 till
[6:] 10,,15~

[7:] At 10,,35 passed Ali Gherbi,
[8:] fresh N.W. wind blowing;

[9:] At 6,,15 P.M. arrived at
[10:] Amara landed 8 passengers
[11:] and 24 packages;

[12:] At 7,,20 we left Amara
[13:] Fine clear weather & light N.W.
[14:] breeze~

[15:] At 9. anchored at Aboo-
[16:] Sedra for the night~

14 Mond

[17:] Light N.W. & fine clear weather

[18:] At 5,,45 AM. left~* Took
[19:] 10 1/2 passengers from Amara,
[20:] (Johny Birjoni in 1st Class)

[21:] Detained at the Elbow from
[22:] 10 till 10,,20~

[23:] At 0,,35 P.M. passed Azair,
[24:] At 2,,20 passed Gorna;
[25:] landed 2 Basreh passengers
[26:] & went on at 2.25~

[27:] Light N.W. air and fine
[pg: 135]
[1:] Weather~

[2:] At 6.30 P.M. arrived at
[3:] Basreh; In passing Maaghil
[4:] at 6 found the Mejidieh in
[5:] Dock~

[6:] I went over to Rufail's house,
[7:] where I saw Tookyeh & Rezooki,
[8:] they are living out here for
[9:] the last few days;~

15 Tuesd

1898 Feby

[A47_136_04:075]

[10:] Light N.W. & fine at 8 1/2 AM

[11:] I left with Rezooki Angoorly
[12:] to the Blosse, called on
[13:] Jeboory Asfar on my way
[14:] to see about Eliza's passage
[15:] from Marseilles to Basreh
[16:] which appears that Strick
[17:] has answered to Jeboory's letter
[18:] of his unability of reducing
[19:] it less than £ Stg 31 1/2;

[20:] The Beluchistan is in the
[21:] quarantine & will be out
[22:] this evening after 10 days,
[23:] there are many passengers
[24:] in her to go up with us;
[25:] and many also in Basreh
[26:] all in 1st Class Cabins;

[27:] I received the little parcel of
[28:] Christmas present which
[pg: 136]
[1:] my son Alexander had sent to us
[2:] with Rezooki Rafi who was at
[3:] Marseilles & was coming out in
[4:] the Beluchistan, but as he did
[5:] not come, he must have given
[6:] it to her Captain Paramore
[7:] who has sent it to Lynch Brothers
[8:] I will open it in Baghdad;
[9:] in the presence of my wife,

[10:] Rufail, Rezooki & Rezooki
[11:] Angoorly, Nassoory Andrea
[12:] also came to me;

[13:] We finished cargo at 4 P.M.
[14:] but are to await for those
[15:] passengers coming out of the
[16:] Beluchistan at 9 P.M;

[17:] I wrote to Mr. Böhm & sent the
[18:] legalized copies of my Passport
[19:] & Heimathschine & registered
[20:] it, also a letter to Alexander
[21:] all of today's date & had them
[22:] posted Via Bombay~

[23:] At about 9 P.M all these
[24:] passengers commenced to Come
[25:] in from the Beluchistan
[26:] & quarantine Lazarette,
[27:] an awful Confusion
[pg: 137]
[1:] & crowds, I saw Capt
[2:] Paramore also came with
[3:] the passengers & Ladies;
[4:] he has brought out the Gun
[5:] which I had bought in
[6:] London from Jeffreys for
[7:] Johny my Nephew;~

Basreh to Baghdad [15 FEB 1898 — V047_16_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
159 136,680 12,027 3/4 4.8

[8:] At 10,,35 P.M. We got under
[9:] way & proceeded, Ship is
[10:] drawing 4 feet 8 Inches;

[11:] Light N.W. & fine Weather,
[12:] Detained at Maghil 10 minutes
[13:] landing 3 workmen~ All
[14:] the cabins Aft are occupied
[15:] with 11 persons in 1st Class;

[16:] Weather begun to get a little
[17:] cloudy~

16 Wedn

1898 Feby

[A47_138_04:076]

[A47_138_07:077]

[A47_138_11:078]

[A47_138_15:079]

[A47_138_18:080]

[A47_138_21:081]

[18:] Light S. Erly breeze & cloudy,
[19:] At 4,,50 AM. passed Gorna;

[20:] At 9.50 passed Azair took
[21:] one passenger;

[22:] Finished With the passengers'
[23:] tickets, We have in all 120
[pg: 138]
[1:] (11 in 1st Class Cabins, they are

[2:] 1 Inspector of Post Offices free with 2 Servts; Mr. Hanson;


[3:] 1 Governt Engineer Mr. J. H. Veevers
[4:] going to inspect for the building
[5:] of new British Residency

[6:] 1 President of Commercial Tribunal
[7:] Othman Saîb Effendi per
[8:] Beluchistan from Constple
[9:] paying @ 1/2 1 C. passage by LB.

[10:] 3 Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Cooper
[11:] Inspector of the Tombac
[12:] (or Persian Tobacco Monopoly)
[13:] per Beluchistan from Constple

[14:] Miss Elise Koch, the future
[15:] Wife of Dr. Hesse, per Beluchistan
[16:] from Marseilles~

[17:] 1 Perter Effendi (Armenian,) the
[18:] Inspector of Public debt from
[19:] Basreh~

[20:] 3 Jacob Rigo & 2 ladies the
[21:] Merchant of feathers & Eggs
[22:] in Baghdad, per Beluchistan
[23:] ---
[24:] 11

[25:] And 2 Indians in the
[26:] only 2nd C. Cabin we have,
[pg: 139]

[1:] At 3 P.M. passed Kalat
[2:] Saleh, wind has shifted to
[3:] a fresh N.W. but it is hazy;

[4:] The Inspector of the Persian
[5:] Gulf Post Offices is called
[6:] Mr. Hanson, a very young
[7:] Man of about 24 years;

[8:] At 8 P.M. arrived at Amara
[9:] landed 24 1/2 passengers &
[10:] 4 Bags Tobacco~ Cloudy
[11:] Weather; It became fine later
[12:] on~ We took 10 Tons of Coal

[13:] At 10,,20 left Amara, fine
[14:] clear weather;

17 Thursd. The @ 6.46

1898 Feby

[15:] Light N.W. & fine Weather,
[16:] Gave tickets to 25 Amara
[17:] passengers~

[18:] At 10 AM landed 4
[19:] passengers at Ali Gherbi &
[20:] Went on at 10,,10

[21:] Detained above Maghessil in
[22:] Shoal water from 10,,45 till
[23:] 1.15 P.M. & had to heave her
[24:] off with an Anchor;

[25:] The Blosse Lynch is going very
[26:] slow this trip, as slow as
[27:] the Mejidieh, because Mr.
[pg: 140]
[1:] Follott our Chief Engineer has
[2:] cut down her steam, The
[3:] river Keeps very low yet, no
[4:] rise at all, & no rain for the
[5:] last month;

18 Frid

[A47_141_03:082]

[A47_141_24:083]

[6:] At 1.30 AM. arrived at
[7:] Coot, landed 13 passengers,
[8:] took in 10 Tons of Coal &
[9:] finished at 3 & we remained
[10:] for the night, it is getting a
[11:] little cloudy; but clear~

[12:] At 6 We left Coot, Took 13
[13:] passengers; weather became
[14:] cloudy all over like a haze

[15:] At 1,,30 P.M. passed Memlah
[16:] still cloudy all over;

[17:] At 2,,45 passed the S.S.
[18:] Phrat & Barge going down,
[19:] at the bottom of Sheresh (Summer)

[20:] Weather keeps cloudy all over
[21:] with a sharp N.W. wind and
[22:] cold;

[23:] At 6,,30 met the Khalifah
[24:] at Toweel, we stopped to send to
[25:] her the through specie for the
[26:] B.I. Mail Steamer, Capt Cowley
[27:] went also on board of her,
[pg: 141]

[1:] I received a letter from Henry,
[2:] The Khalifah has left this morning,
[3:] Dr. & Mrs. Sutton are on board
[4:] going to England for a year,
[5:] & 116 passengers, they have had
[6:] rain today for 3 hours but
[7:] lightly~

[8:] At 8,,40 We proceeded
[9:] weather clearing up a little;

[10:] At 11,,45 passed Azizieh;

19 Satur Th@ 6.40

1898 Feby

[A47_142_10:084]

[A47_143_16:085]

[11:] N.W. Wind & fine Cold Weather

[12:] At 3,,15 AM passed
[13:] Baghdadieh~ At 5,,50
[14:] grounded at Swera just
[15:] opposite the new Village
[16:] at Jwemisseh, took a Stern
[17:] Anchor out & hove off,

[18:] At 7 proceeded, very Cold
[19:] Wind & fine;

[20:] At 11,,40 landed some of our
[21:] 1st C. passengers, Mr. Cooper & his
[22:] wife, Othman Effendi Reis Tejara,
[23:] Miss Koch & the Inspector of Post
[24:] Offices Mr. Hanson at Safi
[25:] to walk across to Ctesiphon,
[26:] a second trip the boat took
[27:] Mr. Veevers the Governt Engineer
[28:] and We Went on at 11,,55~
[pg: 142]

[1:] The river is rising today
[2:] a little~

[3:] At 2,,20 P.M Stopped at
[4:] Ctesiphon & took in our
[5:] passengers & went on at 2.25

[6:] At 4,,45 passed Diala
[7:] river~ At 6 P.M. grounded
[8:] at Gherrarah after sunset and
[9:] walked in to Baghdad, the desert
[10:] is wet from yesterday's rain
[11:] it became dark as I got between
[12:] the Gardens, & when I got to
[13:] town the streets were very
[14:] muddy & dark so that I had
[15:] to feel my way & walk in the
[16:] mud, At 7 1/4 arrived home
[17:] saw Eliza well; I found
[18:] two letters here from Alexander
[19:] of the last two mails one
[20:] of the 21 & the second of the 28
[21:] Jany, in the latter one he
[22:] says that he had been unwell,
[23:] he had felt himself very billious
[24:] & had taken 3 pills from
[25:] a Doctor which worked him
[26:] about 10 times but the next
[27:] day, he vomited about 8 or
[28:] 9 times all bile but he
[pg: 143]
[1:] felt then relieved & got
[2:] well; it appears he has
[3:] given up the idea of going
[4:] to Cairo; & will go to Vienna
[5:] as soon as the cold weather
[6:] is over~

[7:] The Blosse Lynch arrived at
[8:] 8 1/4 P.M.~

20 Sund The @ 6.40

1898 Feby,

Ferida wife of Toomas Angurly died

[9:] Light N.W. & fine Weather
[10:] at 9 AM Eliza & I went to
[11:] Church, I then called with
[12:] Antone Marine, at Asfars,
[13:] to see Hannosh Asfar who
[14:] is unwell since yesterday,
[15:] he took Cold the day before
[16:] & is in bed very much Shaken
[17:] as he is over 78 years; We
[18:] then called on Mina Abood,
[19:] I called on Eliza Erame,
[20:] on Tantons, & the french
[21:] fathers;~ Antone called
[22:] on us & we went to visit
[23:] Polus Serkis, & Mily his brother
[24:] Naoom's wife; also on
[25:] Sister Eliza; I then went
[26:] to Call on Alice & Sister
[27:] Emilia, & came home at 5 1/2
[pg: 144]

[1:] Mons Ronet the french Vice
[2:] Consul & Mons Jacquerèz
[3:] the Engineer called on us at
[4:] 6 P.M.~

[5:] We heard today that Ferida
[6:] Angoorly the mother of Rezooki
[7:] Angoorly & Toni died at
[8:] Basreh on Wednesday
[9:] She was very weak, she is
[10:] about 65 years old~

[11:] Light N.W. & fine mild
[12:] weather;

21 Mond The @ 6.42

[A47_145_12:086]

[A47_145_19:087]

[A47_145_20:088]

[13:] Light N.W. & fine weather
[14:] at 8 1/2 AM I came on
[15:] board; The Ressafah is inside
[16:] loading to leave tomorrow,
[17:] & the Baghdad comes in next,
[18:] we are discharging cargo
[19:] into the Barge, & then have
[20:] to go alongside the Ressafah
[21:] to take in some cargo, as
[22:] tomorrow is the Holyday of
[23:] Ramazan~ The Ressafah
[24:] went out at 11 & the Blosse
[25:] Lynch went along the Custum
[26:] House to load;

[27:] I went to the Office to
[pg: 145]
[1:] Mr. Bottomley for ₤ Sterling for
[2:] Feby's pay; Came home at
[3:] 12, & at 1 1/2 P.M. Came on
[4:] board & worked in the Shipment
[5:] of Cargo; we shipped all that
[6:] was to come & finished by
[7:] 4 P.M. as tomorrow is the
[8:] Holyday for Ramadan
[9:] I went home, & then called
[10:] on Toni Oossany (whom I had
[11:] seen at Deir & on Sarah
[12:] Oossany to Condole them on
[13:] the death of Ferida the Sister
[14:] of Sarah at Basreh~

22 Tuesd.

1898 Feby

[15:] Light N.W. & fine weather,
[16:] at 8 1/2 AM I went with
[17:] Artin my nephew to the
[18:] Serai to Visit the Mushire
[19:] Rejeb Pasha, but he was not
[20:] there, he is outside in the
[21:] Garden of Asfar;~ I called
[22:] on Menusha & on Sister
[23:] Medula & came home
[24:] at 11~ I took a Warm
[25:] Bath;

[26:] Today being the holyday
[27:] of Ramadan, no Custum
[28:] House Open; & I hear
[pg: 146]
[1:] that we are to leave on
[2:] Thursday instead of Friday

[3:] The Weather is very mild
[4:] & rather warm at noon;

[5:] Light N.W. & fine clear
[6:] weather;

23 Wedn

[A47_147_02:089]

[7:] Light N.W. & fine weather,
[8:] at 8 AM called on Sister
[9:] Eliza & then came on board
[10:] at 9 1/2~

[11:] The S.S. Ressafah left
[12:] yesterday morning for Basreh,
[13:] we are having some cabin
[14:] passengers~

[15:] I went home at 11 & came
[16:] Again at 2 P.M., we are out
[17:] in the middle of the stream
[18:] but getting some passengers
[19:] At 4 1/2 P.M. I went home;

[20:] I finished Alexander's letter
[21:] at home, & told him all about
[22:] his going to Vienna, & that
[23:] if he is short of money, he
[24:] can draw from Rezooki
[25:] Korkis about 500 frcs, I
[26:] left the letter with Eliza to
[27:] be posted tomorrow, also
[pg: 147]
[1:] one letter I wrote to Sigr.
[2:] Giuseppe Levante, the Austrian
[3:] Consular Agent in Alexandretta
[4:] regarding the feathers;

[5:] Light N.W. & fine weather,

24 Thursd

[6:] Weather cloudy little~
[7:] At 5 1/2 AM I came on board

[8:] The SS. Mossul arrived at
[9:] about 4 AM.~

Baghdad to Basreh [24 FEB 1898 — V047_17_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
138 64,602 12,821 1/2 3,,11

1898 Feby

[A47_148_07:090]

[A47_149_01:091]

Raining

[10:] At 5,,50 AM we got under-
[11:] way & proceeded; Drawing
[12:] 3,,11 Inches~ Weather
[13:] cloudy all over~

[14:] At 7,,45 passed Diala;
[15:] At 9 passed Ctesiphon~

[16:] Finished with the Passengers
[17:] Tickets, We have in all
[18:] 125 (7 in 1st Class, an English
[19:] Officer traveller from Persia
[20:] Major C.S. Cumberland,
[21:] who has been eight year now
[22:] travelling for sports etc,
[23:] 3 Persians 2 of them Ladies
[24:] also the Wives of Yacoob
[pg: 148]
[1:] and Yousif sons of Eassayi
[2:] to Basreh; and H. Abdulghani
[3:] Khdery with through Return
[4:] ticket to Amara & free,
[5:] and 2 in 2nd Class, an Assyrian
[6:] Priest, Kass Yousif ibn
[7:] Georjieh & his mother, going
[8:] to replace Kass Toma
[9:] Bahi~

[10:] Weather begun to rain lightly,

[11:] At 2,,15 P.M. passed
[12:] Baghdadieh, still raining drizzly,

[13:] At 3,,10 grounded at
[14:] Rmelat, took an anchor
[15:] out & hove off~ At 4,,5
[16:] proceeded, Very cloudy
[17:] & gloomy weather;

[18:] At 4,,45 passed Azizieh
[19:] but Yacoob Eassa was not
[20:] here, who had come down in
[21:] the Ressafah to await for
[22:] us at Swera & go down
[23:] with his wife he must
[24:] have been left further up,
[25:] as he thought the Blosse
[26:] was leaving on Friday;

[27:] At 6 P.M. we anchored
[pg: 149]
[1:] at Zeljeh (below Humenyeh)
[2:] rain still continues & weather
[3:] dark & cloudy; This rain
[4:] will do lots of good, as we are
[5:] in great want of it, the grain
[6:] keeps rising in price, wheat
[7:] had risen to 500 Piasters per
[8:] Wazna of 78 Constple Oke;
[9:] a thing which has never yet
[10:] occurred before~

25th Frid The @ 5.49

1898 Feby

[A47_150_07:092]

[11:] It kept raining all the night
[12:] until nearly 3 AM. & remained
[13:] cloudy & gloomy~

[14:] At 5,,30 AM we left Zeljeh
[15:] Fresh N.W. Wind blowing &
[16:] cloudy~

[17:] At 9 passed Memlah,
[18:] Cloudy weather~

[19:] At 9,,45 Met the S.S. Khalifah
[20:] Coming up at Hamrayah,
[21:] we stopped & sent letters for
[22:] Dr. Ramsay the Residency
[23:] Surgeon, & went on at 9,,50
[24:] Henry writes to say that
[25:] they have about 55 passengers
[26:] & 221,000 Okes Cargo, he left
[27:] my letter & Papers at Coot,
[pg: 150]

[1:] At 1,,20 P.M. arrived at Coot
[2:] landed 7 passengers and
[3:] 8 packages; Received Henry's
[4:] letter & my papers;

[5:] At 2.15 P.M. left Coot, took
[6:] 4 passengers~ Mons De Sarzec
[7:] his wife & son Henri were
[8:] just leaving Coot in a boat
[9:] for Tellow, the Hai river
[10:] having risen about 5 feet
[11:] by the rise of the river we
[12:] have had few days ago;
[13:] Lots of rain has fallen
[14:] at Coot too~

[15:] At 5 3/4 it begun to rain &
[16:] became very Cloudy~

[17:] At 6,,5 anchored above
[18:] Sheikh Saad reach; Moon
[19:] 4 days Old~ At 6 1/4 it
[20:] Ceased & clouds opened with
[21:] some stars & the moon are to
[22:] be seen~

26th Satur The @ 5.47

[23:] Modte N.W. Wind & very fine
[24:] weather~

[25:] At 5.30 AM. We proceeded
[26:] from below Sheikh Saad;

[27:] At 8.20 passed Ali Gherbi,
[pg: 151]

[1:] At 3,,50 P.M. arrived at
[2:] Amara landed 12 passengers
[3:] (H. Abdulghani Khdery in
[4:] 1st Class free) and 4 packages,
[5:] Here too it rained yesterday
[6:] for about 4 hours~

[7:] At 4,,35 left Amara,
[8:] Took 9 passengers;

[9:] At 6,,20 we rounded and
[10:] Came to below Aboo Sedra,
[11:] fine clear weather, still day-
[12:] light & moonlight; a
[13:] pity we did not go as far
[14:] as Kalat Saleh~

27 Sund The @ 5.47

1898 Feby

[15:] Light N.W. & fine clear weather

[16:] At 5,,30 AM. we proceeded
[17:] The rise of the river has got down
[18:] here & the banks are about
[19:] 2 feet above it~

[20:] Detained 15 minutes at Nafikh
[21:] for boats passing up~
[22:] Again detained at the Elbow
[23:] 10 minutes, Ship going against
[24:] the bank

[25:] At 10,,10 landed 5 Persian
[26:] Jews at Azair with R. Tickets
[27:] & went on at 10,,15

[28:] At 1 P.M. landed 2 Passengers
[pg: 152]
[1:] at Gorna & went on at
[2:] 1,,5 P.M.~

[3:] At 4,,50 arrived at Basreh,
[4:] found the mail Str Khandala
[5:] in quarantine & ready to start
[6:] early tomorrow morning,
[7:] also the S.S. Arabistan which
[8:] arrived yesterday~ I closed
[9:] Alexander's letter very quick
[10:] it is dated tomorrow & sent
[11:] it to the Post Office with our
[12:] mail, but Mr. Hatfield found
[13:] the Mail closed & he took
[14:] our parcel bags down to the
[15:] Khandala & gave the letter
[16:] to her Capt; Whitehead to
[17:] post it~ I went up to
[18:] Rufails at 5 1/2, called on my
[19:] way to G. Asfar & family
[20:] for an hour & then went
[21:] up to Rufail & Rezooki,
[22:] dined with them & slept;

[23:] Fine clear weather~

28 Mond

Commodore Emin Beg left for Constple

[A47_153_14:093]

1898 Mch

[24:] Modte N.W. & fine~ at 7 1/2
[25:] AM I came on board,
[26:] We are shipping cargo,
[27:] & discharging too;

[28:] The Turkish Commodore
[pg: 153]
[1:] Emin Pasha who was dismissed
[2:] from here or rather changed
[3:] to Salonik, has gone down
[4:] in the Baluchistan and the
[5:] new one arrived in his place,
[6:] called Ismail Beg~

[7:] At 10 am Yousif Marine &
[8:] Rufail came on board & we
[9:] went in to Basreh to the
[10:] sons of Angoorlies & their wives
[11:] Brijita & Tookyeh to
[12:] condole them on the death
[13:] of their Mother Ferida which
[14:] took place on the 17th from
[15:] weakness of constitution,
[16:] followed by a severe Bronchitis
[17:] she was about 65 or 66 years
[18:] old~ At 1 p.m. we
[19:] came out to the Blosse
[20:] Lynch; We are still shipping
[21:] cargo & loading deep,

[22:] The weather is getting very
[23:] mild here it is spring already

[24:] We finished the cargo at 5
[25:] P.M.;~ Having few passengers
[26:] Yousif Rufail & Rezooki
[27:] left me at 11, also Nassoory
[28:] Andrea~
[pg: 154]

[1:] The SS. Phrat is to leave soon
[2:] after us~

Basreh to Baghdad [28 FEB 1898 — V047_18_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
144 1/2 159,010 9,065 4,,10

[3:] At 6 p.m. we got underway
[4:] and proceeded~ Ship drawing
[5:] 4 feet 10 In~ Fine weather;

[6:] At 11,,50 passed Gorna~

1st Tuesd.

[7:] Light n.w. & fine~ at 3 am
[8:] anchored & at 5,,15 proceeded

[9:] At 7,,5 took our 5 Return
[10:] passengers from Azair and went
[11:] on at 7,,15~

[12:] Finished with the passengers
[13:] tickets, We have in all 56
[14:] (2 in 1st Class a Turk Ismail
[15:] Beg head of the Mejlis at
[16:] Amara, & Yousif Shamoon
[17:] Naso to Baghdad and
[18:] one in 2nd Class Kass Toma
[19:] Bahi)

[20:] At 0,,15 p.m. landed a passenger
[21:] booked for Amara, at Kalat
[22:] Saleh & went on at 0,,20

[23:] At 5 p.m. arrived at Amara
[24:] landed 18 passengers (one
[pg: 155]
[1:] in 1st C. Ismail Beg) and
[2:] 30 Bund of Tamarind,

[3:] We shipped about 50 Bund
[4:] of Lamb Skins & took 10
[5:] Tons of Coal; the sheep
[6:] are dying this year from
[7:] the bad pasturage and
[8:] the severe cold we have had
[9:] so that the young Lambs are
[10:] killed for the sake of
[11:] their skins~

[12:] At 7,,15 p.m. we left
[13:] Amara, weather begun
[14:] to change for the worse,
[15:] it is getting cloudy~

2d Wednes The @ 5.50

1898 Mch

[16:] Light S.Erly & little cloudy~

[17:] At 3,,50 am. we anchored
[18:] At 5 proceeded; weather is
[19:] getting fine~ Took 45
[20:] passengers from Amara,

[21:] At 8,,55 am. landed 6
[22:] passengers at Ali Gherbi,
[23:] wind getting up & becoming
[24:] cloudy; At 9 went on
[25:] took 2 passengers~

[26:] Weather got cloudy all over
[pg: 156]
[1:] but wind still from S. East

[2:] I paid the ship's company
[3:] their wages for February;

[4:] At 2 p.m. landed 3 passeng
[5:] at Sheikh Saad & went
[6:] on fresh S. Erly wind, clouds
[7:] broke out;

[8:] At 8,,40 p.m. arrived at
[9:] Coot, landed 9 passengers &
[10:] took 8 Tons of Coal~

[11:] At 10,,20 left Coot~
[12:] S.Erly breeze but fine;

3d Thursd

[13:] Fresh S.Erly wind and
[14:] clouds, at 6,,35 am passed
[15:] Memlah,~ Weather became
[16:] very squaly & thretening,
[17:] strong wind & clouds; &
[18:] swell in the river~ Took
[19:] 36 1/2 passengers from Coot,
[20:] weather very cloudy and
[21:] blowing strong S. Erly wind
[22:] with some rain occasionally,

[23:] At 3 P.M. passed Azizieh,
[24:] very strong wind still blowing
[25:] & cloudy~

[26:] At 6,,20 P.M passed
[pg: 157]
[1:] Baghdadieh Fort; strong
[2:] S.Erly wind, with some clouds,

[3:] At 11 1/2 p.m. passed the
[4:] SS. Baghdad & Barge bound down
[5:] at anchor at Ledje reach;

4th Frid

1898 Mch

[A47_158_09:094]

[A47_158_19:095]

[A47_159_03:096]

1898 Mch

[A47_160_17:097]

[6:] At 3,,30 am passed Ctesiphon
[7:] At 4,,45 stopped at Gusseiba
[8:] in shoal water could not get
[9:] over being dark & cloudy,
[10:] we anchored~ At 5,,45
[11:] proceeded~ Weather became
[12:] very gloomy misty & overcast,
[13:] River is very low there
[14:] is no rise at all;

[15:] At 7,,25 passed Diala river,
[16:] At 7,,30 passed the S.S.
[17:] Khalifah bound down;

[18:] Light n.w. air & very misty
[19:] or foggy like weather;

[20:] At 8,,45 I landed at Gherrarah
[21:] & walked in to Baghdad; the
[22:] desert is wet with the rain
[23:] which fell yesterday for an
[24:] hour & the day before too,
[25:] but the streets were not so
[26:] muddy; I got home by 10
[27:] found Eliza well; there
[pg: 158]
[1:] are no letters from Alexander
[2:] arrived yet, two mails are
[3:] due, they say that the snow
[4:] on the Lebanon have detained
[5:] them;~ The Blosse arrived
[6:] at 11;

[7:] There is great scarcity
[8:] and dearnes of provision in
[9:] town, which is worth noting,
[10:] it is caused by the scarcity of
[11:] rain & the severe cold of this
[12:] winter which killed all the
[13:] vegetation & pasturage for
[14:] sheep & cattle & the price
[15:] rose steadily, although there
[16:] are great quantity of Grain
[17:] stowed away by the dealers
[18:] in hopes of getting the price
[19:] up & therefore making a good
[20:] profit, the Government do
[21:] not seem to take any steps to
[22:] avoid this, & force the people
[23:] & the sellers to dispose of the
[24:] provision at a reasonable
[25:] price, every kind of food
[26:] rose accordingly, The actual
[27:] price of provision & Grain
[28:] are now selling as
[pg: 159]
[1:] follows:

Wheat the Wezna 78 Constple -
Oke ______ R.P. 500 -
Barley D D -"- 240 -
fresh mutton the Oke 20 -
Ghee, 20 Okes (1 mound) " 700 -
Eggs each 3 for -"- 2 -
Fowels from 20 to " 30 -
Patatoes the Oke -"- 8 -

[9:]
[10:] Fish very scarce & double the
[11:] price; & all other thing in
[12:] proportion, nearly double
[13:] its former value~

[14:] At 4 p.m. I called on Sister
[15:] Medula, I heard that the
[16:] Damascus Mail arrived
[17:] this afternoon;

[18:] Antone & Johny my nephew
[19:] called on us til 7 1/2 P.M;

[20:] At 9 1/2 the Postman brought
[21:] us two letters from Alexander
[22:] of the 4th & 11 Feby, both Posts
[23:] arrived at once which were
[24:] detained in Beyrout or Damascus,

[25:] Alexander is well, he
[26:] has recieved my letter of the 4th
[27:] Jany; via Bombay; also
[28:] my telegram in which I had
told him,

[29:] "Suspendèz preparèz
[30:] depart Vienne Avril"~
[pg: 160]

[1:] he is very much touched and
[2:] sorry about it, for he thought
[3:] that I was angry with him
[4:] about something, but he
[5:] will see later on from my
[6:] letters in which I explained to
[7:] him all;

[8:] Light S. Erly & fine weather

5th Satur The @ 5.47

[9:] Light n.w. & fine weather;
[10:] at 8 1/2 am I came on board
[11:] the SS. Mossul is alongside
[12:] discharging & loading;
[13:] At 10 I called on Menusha,

[14:] I took a warm bath;~

[15:] Lots of theft & plunder are
[16:] taking place in town & outside,
[17:] the Arabs are plundering Keleks
[18:] & caravans; & theives robbing
[19:] houses & shops on account
[20:] of the scarcity~

6th Sund

[A47_161_02:098]

[A47_161_15:099]

[A47_161_22:100]

1898 Mch

[A47_162_10:101]

[A47_162_21:102]

[21:] Light n.w. & fine~ At 9 am
[22:] I went to church & then made
[23:] visits to many Christians
[24:] about 12 calls; I came
[25:] home at noon, & again went
[26:] to call; and by 2 P.M. Sister
[27:] Medula & Grzeski came
[pg: 161]
[1:] to us & we then went to call
[2:] on Dr. Hesse & his new wife
[3:] he married last trip when
[4:] we were here, they are living
[5:] in Mr. Richarz' House,
[6:] Eliza & I then called on Alice
[7:] & on Sister Eliza & came
[8:] home at 6~ At 7 1/2 Eliza
[9:] & I went over to Antone &
[10:] then, with his wife & daughters
[11:] & himself, Yousif Asfar
[12:] & Philip son of Habib Chiha
[13:] went to Eliahoo Denoos
[14:] the Seraf of the Residency by
[15:] invitation, for the Wedding
[16:] of his brother Noonoo, which
[17:] took place yesterday,
[18:] there were hundreds of people
[19:] Jews & Mahomedans, with
[20:] the Jews band, & the Native
[21:] Music; Mr. Demello, Rozario
[22:] the Postmaster, Gabriel
[23:] Thadeus & Marook the
[24:] Lawyer with their wives
[25:] were also there, but the
[26:] Ladies were separated from
[27:] us in other rooms,
[pg: 162]

[1:] I did not like this entertainment
[2:] at all, there is no taste in
[3:] it, neither head or tale~
[4:] We left at 11 1/2 & came to
[5:] our houses~ But I lost
[6:] my sleep & could not do
[7:] so all the rest of the night,

7 Mond

[A47_163_06:103]

[A47_163_12:104]

[8:] Light n.w. & fine~ At
[9:] 8 am I called on Kerop
[10:] Seth, the brother of Gabriel
[11:] Seth whom we knew in
[12:] Paris & the brother of Kirikor
[13:] as he is here practising as a
[14:] lawyer~ Came on board
[15:] at 9, the Blosse is alongside
[16:] the wharf discharging, &
[17:] the Mossul outside of us
[18:] loading to start tomorrow;

[19:] I sent a telegram yesterday
[20:] to Alexander to allow him
[21:] to sell the manuscript Book
[22:] for 100 frcs, & my 4 Rumelian
[23:] Lotteries which costed me
[24:] 140 frcs each, to sell them
[25:] at 105 frcs as he has been
[26:] offered & no more; so I
[27:] said

[28:] "Svoboda
[pg: 163]
[1:] 22 Rue Duroc
[2:] Paris
[3:] Vendèz Livre, Lotterie,"

[4:] I paid 4.75 Frcs for it;

[5:] The S.S. Comet left for
[6:] Basreh this morning at 6 am
[7:] taking Coll. & Mrs. Lock down,
[8:] as Mrs. Lock is going to England
[9:] by the B.I. Copy St. to Kurrachi

[10:] I called on Menusha for 1/2
[11:] hour Sister Medula was there,
[12:] at 2 p.m. Eliza & I called on
[13:] Catherina Abood (Mad. Saccazan)
[14:] she said that her son Yousif
[15:] is now in Beyrout, and
[16:] that Chekoory Aboad her
[17:] brother is gone to Egypt for
[18:] a change for a short time,
[19:] we then went to Sister Medula
[20:] & stayed there till 7 1/2 P.M.

[21:] Light n.w. & fine weather,

8 Tuesd.

1898 Mch

[A47_164_06:105]

[A47_164_10:106]

[22:] Light n.w. & fine~ At 8 1/2 am
[23:] called on Sister Eliza
[24:] the SS. Phrat & Barge came
[25:] up at 9 (8 days from Basreh)

[26:] I also called on Shemooni
[27:] Korkis Tessy & on Yousif
[pg: 164]
[1:] Hannosh Tessy & came
[2:] home at 12~

[3:] At 2 p.m. my Sisters Eliza, Emilia
[4:] & Eliza's daughter Terooza called
[5:] on us & stayed till 5 P.M;

[6:] I went over to Dowd Ghazala
[7:] the Photographer to get some
[8:] views from him of the new
[9:] Bridge of the Kher, I then
[10:] called on the Reis Tejjara the
[11:] one who came up with us
[12:] last voyage Othman Saib
[13:] Beg, who has taken from us
[14:] the house of Rufail @ 26 Liras
[15:] per year;~ We called
[16:] on Antone Marine in the evening
[17:] with Eliza & came home
[18:] at 7 1/2;

[19:] S.Erly breeze & getting cloudy

9 Wedn.

[20:] Strong S.Erly wind & very cloudy
[21:] With Thunder Lightning
[22:] & rain since 2 Oclock
[23:] it ceased at 5, but the wind
[24:] & clouds are thretening &
[25:] squally;

[26:] At 8 am I came on board
[27:] the streets are wet, the river
[28:] is rough~ The wind increased
[pg: 165]
[1:] very strong with dust and
[2:] the river is very agitated~
[3:] The dust became so thick
[4:] & fine & could not see the
[5:] other side of the river~ I went
[6:] home at 11, all our rooms
[7:] are full of dust, it is blowing
[8:] as hard as it could~
[9:] At 2 p.m. came on board
[10:] we have very little cargo,
[11:] we shipped few packages
[12:] up to no. 6 only; The Jews
[13:] are in Holydays, their
[14:] shops are closed, it is the
[15:] Passover I think;~

[16:] At 4 1/2 p.m went home, it is
[17:] still blowing & the red fine
[18:] dust is very thick it has
[19:] penetrated every where, but
[20:] at 6 it begun to rain for
[21:] 1 1/2 hour, the wind fell,

10 Thursd

1898 Mch

[A47_166_04:107]

1898 Mch

[A47_168_05:108]

[22:] Light n.w. & little cloudy
[23:] weather unsettled yet,
[24:] the streets are very muddy
[25:] at 8 am I came on board,

[26:] The river rose this morning
[27:] about 1 foot;~
[pg: 166]

[1:] I finished Alexander's letter,
[2:] & told him that he can keep the
[3:] 100 frcs sale of the Arabic book
[4:] also the balance of the sale
[5:] of the Lotteries of Rumelian
[6:] Railway which will be about
[7:] 225 frcs after buying 10 shares
[8:] of the 1900 exhibition for Rufail
[9:] & Rezooki; & the 500 fr from
[10:] N. Sayegh, & 500 frcs bill
[11:] on R. Korkis, & 300 frcs in
[12:] Bank note I am going to
[13:] send him, so he will have
[14:] over 1600 frcs at his disposal;

[15:] My wife also wrote a letter
[16:] to N. Sayegh dated the 3 Instt;
[17:] by this post;

[18:] At 11 went to breakfast
[19:] & returned at 12~ We shipped
[20:] some cargo in all about
[21:] 49000, Okes;

[22:] At 5 1/2 p.m. I went home;

[23:] Johny & Artin called on
[24:] us; & said that the Damascus
[25:] Post had arrived few hours
[26:] ago~

[27:] At 7 1/2 we received two
[pg: 167]
[1:] letters one from Alexander
[2:] dated the 18th Ulto & the
[3:] other from N. Sayegh
[4:] of the 15th Ulto; the latter has
[5:] remitted to my son the
[6:] balance of 500 frcs which
[7:] he had for me; Alexander
[8:] is well & thinks of leaving
[9:] for Vienna on about the
[10:] 10 of April; he has sold
[11:] my 4 Rumelian Lotteries
[12:] for 416 frcs (@ 104 fr each)
[13:] & had to pay 14 frcs for
[14:] charges as stamp duty &
[15:] commission, so the balance
[16:] remain is, 402 frcs, they
[17:] had costed me 560 frcs;
[18:] @ 140 each I paid the
[19:] Ottoman Bank here;

[20:] Weather cloudy and
[21:] light n.w. breeze;
[pg: 168]

11 Frid

[1:] Light n.w. & cloudy weather

[2:] At 5 am I came on
[3:] board the Blosse;

Baghdad to Basreh [11 MAR 1898 — V047_19_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
227 1/2 51,602 16,197 3,,10

[4:] At 5,,30 am we proceeded
[5:] River had risen altogether
[6:] about 2 feet & is standstill;

[7:] At 7,,10 passed the S.S. Khalifah
[8:] going up just above Diala

[9:] At 7,,15 passed Diala,
[10:] At 8,,30 passed Cteciphon;

[11:] Gave tickets to the passengers,
[12:] we have altogether 204 1/2
[13:] (only 2 in 1st C. Cabin a Jew
[14:] Azoory Hyim & his son & servant
[15:] with free Return Ticket from
[16:] S. Lynch & co)~

[17:] At 1,,15 p.m. passed
[18:] Baghdadieh Fort; weather
[19:] still cloudy all over;

[20:] At 3,,5 passed Azizieh
[21:] At 6,,20 we grounded at the
[22:] top of Sheresh, took an anchor
[pg: 169]
[1:] out & hove her off; weather
[2:] cloudy in some parts, we
[3:] intend to run down to Coot;

[4:] At 7,,15 we got off & proceeded,

[5:] At 9,,10 passed Memlah,
[6:] At 10 passed the S.S. Ressafah
[7:] & Barge bound up~

12 Satur

1898 Mch

[A47_170_03:109]

[8:] At 1,,45 am arrived at
[9:] Coot, weather cloudy but
[10:] moonlight; Landed 25
[11:] passengers and 61 packages,
[12:] Recieved letter & Papers from
[13:] Henry; The Khalifah had
[14:] 234,541 Okes, but not many
[15:] passengers;

[16:] At 5,,30 am we left Coot,
[17:] took 15 passengers;

[18:] At 12 am landed 2 of
[19:] Amara passengers at Ali
[20:] Gherbi & went on at 0,,5
[21:] p.m.; weather clearing up
[22:] & getting fine~

[23:] At 7,,10 p.m. arrived at
[24:] Amara landed 46 1/2 Passengers
[25:] and 93 packages~

[26:] Shipped 7 cases of Pelican
[pg: 170]
[1:] Feathers of AbdulKadur Khdery

[2:] At 9 left Amara~
[3:] At 10,,15 anchored above
[4:] Aboo Sedra;

13 Sund

[A47_170_09:110]

[A47_171_05:111]

[5:] Light n.w. & cloudy weather
[6:] At 5,,30 am proceeded,
[7:] Took 8 passengers from Amara
[8:] (2 women in 1st Class, family
[9:] of a Police Commissaire at Basreh
[10:] Kadem Effendi)

[11:] At 7,,20 passed Kalat Saleh;
[12:] At 8,,20 passed the S.S. Baghdad
[13:] & Barge going up;

[14:] At 10,,20 passed Azair;
[15:] S.Erly breeze & hazy~

[16:] At 1 p.m. landed 2 passengs.
[17:] at Gorna & went on at 1,,5

[18:] At 5,,15 arrived at Basreh,
[19:] the SS. Arabistan is up here she
[20:] has left quarantine; also the
[21:] Comet & Mossul; and in
[22:] the Quarantine down below
[23:] there are the Persian St. Mobile
[24:] and the SS. Tripoli for Gray
[25:] Mackenzie~ The mail
[26:] Str. Patna has left this
[pg: 171]
[1:] morning~ Rezooki Sayegh
[2:] came to me & we went
[3:] up to their house saw Rufail,
[4:] He has obtained a bill for
[5:] 31 1/2 £ Stg; on London payable
[6:] to Strick & co for the passage
[7:] of Eliza from Marseilles to
[8:] Basreh & gave it to Jeboory
[9:] Asfar~ I dined with them
[10:] & slept~ A Strong S.Erly
[11:] wind is blowing all the
[12:] night~

14th Mond

1898 Mch

[A47_172_03:112]

Arif Pasha Wali of Basreh dismissed~

[13:] Strong S.Erly wind,
[14:] a high flood tide came on
[15:] as usual in spring tides,
[16:] At 7 1/2 am I came on board
[17:] the Blosse, they are shipping
[18:] & discharging cargo;

[19:] The wind increased in force,
[20:] and the river very rough with
[21:] large high waves washing
[22:] over the sponsoons, especially
[23:] as the steamer is so far
[24:] off the bank nearly in mid-
[25:] stream, weather became
[26:] very cloudy;

[27:] I closed Alexander's letter
[pg: 172]
[1:] dated it up till today and
[2:] have to live it with Rezooki
[3:] to be sent on by the mail which
[4:] leaves this next Sunday the
[5:] 20th. I enclosed for him a french
[6:] Bank note for 100 frcs, also
[7:] a Photo view of the reception
[8:] of the Russian Consul Mr.
[9:] Mashkow, where the Waly
[10:] Atta Allah Pasha & the
[11:] Commander in Chief Rejab Pasha
[12:] were there also Mons Ronet
[13:] the french consul etc etc &
[14:] I registered the letter;

[15:] The wind fell a little at about
[16:] 2 p.m. as the flood tide begun
[17:] to make~

[18:] The Wali of Basreh called
[19:] Arif Pasha who was appointed
[20:] here in Novr 96 is dismissed
[21:] and going up with us and
[22:] all his women & 3 children
[23:] & lots of Kit; an other one
[24:] is appointed in his place
[25:] from Constantiple~

[26:] Wind shifted to n.w. and brought
[27:] dust & haze but by 5 it
[pg: 173]
[1:] cleared off & became fine;
[2:] Rufail, Rezooki & Rezooki
[3:] Angoorly, Ali Beg of the Tapo
[4:] called on me; a lot of people
[5:] came to see the Waly off;
[6:] We finished cargo by 5 p.m.
[7:] Flood tide made at 2 p.m.
[8:] we are waiting until it
[9:] turns Ebb; Weather is fine
[10:] & calm;~ Again Capt Cowley
[11:] said he wont start until the
[12:] moon rises~

Basreh to Baghdad [14 MAR 1898 — V047_20_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
226 1/2 150,345 15,414 4,,10

15 Tuesd

1898 Mch

[A47_174_03:113]

[A47_174_06:114]

[A47_174_12:115]

[A47_174_15:116] حسقيل عزرا

[A47_174_22:117]

River rising

[A47_175_14:118]

[A47_175_18:119]

1898 March

[13:] At 0,,35 AM. We proceeded,
[14:] Ship drawing 4 feet 10 Inches;
[15:] weather rather warm~

[16:] At 7,,35 landed 4 passengers
[17:] at Gorna & went on at 7,,40

[18:] Modte n.w. Wind, getting
[19:] fine~

[20:] At 0,,30 p.m. passed
[21:] Azair~

[22:] We have altogether 145
[23:] passengers (12 in 1st Class,
[24:] they are the Wali of Basreh
[25:] Arif Pasha, his family of 7
[27:] women & 2 children
[pg: 174]
[1:] in all 9, even about 2 or three
[2:] are female servants had paid
[3:] for 1st Class occupying 3 double
[4:] bunks cabins; also a young
[5:] American merchant from
[6:] Philadelphia a Mr. Olberman,
[7:] and Mr. Veevers the Governt
[8:] English Engineers who had gone
[9:] up with us two trips ago &
[10:] came down in the Comet
[11:] with Coll. Lock; & a young
[12:] Missionary Mr. Barnyng
[13:] going to Amara, and one
[14:] Jew in 2nd Class Cabin, Huzkail
[15:] Ezra Elisha coming from
[16:] London) We have 7 Persians
[17:] with through tickets from
[18:] Bushire this time, they have
[19:] made their 10 Quarantine at
[20:] Basreh~

[21:] The Wali of Basreh has
[22:] been only about 16 months
[23:] there & now leaves with a
[24:] nice fortune made of nearly
[25:] 30,000 TLiras, it is the largest
[26:] sum that any former Governor
[27:] had been able to squeeze
[28:] out from the Sheikhs and
[29:] merchants & other bribery
[pg: 175]

[1:] Detained 20 minutes at the Elbow,
[2:] River is rising & the n.w.
[3:] wind is cold, it has been
[4:] Colder during the day than
[5:] what it was this morning;

[6:] At 5,,50 p.m. landed 5 passengers
[7:] at Kalat Saleh & took
[8:] one & left at 5,,55; They
[9:] say here that there is a high
[10:] rise of the river coming
[11:] down~

[12:] We are not flying the flag
[13:] for the Waly Arif Pasha,
[14:] because we have no Turkish
[15:] flag, & he has not brought
[16:] also one with him;

[17:] At 11,,10 p.m. arrived at
[18:] Amara, landed 27½ passengers
[19:] (one 1st Class the Missionary
[20:] Mr. Barnyng) Took in 10 Tons
[21:] Coal & shipped some Skins
[22:] & Ghee; River is very high
[23:] here, a sudden rise came
[24:] on, & it is still rising~
[pg: 176]

16 Wednes Th @ 5.48

[1:] At 1,,30 AM we left Amara,
[2:] light n.w. & fine Cool weather,
[3:] we are going slow, the
[4:] river has reached up to the
[5:] top of the bank~

[6:] Took from Amara 45
[7:] passengers, including Haji
[8:] Abdulghani Khdery in 1st Class
[9:] & servant with free Return Ticket
[10:] passage by S Lynch & Co;

[11:] At 9,,30 passed Ali Sherghi
[12:] just 8 hours from Amara,

[13:] At 3,,45 p.m. landed 2 passengers
[14:] at Ali Gherbi, took one and
[15:] went on at 3,,50, the river
[16:] is well high, they have irrigated
[17:] here through all the Canals,
[18:] & people are glad for having
[19:] got this rise;

[20:] We have made a Turkish
[21:] flag today on board and
[22:] hoisted it for the Wali
[23:] Arif Pasha~

[24:] At 8,,50 p.m. landed 3 Passengers
[25:] at Sheikh Saad & Went on
[26:] at 8,,55~

[27:] Weather fine clear & cold,
[pg: 177]

17 Thursd Th @ 5.46

1898 Mch

[1:] Light n.w. & fine cold weather

[2:] At 4 am arrived at
[3:] Coot, landed 9 passengers & 3
[4:] packages; Took in 10 Tons of
[5:] coal; Left Henry's letter &
[6:] manifests here; we shipped 24
[7:] packages of Lamb skins and
[8:] Copperware~ The river here
[9:] is at a standstill since last
[10:] night, the rise has only attained
[11:] about 4 feet below the bank,
[12:] they could not irrigate the
[13:] desert from the canals.~

[14:] At 5,,50 we left Coot,
[15:] Took 34½ passengers;

[16:] At 8,,20 passed the Baghdad
[17:] and Barge going up at
[18:] Umel Boomy~

[19:] At 1,,35 p.m. passed Memlah,
[20:] Weather getting cloudy;
[21:] River showing signs of falling
[22:] hereabout the banks are
[23:] about 5 feet above the river

[24:] We passed the S.S. Phrat
[25:] & Barge going down at 11,,45
[26:] am;

[27:] At 5,,30 p.m. passed the
[28:] S.S. Khalifah going down
[pg: 178]
[1:] at Um Sneyem, I saw Mr.
[2:] Jacqrèz & Mr. Delrieu the
[3:] two french Civil Engineers
[4:] going down to go to France,

[5:] S. Erly breeze & clouds are
[6:] working up;

[7:] At 10.30 P.M. passed Azizieh,

18th Frid The @ 5.45

1898 Mch

[A47_180_06:120]

[A47_180_09:121]

[8:] S. Erly breeze & little cloudy,

[9:] At 2,,30 AM passed Baghdadieh
[10:] Fort~ At 5,,35 landed
[11:] 2 passengers Jews at Swerah
[12:] Village & went on at 5,,40~
[13:] Weather getting cloudy with
[14:] fresh wind from S. Et;
[15:] River has fallen about one
[16:] foot,~ The 2 passengers were
[17:] landed about half an hour
[18:] above Swera~ There is a
[19:] little rise of the River;

[20:] At 9.30 passed Bostan Kesreh
[21:] The wind is blowing very Strong
[22:] & cloudy all over; A thick
[23:] dust came on by 10½ through
[24:] the strong wind which is blowing
[25:] that the other side of the river
[26:] is scarcely visible

[27:] At 12 passed Ctesiphon
[pg: 179]

[1:] At 2,,40 p.m. passed Diala
[2:] River; the wind & dust have
[3:] fallen down a little;

[4:] At 4 p.m. I landed below
[5:] the Bridge, the steamer having
[6:] gone alongside the bank
[7:] to await the opening of the
[8:] Bridge & to land 2 Cows we
[9:] have on board from Basreh,
[10:] as they had opened the Bridge
[11:] on the other side of the river
[12:] & on our going to pass it,
[13:] we touched the sand bank
[14:] & were detained 1/2 hour,

[15:] I met a Sakka with his
[16:] donkey which I rode in
[17:] to town, arrived at Alice's
[18:] house, at 4,,45, went in for
[19:] 10 minutes & came home,
[20:] saw Eliza, she gave me
[21:] a letter, from Alexander
[22:] having arrived yesterday
[23:] by Damascus Post dated
[24:] the 25 Ulto; also a letter
[25:] from Mr. J. Böhm from Vienna
[26:] of the 25th Ulto & a letter from
[27:] my niece Effie from Cairo
[28:] of the 20th Ulto~
[pg: 180]

[1:] Johny & Artin my nephews
[2:] called & they stayed & dined
[3:] with us, The Blosse Lynch
[4:] arrived at 6½ p.m.~ There
[5:] is only the Ressafah here,

[6:] Mr. Mashkow the Russian
[7:] Consul & his wife left Baghdad
[8:] yesterday via Deir and
[9:] Damascus
[10:] Mr. Grougloff who arrived
[11:] here via Persia is appointed
[12:] here as consul, he was here
[13:] about 4 years ago as Chancellier
[14:] or Acting Consul;

[15:] No rain has fallen here
[16:] in these days & the provision
[17:] and Grains are still very dear,

[18:] The river is falling;

19 Satur Th@ 5.50

Raining.

[19:] Light S. Erly breeze & cloudy
[20:] gloomy all over; Today
[21:] is a Holyday of St Joseph,

[22:] I came on board at 8
[23:] am, wrote out my letters,
[24:] sent money to the Office and
[25:] at 10½ went home, People
[26:] are coming still to wish me
[27:] a good Holyday;~
[pg: 181]

[1:] I took a warm bath in the
[2:] afternoon, & people continue to
[3:] visit us, I am so enraged at this
[4:] beastly custum they have in
[5:] Baghdad, they are so fond of
[6:] visiting houses as if it was a
[7:] special duty they must do;

[8:] Weather is changing for the worse
[9:] S. Erly wind & cloudy, During
[10:] the night it rained a little,
[11:] and blew strong~

20th Sund Ther @ 5.50

1898 Mch

[12:] Strong S. Erly wind & very cloudy
[13:] at about 6 am it begun to
[14:] rain steadily; at 8½ I went
[15:] to church in the rain and
[16:] then called with Antone on the
[17:] french Priests, Habib Chiha,
[18:] Asfar, Catterina Yaghchi, it
[19:] is continually raining, came
[20:] home at 12, Rain ceased
[21:] at noon after 6 hours continual,
[22:] the streets are very swampy
[23:] & muddy~ At 2 p.m. I
[24:] called on Sister Medula,
[25:] on Menusha, Sister Emilia
[26:] & Alice & on Sister Eliza
[27:] came home at 6, very muddy
[28:] streets; weather clearing
[29:] up & getting fine~
[pg: 182]

[1:] At about noon I received
[2:] a Telegram from Alexandre
[3:] Paris, thus;

[4:] "Joseph Svoboda
[5:] Baghdad
[6:] Bonne fête
[7:] Alexandre

[8:] I was very glad to hear his news
[9:] I think the telegram was sent
[10:] on the 18th~

[11:] Light n.w. breeze~

21 Mond Ther @ 5.48

[12:] Modte n.w. & foggy cloudy
[13:] weather; at 8 am I came
[14:] on board;~ Weather clearing
[15:] up & getting fine, The
[16:] Ressafah is still inside
[17:] discharging; & we are to
[18:] leave on Thursday;

[19:] At 10 went home weather
[20:] cloudy, it rained for 10 minutes,
[21:] Menusha & Louisa called
[22:] on us at 2 p.m.~

[23:] The S.S. Baghdad & Barge
[24:] arrived at 3½ p.m.~

[25:] Weather cloudy but
[26:] Light N.W. breeze~
[pg: 183]

22 Tuesd The @ 5.48

1898 Mch

[1:] Light n.w. & cloudy,
[2:] but clearing up; At 8
[3:] am called on Sister Eliza
[4:] & at 10 passed in Lynch's
[5:] Office & came on board,

[6:] The River is rising fast,
[7:] it rose about 3 feet & is
[8:] still rising~

[9:] Capt Cowley, Mr. Bottomly
[10:] & our Mate went down in
[11:] the Steam Launch of Lynch
[12:] & our big boat to the Kher
[13:] near the Island where a
[14:] Coal boat is sunk belonging
[15:] to the Company, to lash
[16:] her with a chain on to
[17:] the Poplar trees until the
[18:] low Season comes;

[19:] The Ressafah went out &
[20:] the Blosse Lynch went in
[21:] & commenced discharging
[22:] Cargo~

[23:] At 11 went home & returned
[24:] at 1½ p.m. There is very little
[25:] cargo to ship~ Weather
[26:] getting cloudy~

[27:] The river keeps rising~
[pg: 184]

[1:] At 4 p.m. I left the ship & called
[2:] on Sister Medula till 5½ & came
[3:] home; Polus Serkis & his nephew
[4:] Yacoob Naoom Serkis and
[5:] Yousif Georgi Asfar called on
[6:] us.~

[7:] S. Erly breeze & fine;

23 Wedn.

[A47_185_11:122]

1898 Mch

[8:] S. Erly breeze & cloudy weather,
[9:] At 7½ am I called on Antone
[10:] Marine and at 8½ I came
[11:] on board, found the river
[12:] had risen very high; it rose
[13:] 3 feet since last night, there
[14:] is about 5 bricks more to
[15:] reach its proper high rise
[16:] for irrigation in this part
[17:] around Baghdad; This was
[18:] the highest it had Attained
[19:] last year & people could
[20:] not irrigate their cultivation,

[21:] The bridge is cut open
[22:] since yesterday evening,

[23:] The S.S. Ressafah and
[24:] Barge left at 6 am;

[25:] At 11 I went to breakfast &
[26:] came back at 12~
[pg: 185]
[1:] River keeps rising~

[2:] I closed Alexander's letter
[3:] for tomorrow's Post and dated
[4:] it tomorrow, also a letter
[5:] for Mr. J. Böhm & one for
[6:] Nessoory Sayegh & I sent them
[7:] to the Post Office~

[8:] The river is at a Standstill
[9:] since noon;

[10:] Our second Mate Mr. Hatfield
[11:] has received a letter from
[12:] the Agent of S Lynch & co (Mr.
[13:] Bottomly) in which they
[14:] complain in a very strong term
[15:] of his bad behaviour on
[16:] board with regard to an Accus-
[17:] ation by a Jewess prostitude
[18:] made against him in the Office,
[19:] and also his neglect once
[20:] in delivering the mail at
[21:] Basreh in Augt, & was given
[22:] to the Khalifah on her way
[23:] down, also in leaving the
[24:] steamer once when she
[25:] was on the point of starting
[26:] from Baghdad without
[27:] asking her Commander
[pg: 186]
[1:] and remained behind
[2:] on pretence of his being
[3:] ill etc, and therefore he
[4:] is discharged from the
[5:] Company's Service this time
[6:] on our arrival at Basreh
[7:] and is to proceed down to
[8:] Kurachi being the first
[9:] English Port~ Mr. Hatfield
[10:] has decidedly carried this
[11:] neglect of duty and the frequent
[12:] visits of bad women into his
[13:] cabin to excess, Otherwise
[14:] he is sober and of good
[15:] & mild temper, he certainly
[16:] has followed what other
[17:] officers are doing in both
[18:] steamers~

[19:] At 6 p.m. I went home,
[20:] S. Erly breeze but fine weather

24 Thursd

[21:] At 5 am I came on
[22:] board, found the river
[23:] had fallen about 1 foot,

[24:] Our Anchor got buried
[25:] & jammed & had to live
[pg: 187]
[1:] it behind.

Baghdad to Basreh [24 MAR 1898 — V047_21_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
118 40,430 10,663 ¼ 3,,8

[A47_187_21:123]

[A47_187_25:124]

1898 Mch

[A47_189_20:125]

[2:] At 6,,55 proceeded, after
[3:] living our anchor buried,
[4:] ship is light having 40,000
[5:] Okes only cargo~

[6:] At 8,,10 passed Diala river,
[7:] the rise has got well up to
[8:] nearly 2 feet from the banks
[9:] here about, all the canals
[10:] are irrigating; This is a
[11:] great blessing to the cultivators
[12:] but it is coming rather late,

[13:] Gave tickets & finished
[14:] with the passengers~
[15:] We have Altogether 95
[16:] (one in 1st Class Mr. Olberman
[17:] the same American young
[18:] Merchant who came up this
[19:] time with us)~ Three are
[20:] free included~

[21:] At 9,,5 met the Comet
[22:] coming up just at Ctesiphon
[23:] Coll Lock being on board,
[24:] also Capt Forbes the British
[25:] Consul of Basreh, she sent
[26:] her boat & took the Packet
[27:] for Coll Lock & we went
[pg: 188]
[1:] on at 9,,10, the Comet had
[2:] left Basreh on Friday~

[3:] At 9,,30 passed the S.S. Mossul
[4:] & Barge going up;

[5:] At 0,,50 p.m. passed Baghdadieh
[6:] Fort;~

[7:] At 2,,15 passed Azizieh;
[8:] At 3,,50 we stopped for the
[9:] Khalifah coming up just
[10:] in the middle reach of
[11:] Shedief, she whisseled us, &
[12:] sent her through specie on
[13:] board, as she got down on
[14:] Sunday evening and the
[15:] mail boat had left that
[16:] morning; I got Henry's letter
[17:] & my papers also a packet
[18:] of french papers from
[19:] Alexander from Paris;

[20:] At 4,,10 we weighed and
[21:] proceeded~ The Khalifah
[22:] is deep having over 227,000
[23:] Okes & over 200 passengers,

[24:] At 6 p.m. passed Memlah
[25:] weather getting cloudy
[pg: 189]
[1:] & very light S. Easter,

[2:] At 9,,20 p.m. arrived at Coot
[3:] landed 10 passengers & 77
[4:] packages; & remained for
[5:] the night; The river here has
[6:] reached nearly to the top of
[7:] the banks~

25 Frid The @ 5.60

1898 Mch

[8:] Light n.w. & fine~ At 5
[9:] am we left Coot, Took 14
[10:] passengers; The river has
[11:] flooded some parts of the
[12:] banks, and some embankments
[13:] are carried off & the water
[14:] is rushing into the desert;

[15:] The snow is still covering
[16:] the range of Lohristan hills
[17:] the higher range behind
[18:] the the lower one~

[19:] At 10,,30 passed Ali Gherbi
[20:] some Sudds broken just below
[21:] the Village & innondated all
[22:] the desert around the Tomb of
[23:] Ali Gherbi only the Tomb itself
[24:] is standing visible, but they
[25:] are closing them;

[26:] At 5 p.m. arrived at Amara
[27:] landed 19½ passengers &
[28:] 59 packages; The Ressafah
[pg: 190]
[1:] is here just arrived on her
[2:] way down; weather cloudy
[3:] and light Erly breeze~

[4:] At 6,,25 left Amara, Took
[5:] 12 passengers; Cloudy weather
[6:] warm & calm;

[7:] At 7,,30 we rounded and
[8:] anchored above Aboo Sedra,

26 Saturd The @ 5.62

[A47_191_18:126]

[A47_191_25:127]

[9:] Light S. Erly & cloudy a little

[10:] At 5,,15 am proceeded;
[11:] Detained 10 minutes below the
[12:] Elbow reach~

[13:] At 10 passed Azair~
[14:] At 0,,45 p.m. passed Gorna,
[15:] S. Erly wind and cloudy all
[16:] over~

[17:] At 5 p.m. arrived at
[18:] Basreh~ The mail Str. Simla
[19:] is in quarantine she arrived
[20:] this morning & leaves tomorrow
[21:] in the afternoon no other Steamers
[22:] are here, The Arabistan has
[23:] left about 6 days ago~
[24:] Rezooki Sayegh, R. Angoorly,
[25:] Nassoory Andrea etc
[26:] came to me~
[pg: 191]
[1:] We are not going to leave
[2:] tomorrow, being Sunday,

[3:] I went up with Rezooki to
[4:] their house, on the way called
[5:] on Asfar saw Jeboory &
[6:] his family; and after an hour
[7:] we went to Rufail where
[8:] we saw also Yousif Marine
[9:] dined & slept there~

27 Sund

1898 Mch;

[A47_192_19:128]

[A47_192_23:129]

[10:] Light S. Erly & cloudy weather
[11:] at 8 am I came on board;
[12:] we are discharging cargo;

[13:] At 11 am Yousif & Rezooki
[14:] came to me, I gave Rezooki
[15:] my letter Registered for Alexander
[16:] Paris & enclosed for him a
[17:] Bank note for 100 frcs, also
[18:] a letter for August Tonietti
[19:] & enclosed his mother's Photo;
[20:] 2 Copies to Cairo~ I
[21:] then went in to Basreh with
[22:] them, We called on Tookyeh
[23:] & Rezooki Angoorly, also
[24:] on Ali Beg Mudir of
[25:] Tapo, & on Kass Yousif
[26:] Georjieh the Assyrian Priest
[27:] & came to Tookyeh we
[pg: 192]
[1:] had Tea & then came out
[2:] to the Ship, Rezooki Angurly
[3:] also came with us;
[4:] we are shipping Cargo;

[5:] At 5 p.m. I went up to Jeboory
[6:] Asfar to dine & sleep there.
[7:] Rufail has an invitation of
[8:] some Turkish friends to dine
[9:] & sleep also Yousif Marine,
[10:] Jeboory & his family had gone
[11:] in to Basreh to church, I sad
[12:] with Johny Birjony who is
[13:] still here & going up with
[14:] us to Amara~

[15:] The SS. Ressafah came
[16:] down last night,

[17:] The Mail Str Simla left
[18:] this afternoon; Our second
[19:] Mate Mr. Hatfield who has
[20:] been discharged this time in
[21:] Baghdad went down in
[22:] her to Kurachi; also Mr.
[23:] Jacquerez the french Engineer
[24:] left for France, but is
[25:] going to spend about 2
[26:] months in India & Egypt,
[pg: 193]

28 Mond

1898 Mch

[A47_194_02:130]

[1:] Light breeze & very cloudy
[2:] all over & gloomy; I had
[3:] tea at Asfar & came on
[4:] board at 8 am; Lots of
[5:] passengers are also coming
[6:] the Deck is getting full
[7:] & the Cabins too, People
[8:] from Bahrein & Bushire
[9:] are making their 10 days
[10:] Quarantine here and
[11:] allowed to proceed;
[12:] Roofail, Rezooki, Rezooki
[13:] Angoorly, Ali Beg of Tapo
[14:] and others came on board

[15:] We received the mail at 4 p.m:
[16:] and are waiting for the flood
[17:] tide to turn Ebb; & also the
[18:] wind blowing a N. Easter;
[19:] the ship is crowded with
[20:] passengers also the Cabins;
[21:] taken by Jews and Christians

[22:] Weather clearing up
[23:] & getting fine;
[pg: 194]

Basreh to Baghdad [28 MAR 1898 — V047_22_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
353 1/2 136,978 25,767 1/2 4,,10

[A47_194_04:131]

[1:] At 8 P.M. we left Basreh
[2:] Light N. Erly breeze and
[3:] fine~ Weather Keeps warm
[4:] and sultry~

29 Tuesd

[A47_195_08:132]

[A47_195_12:133]

[A47_195_18:134]

1898 Mch

[5:] Light N.W. & fine~ At 2,,15
[6:] am. landed 6 passengers at
[7:] Gorna (one is Akif Effendi
[8:] the Kaimakam of Gorna an
[9:] old friend of mine, he is the
[10:] Grand son of the late learned
[11:] Mufty Mahmood el Aloosy)
[12:] Went on at 2,,20 took one
[13:] passenger~

[14:] At 8,,15 passed Azair
[15:] Finished with the Passengers
[16:] Tickets~

[17:] Detained opposite Ghumeyjeh
[18:] Canal, stuck near the bank
[19:] from 9 till 9.30 until got
[20:] off by a bower Anchor;
[21:] the River Keeps Very high
[22:] here overflowing some
[23:] parts of the Marshes;
[pg: 195]

[1:] At 2,,10 P.M. landed 6 Passengers
[2:] at Kalat Saleh & went on
[3:] at 2,,15 took 1 passenger;

[4:] We have altogether 244 1/2
[5:] passengers from Basreh,
[6:] (11 in 1st Class, they are Yacoob
[7:] Eassayi; Jemil Effendi son of
[8:] Abdulghany Effendi in the Police
[9:] Department; 2 Jewesses family
[10:] of Yacoob Khomara, Dowd
[11:] Haddouny; de Bona a
[12:] Clerk Maltese of Hotz & Co but
[13:] paying 2nd fare at Captain's
[14:] desire, Johny Birjony to Amara,
[15:] Hannosh, Lynch Brothers Clerk
[16:] his wife & brother in Law &
[17:] 2 Servants free, a Jew
[18:] Azoori Hyim & his son with
[19:] free Ret Ticket from S Lynch
[20:] & Co; and one in 2nd Class the
[21:] Sister of Yacoob Ilo the
[22:] Clerk of Rezooki Angoorly)
[23:] We have great confusion in
[24:] the Saloon & Aft with this
[25:] sort of people; that I am
[26:] shut up in my cabin;

[27:] At 7,,40 arrived at Amara
[28:] landed 22 passengers (one
[29:] 1st Class Johny Berjony)
[pg: 196]
[1:] We took 4 Tons Coal; Shipped
[2:] one Mare @ 12 Mejidies,
[3:] also 100 Bags of Rice of
[4:] Abdulkadur Khdery @ 2 Rps
[5:] per Bag of 80 Okes, & some
[6:] Skins & Ghee~

[7:] At 10 P.M. left Amara
[8:] Fine clear weather & light
[9:] N.W. breeze;

30 Wedn.

[10:] Light S. Erly & cloudy a little,
[11:] at 6,,30 am. passed Ali Sherghi,
[12:] The river has fallen about 1
[13:] foot since its highest rise;

[14:] Gave tickets to 37 Amara
[15:] passengers~

[16:] At 9,,20 passed the Baghdad
[17:] & Barge going down;

[18:] Wind shifted to Modte N.W.
[19:] & still cloudy~

[20:] At 1 P.M. landed 2 passengers
[21:] at Ali Gherbi & went on
[22:] at 1,,5~

[23:] At 6,,45 P.M. passed Sheikh
[24:] Saad~ Fine Clear Weather
[25:] & light N.W. breeze~
[pg: 197]

31 Thursd

1898 April

[1:] Light N.W. & fine weather,
[2:] River is rising~

[3:] At 3 AM arrived at Coot,
[4:] landed 20 1/2 passengers and
[5:] 37 Tins Ghee & 7 packages Sugar
[6:] Took 10 Tons of Coal; A
[7:] great many passengers came
[8:] the Deck is full & have taken
[9:] their place on the lower Deck
[10:] & Sponsoons; the Captain wanted
[11:] to turn them out, but they
[12:] wont go, the Ship is very crowded
[13:] & deep~ The river rose
[14:] about 2 feet, but has not
[15:] attained its former rise,

[16:] At 6 we left Coot, Took
[17:] 69 Passengers~

[18:] At 3 P.M. anchored at
[19:] Bughela above the Village
[20:] took a rope on shore and
[21:] hove on close to the bank
[22:] to repair the Starboard
[23:] wheel & put a float in it,
[24:] and also to bury a small
[25:] Jew Child died on board,

[26:] At 4,,20 proceeded~
[27:] At 4,,50 passed Memlah
[pg: 198]

[1:] At 5,,30 passed the S.S.
[2:] Khalifah at Summer
[3:] Going down, I saw Catherina
[4:] Yaghchi in her going to
[5:] spend few days with her
[6:] daughter Terrooza;~

[7:] At 11,,30 we anchored at
[8:] Shedief it became cloudy &
[9:] begun to blow fresh, and
[10:] then it rained a little with
[11:] some lightning & thunder,

1st Frid Th@ 5.60

[12:] Light S. Erly breeze & weather
[13:] clearing up;

[14:] At 5,,30 am we left Shedief,
[15:] River is standstill, this rise
[16:] has not attained to its former
[17:] rise of last week; it is
[18:] about 5 feet below the
[19:] banks~

[20:] At 10,,15 am passed
[21:] Azizieh, the river is rising
[22:] a little~

[23:] At 1,,20 P.M. passed
[24:] the S.S. Mossul & Barge going
[25:] down at Gutnyeh~
[pg: 199]

[1:] At 3,,15 passed Baghdadieh
[2:] Fort~

3: 2d Satur

1898 April

[3:] At 1,,35 am we anchored
[4:] below Temreh reach,

[5:] At 5,, Proceeded, weather
[6:] Cloudy a little, the river is
[7:] standstill, it is about 6 feet
[8:] below the bank; we are
[9:] going awfully slow;

[10:] At 7,,15 Passed Ctesiphon
[11:] At 10 passed Diala river,
[12:] At 11,,20 we went alongside
[13:] the bank at Gherrara Garden
[14:] to land the 2 Mares & a Donkey
[15:] We have about 100 passengers
[16:] landed also; I went also
[17:] & walked in to town,
[18:] arrived at about 0 3/4 P.M.
[19:] Saw Eliza, I found 2 letters
[20:] from Alexander of the 4
[21:] & 11 Ulto, both arrived by
[22:] the last mail of Thursday
[23:] he is well & getting ready
[24:] to start for Vienna by
[25:] the end of this month, and
[26:] is going to leave the
[pg: 200]
[1:] the lodgings with Ibrahim
[2:] Gejou at 22 Rue Duroc
[3:] & is going to take a room
[4:] in the Hotel of Pas de Calais
[5:] at Rue des St. Pères where
[6:] we were living before,
[7:] he has received the box of
[8:] sweet meats I sent him
[9:] by the Alphonse Parran
[10:] to Port Said~

[11:] The Blosse Lynch arrived
[12:] at 1,,45 P.M.~

[13:] I took a warm bath, it
[14:] is getting rather warm to
[15:] have fire in the Bath,

[16:] Light N.W. & fine weather

3 Sund

[17:] Light N.W. & fine~ At
[18:] 7 1/2 am I called on Antone
[19:] Marine & then we went to
[20:] Church, I then called on
[21:] Eliza Erame; Sister Medula
[22:] & on Menusha & came
[23:] home at 12~ At 2 P.M.
[24:] called on Sister Eliza and
[pg: 201]

[1:] on Alice & Emilia & came
[2:] home at 5 1/2 P.M.

[3:] Light N.W. & fine weather,
[4:] rather warm in the room
[5:] at night~

4 Mond

1898 April

[6:] Light N.W. & fine~ at 7 1/2
[7:] am Came on board, there
[8:] are no Steamers here, The
[9:] Blosse went alongside to
[10:] discharge cargo;~ I
[11:] went to the Office to Mr. Bottomly
[12:] for money pounds Sterlings &
[13:] took money also Mejidies
[14:] & TLiras to the Office;~
[15:] At 11 came home,

[16:] I wrote Alexander's letter
[17:] also a letter to Monseigneur
[18:] Altmayer at Mossul & sent
[19:] it by today's Post of Constple
[20:] in answer to his Card
[21:] he sent me to greet my
[22:] holyday of St. Joseph;~

[23:] At 5 P.M. Eliza & I went
[24:] over to my Sister Eliza to
[25:] dine there & spend the evening
[26:] sent for our dinner also;

[27:] Emilia & Alice came
[pg: 202]
[1:] there for an hour, we came
[2:] home at 10 P.M~

[3:] The river is rising today,
[4:] it has not reached its former
[5:] rise~

5th Tuesd.

[6:] Light N.W. & hazy with
[7:] some clouds~

[8:] At 8 am came on board,
[9:] we are discharging, and
[10:] also shipping cargo; The
[11:] Jew will go into their holyday
[12:] on Thursday~ At 10 went
[13:] to call on Sister Medula &
[14:] then came home had
[15:] breakfast at 1 P.M. I
[16:] came on board~

[17:] We shipped some through cargo,
[18:] there is Vartan taking and
[19:] Mr. Reynolds the Chief Mate is
[20:] out Cricketing; I left at 5
[21:] Came home, Weather Cloudy
[22:] Antone Marine called, also
[23:] Eliahoo Denoos the Residency
[24:] Banker~

6th Wedn.

[25:] Light N.W. & cloudy all
[26:] over sultry~ At 8 am
[27:] I came on board~
[pg: 203]

[1:] Finished Alexander's letter
[2:] for tomorrow's Post, also a
[3:] letter for the Handels Museums
[4:] in Vienna;

[5:] We finished loading at 4 P.M.
[6:] having shipped a great deal
[7:] of cargo Mostly gallnuts,

[8:] I went home, at 5, Eliza
[9:] was at Church I also went
[10:] for a short time there were
[11:] Prayers & Service for the
[12:] Good Friday;~ Artin called
[13:] on us~ Weather cloudy,

7th Thursd Th@ 5.58

[14:] Light N.W. & fine~

[15:] At 4 1/2 am I came on
[16:] board~

Baghdad to Basreh [7 APR 1898 — V047_23_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
209 105,064 18,868 4,,3

1898 April

[A47_204_03:135]

[A47_204_23:136]

[A47_204_25:137]

[17:] At 5 AM. We left Baghdad
[18:] At 6,,10 passed the SS. Ressafah
[19:] going up, below Gherrara
[20:] Bridge~

[21:] At 6,,45 passed Diala
[22:] River; Cold N.W. Wind and
[23:] fine Weather;

[24:] At 7.45 passed Ctesiphon
[pg: 204]

[1:] At 11 am landed 3 passengers
[2:] at Swera & went on at 11,,15.
[3:] At 11,,50 passed Baghdadieh,

[4:] We have altogether
[5:] 162 1/2 Passengers including
[6:] Capt Forbes the English Consul
[7:] of Basreh in 1st Class and
[8:] two servants free passage,
[9:] (7 in 1st Class, Capt Forbes
[10:] Mr. Veevers the Engineer; The
[11:] Reis el Jeza for Basreh Jamal
[12:] Beg, Mahd. son H. Ahmed
[13:] Nema & a female, and
[14:] Naoomy son of Korkis Tessy
[15:] & Rezooki Beshoory with free
[16:] Retn. Ticket)

[17:] At 1,,30 landed a Bundle
[18:] of Specie at Azizieh & went
[19:] on at 1,,35;

[20:] At 3,,10 P.M. met the SS
[21:] Khalifah coming up at Shedief
[22:] She stopped & sent Capt.n
[23:] Forbe's Letters; I received a
[24:] letter from Henry, he says
[25:] that he has left my papers
[26:] & letters at Coot, the
[pg: 205]
[1:] Khalifah has 385 Passengs
[2:] in all & 230,000 Okes;
[3:] We went on at 3,,15;

[4:] At 5,,30 P.M. passed Memlah
[5:] At 7,,5 passed the SS. Baghdad
[6:] & Barge going up at
[7:] Um el Ajaji~ Light N.W.
[8:] & fine clear Weather,
[9:] Moon 17 days Old;

[10:] At 9,,10 arrived at Coot
[11:] landed 32 passengers (one free)
[12:] and 75 Packages, Received
[13:] Henry's letter & my Papers &
[14:] a packet of french papers sent
[15:] by Alexander, We finished
[16:] & remained for the night

8 Frid

1898 April

[A47_206_12:138]

[A47_206_19:139]

[17:] Light N.W. & fine weather

[18:] At 4,,10 am we left Coot
[19:] took 21 1/2 passengers~

[20:] At 9,,50 landed 5 passengers
[21:] at Ali Gherbi & took 3 and
[22:] Went on at 10,,5;

[23:] Weather became Cloudy &
[24:] Sultry & warm~

[25:] At 3,,40 P.M. passed the
[pg: 206]
[1:] S.S. Mossul & Barge bound
[2:] up~

[3:] At 4,,40 P.M. Arrived
[4:] at Amara, landed 32
[5:] passengers and 34 Packages
[6:] The river keeps high here,

[7:] At 5,,45 left Amara
[8:] We took 15 Zaptyes with
[9:] us as escort this time
[10:] instead of 5 or 6 as usual,
[11:] the Khalifah had them
[12:] also this time, it is on
[13:] Account of the Arabs
[14:] of Hassan el Khayoon
[15:] Sheikh of the Beni Sudd
[16:] who is still at large
[17:] at Howeza & his nephew
[18:] who is imprisoned at
[19:] Nasryeh, Mehelhel they
[20:] say his Arabs came in
[21:] Mashoofs in the Marshes
[22:] some where above Gorna
[23:] and killed 5 men the
[24:] Guard of a mud Fort
[pg: 207]
[1:] & burnt the Huts etc;

[2:] We took 23 passengers~

[3:] At 6,,30 we rounded &
[4:] Came to for the night, in broad
[5:] daylight, weather cloudy
[6:] all over, Light N.W. breeze,

9 Satur

1898 April

[A47_208_17:140]

[A47_208_20:141]

[7:] At 3 am it began to thunder
[8:] with lightning & it rained
[9:] for about one hour;
[10:] Weather remained cloudy

[11:] At 5 am we proceeded
[12:] from Above Aboo Sedra;

[13:] Fresh N. Erly wind blowing,
[14:] At 8,,50 got jammed at the
[15:] bank, in the Elbow the Wind
[16:] blowing strong & had to take
[17:] out an Anchor & hove her
[18:] off the bank; We found that
[19:] 3 Arms of the Port Wheel were
[20:] bent & broken & had to
[21:] remain to repair them,
[22:] The Wind blowing a Strong
[23:] N. Et & then North all the
[24:] time; We are just in the
[25:] bend of the Elbow;~
[26:] At 5 P.M. they finished the
[27:] repair of the wheel; and
[28:] we tryed to get underway
[29:] but she touched the Shoal
[pg: 208]
[1:] at the lower Eastern point
[2:] of the Elbow & grounded
[3:] took ropes on the Opposite
[4:] bank from fore & Aft,
[5:] the Wind still blowing Strong
[6:] and the sun has set,
[7:] So we remained for the night;

[8:] It blew fresh N.W. through
[9:] the night till Midnight;

10 Sund.

1898 April

[A47_210_19:142]

[10:] Easter Sunday Light N.W.
[11:] breeze & fine weather~

[12:] At 5 am we left the Elbow
[13:] the river has overflowed in
[14:] some parts & formed marshes,

[15:] At 6,,15 passed Azair,
[16:] The attack by the Arabs of
[17:] Hassan Khayoon a few days
[18:] ago as I have mentioned the
[19:] day before, was below Azair
[20:] & abov Hmeyan, on the
[21:] Guard of a mud fort and
[22:] Killed 4 Shebanas & one
[23:] Zaptyeh;~

[24:] At 9 landed 5 1/2 passengers
[25:] at Gorna & went on at 9,,5,

[26:] At 0,,45 P.M. arrived at
[27:] Basreh~ The Mail Steamer
[pg: 209]
[1:] "Patna" in quarantine &
[2:] will leave on Tuesday, she
[3:] has had 2 Cases of Plague
[4:] on board on her way up one
[5:] died at Bunder Abbass & the
[6:] Other a Lascar of the steamer
[7:] died on board; The SS. Afghanistan
[8:] is also here in Quarantine
[9:] arrived 2 days ago; I had
[10:] sent Alexander's letter to the
[11:] Post Office thinking the mail
[12:] was going to start today but
[13:] when I heard that she will
[14:] leave on Tuesday Morning
[15:] I took the letter back so as
[16:] to put the Bill I am taking
[17:] from Rufail for 200 frcs which
[18:] he owes me 161 1/2 for the
[19:] Paris Exhibition of 1900 & the
[20:] rest I am paying him, he
[21:] takes a Bill from Asfar in
[22:] Marseilles; Roofail & Rezooki
[23:] came on board & then we
[24:] went up called on Jeboary
[25:] Asfar I gave him the Bundle
[26:] of Carpet I am sending to
[27:] my niece Effie at Cairo to
[28:] the Care of Savon Bazin
[pg: 210]
[1:] at Port Said per S.S. Afghanistan
[2:] leaving Basreh on the
[3:] 1st of May; We then went
[4:] up to Rufails house,
[5:] where I dined & slept with
[6:] them;

11 Mond

[7:] Light N.W. & fine Weather
[8:] at 7 am I came on board,
[9:] the Ship is getting crowded
[10:] with passengers all nearly
[11:] are Bahrenis pilgrims,
[12:] they filled the Deck & We are
[13:] packing them as close as possible,
[14:] at noon, the passengers who
[15:] were in quarantine of last
[16:] week's mail came also
[17:] about 100 of them, some are
[18:] Persians, Arabs etc, also
[19:] Mr. Berk & his wife who
[20:] was in Baghdad with
[21:] Püttmann the merchants
[22:] & had gone to Europe last
[23:] Year after we had left,
[24:] and married the Sister
[25:] of Dr. Hesse's Wife who had
[26:] come up with us about
[27:] three trips ago~
[pg: 211]

[1:] We finished the Cargo at 3 1/2
[2:] P.M., flood made about
[3:] 4 1/2 a Very crowdy Ship
[4:] We have this time; Rufail
[5:] Rezooki & Rezooki Angourly
[6:] called for an hour; We
[7:] received the Mail at 4 1/2

Basreh to Baghdad [11 APR 1898 — V047_24_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
582 100,586 36,130 1/2 4,,8

[8:] At 5 P.M. We proceeded from
[9:] Basreh, ship is drawing 4,,5
[10:] Flood tide just running up
[11:] with us;~ Light N.W. and
[12:] fine cool Weather; the deck
[13:] is crammed with passengers,
[14:] they are mostly all Bahrein
[15:] Arabs;~

[16:] At 10,,30 landed 5 passengers
[17:] at Gorna & went on at 10,,35

[18:] At 11,,40 We anchored
[19:] for the night~ Fine weather
[20:] & moon light night~

12 Tuesd

1898 April

[A47_212_11:143]

[A47_213_04:144]

[A47_213_07:145]

1898 April

[21:] At 4,,30 am. we proceeded
[22:] Fine weather & light N.W. breeze,

[23:] At 7,,45 passed Azair

[24:] I finished with the
[pg: 212]
[1:] Passengers tickets;

[2:] We have altogether 434
[3:] passengers (7 in 1st Class,
[4:] Mr. & Mrs. Berk who came out
[5:] Via Bombay, he married the Sister
[6:] of Mrs. Hesse, Naoomy Korkis &
[7:] Rezooki Beshoory returning with
[8:] us with their free R. Ticket, and
[9:] Rezooki Beshoory's wife and
[10:] her Aunt paying, also the
[11:] Subadar of the Residency
[12:] Sipoys with through 2nd Class
[13:] but put him in 1st Class and
[14:] 3 Bahrein women in 2nd Class
[15:] Cabin)~ 26 Sepoys with T. Tickets

[16:] At 0,,10 P.M. landed 4
[17:] passengers at Kalat Saleh
[18:] and went on at 0,,15~

[19:] At 5,,15 PM. arrived at
[20:] Amara landed 10 passengers
[21:] and the 15 Zaptyeh~
[22:] An awful crowd of Passengers
[23:] rushed on board with their
[24:] Kit Arabs Madans, Turks
[25:] & their Kit & Confusion so
[26:] pressed that it is undiscribable
[27:] & such that I never
[pg: 213]
[1:] saw the like of it, people
[2:] were throwing themselves
[3:] every where below; Wives
[4:] of Medan Sheikhs and their
[5:] followers all put down
[6:] in the passages everywhere,
[7:] The Mufettish of the Senyeh
[8:] Ahmed Yawer Effendi and
[9:] his followers & all his house
[10:] Kit furniture, Goats, Sheep,
[11:] and fowels, in great quantity,
[12:] he took a 1st Class Cabin
[13:] We were trampled under
[14:] foot; Nobody on board
[15:] seems to check the rush,

[16:] We shipped 6 Tons of Coal
[17:] & a lot of Cargo as Rice,
[18:] Skins, Tins of Ghee etc;

[19:] We took again 5 Tons more
[20:] of Coal so as not to stop at
[21:] Coot & go alongside, as we
[22:] cannot take any more
[23:] passengers~

[24:] At 8,,40 left Amara;
[25:] At 10,,45 We touched the shoal
[26:] bank & nearly grounded
[pg: 214]
[1:] but backed off & went on at
[2:] 11~

13 Wedn.

[3:] Light N.W. & fine clear and
[4:] Cool Weather, The river is rising
[5:] it has reached the top of the
[6:] banks~ At 4,,45 passed
[7:] Ali Sherghi~

[8:] Gave tickets to the Amara
[9:] passengers; we have 146
[10:] (2 in 1st Class Cabin Ahmed
[11:] Yawer Effendi the Inspector of the
[12:] Senyeh & his wife)

[13:] At 11 am. landed 3 passengers
[14:] at Ali Gherbi & took one
[15:] & went on at 11,,5;

[16:] At 4,,10 P.M. passed Sheikh
[17:] Saad;

14 Thursd.

Rezooki Maghak Kasperkhan died on 9th Instt;~

[18:] At 0,,20 AM arrived at
[19:] Coot, we did not go alongside
[20:] so as not to get any more
[21:] passengers, we landed 4
[22:] passengers in our Boat, I
[23:] sent Henry's letter & papers,
[24:] We went on at 0,,30 am

[25:] Light S. Erly breeze and
[26:] fine~ The river is falling
[pg: 215]

[1:] At 8,,55 passed Memlah,
[2:] We passed the S.S. Ressafah
[3:] & Barge going down at
[4:] 2 1/2 am this morning;

[5:] At 3,,15 P.M. We met the
[6:] S.S. Khalifah coming down
[7:] We stopped and sent her our
[8:] Specie for Coot which we
[9:] did not deliver last night,
[10:] and we went on from
[11:] Zeljeh at 3,,25, I received
[12:] a letter from Henry, they
[13:] have only 30,000 Okes of Cargo
[14:] and 70 passengers; Henry
[15:] tells me that Rezooki
[16:] son of Maghak Kasperkhan
[17:] died on the 9th Instt from
[18:] an ulcer in the Stomach;

[19:] At 6,,15 P.M. passed Azizieh
[20:] the rest of the mud houses are
[21:] getting eaten away by the
[22:] river;

[23:] At 10,,15 P.M. passed Baghdadieh
[24:] Fort~ Light S. Erly breeze & fine,

15 Frid

1898 April

[A47_217_10:146]

Dr. Rozen German Consul

1898 April

[25:] At 6,,15 AM passed the
[26:] S.S. Mossul & Barge going up
[pg: 216]
[1:] she is about 19 days from Basreh
[2:] & the Khalifah passed her
[3:] yesterday noon at Baghdadieh,
[4:] River has fallen about
[5:] 4 feet~ Clouds hanging
[6:] on~

[7:] At 8 passed Ctesiphon,
[8:] the river has fallen much
[9:] nearly 6 feet;

[10:] At 10.55 passed Diala
[11:] River~

[12:] Today is just one year
[13:] since we left Baghdad for
[14:] Europe with my wife and
[15:] son Alexander;

[16:] At 12 am I landed at Gherrara
[17:] and found a Donkey of Baghdad
[18:] of M? Berk Püttmam’s
[19:] Clerk came to meet Mr. Berk
[20:] I rode it in & got home
[21:] at 1 P.M. Very Warm all
[22:] the way, found Eliza well,
[23:] I found one letter from
[24:] Alexander of last Thursday’s
[25:] Post, dated the 18 Ulto,
[26:] he is well & writes of his
[pg: 217]
[1:] leaving for Vienna at
[2:] the end of this month, but
[3:] he prefers returning
[4:] by the desert Via Aleppo
[5:] as he dislikes the sea &
[6:] asks my permission to
[7:] allow him to do that. I
[8:] also received a letter from
[9:] Mr. Joseph Khoury from
[10:] Port Said thanking me
[11:] for the dates I sent him,

[12:] The Blosse Lynch arrived
[13:] at 2 P.M.~

[14:] At 3 Eliza & I went to Call
[15:] on Alice & Sister Emilia &
[16:] on Sister Eliza for the holydays
[17:] of Easter & we returned
[18:] at 5 ½~ Antone Marine
[19:] called on us for a Couple
[20:] of hours~

[21:] A New German Consul
[22:] Dr. Rozen has arrived here
[23:] in place of Mr. Richarz
[24:] he came on the 6th Instt -
[25:] Via Damascus, and
[pg: 218]
[1:] the rumour here is that
[2:] Richarz will not return
[3:] again to Baghdad~ At
[4:] 7 P.M. the Postman came
[5:] & brought me Alexanders
[6:] letter by the Damascus
[7:] Post arrived this Afternoon
[8:] it is dated the 25 Ulto,
[9:] he is alright, but the weather
[10:] is still Very Cold and he
[11:] proposes to me to take a
[12:] different route to Vienna
[13:] he wishes to go Via Lyon,
[14:] Milan, Venice & so on
[15:] which Costs 148 francs

[16:] Light S. Erly & warm
[17:] weather, it is so warm in
[18:] the room to sleep;

16' Satur

[A47_219_04:147]

1898 April

[A47_220_04:148]

[A47_220_12:149]

[19:] S. Erly breeze & fine
[20:] but warm weather;
[21:] The SS. Mossul arrived
[22:] last night at 10 P.M.

[23:] At 7 am I came on
[24:] board, sent money
[pg: 219]
[1:] to the Office & I went
[2:] also to see Mr. Bottomley,
[3:] he has made a new tarif for
[4:] the Jews going to Azair this
[5:] year, the Passage there &
[6:] back will be 4 Mejidies
[7:] (15 Besh. instead of 13 Beshlics)
[8:] and a different tickets (White)
[9:] will be issued to them so as
[10:] to facilitate their finding
[11:] them out at once if they land
[12:] at any of the intermediate
[13:] places, where they have to
[14:] pay passage should they
[15:] be found there etc etc;
[16:] I came home at 11,
[17:] I took a warm bath without
[18:] the fire place been light, as
[19:] it is getting too warm
[20:] now;

[21:] Weather Cloudy, and
[22:] at 5 ½ P.M. a very hard shower
[23:] of rain came which has
[24:] innundated the house &
[25:] streets with thunder and
[26:] lightning for about 1/2
[27:] hour, & Kept Cloudy &
[28:] strong N.W. Wind;
[pg: 220]

[1:] at about 6 Dr. Rozen
[2:] the New German Consul
[3:] Came to Call on me, I
[4:] had never seen him yet
[5:] I found him Very nice person
[6:] affable and speaks french
[7:] and English very fluently,
[8:] also the Arabic very correctly
[9:] and spoke with Eliza, he
[10:] Comes Via Damascus &
[11:] Palmyra & Deir; He met
[12:] Mr. Richarz at Deir going
[13:] Via Aleppo & Alexandretta
[14:] to Constple he left after
[15:] 1/2 hour & I promised to go &
[16:] visit him tomorrow~
[17:] Weather unsettled with Thunder
[18:] & Lightning in the distance
[19:] but got fine at night;

Sund 17'

[20:] Modte N.W. & fine Cool weather
[21:] at 8 am Eliza & I went to
[22:] Church, I then called on the
[23:] french Priests, on Bishop Aghnatius,
[24:] Father Philippus; Selman
[25:] Durian, Keboor Maghak,
[26:] Yacoob Tessi; Sister Medula,
[pg: 221]
[1:] & took Artin & Grzeski & called
[2:] on Risha Maghak to Condole
[3:] him on the death of his
[4:] brother Rezooki who left a
[5:] wife & 4 children; Called
[6:] on Menusha Henry's Wife,
[7:] on Rezooki Serkis & on
[8:] Yacoob Pahlawan's family
[9:] came home had breakfast
[10:] At 2 ½ P.M. Called on Alice
[11:] & then went to visit Dr.
[12:] Rozen but he was out
[13:] riding; I left my card,
[14:] I called on Sister Eliza, &
[15:] at 4 called on Colonel
[16:] Loch the English Consul
[17:] General, had tea with him
[18:] & had long talks, he wishes
[19:] to know all sorts of
[20:] information from me,
[21:] I left at 5 ¾ & called on
[22:] Yousif & Michail Yaghchi
[23:] & came home;

[24:] Fine Cool Weather~

18' Mond

1898 April

[25:] Modte N.W. & fine rather
[26:] Cold weather~ at 7 ½
[pg: 222]
[1:] am I came on board, we
[2:] finished discharge and
[3:] hauled off, & the Mossul
[4:] Went in to discharge;

[5:] At 10 I went home & wrote
[6:] my letter to Alexander for
[7:] Thursday's Post~ I wrote
[8:] a letter to Blanche the widow
[9:] of my brother Alexander at
[10:] Constple in answer to her
[11:] letter I received last voyage,
[12:] & sent it with today's Post
[13:] for Constple~ At 3 P.M. Eliza
[14:] & I called on Capt & Mrs. Cowley
[15:] but Cowley was asleep we
[16:] left at 5 ½ & called on Alice
[17:] & spent the evening till 8 P.M.
[18:] & came home; Fine Cool
[19:] weather~

[20:] The S.S. Baghdad left yesterday
[21:] for Basreh~

19' Tuesd Th. @ 5.52

[22:] Light N.W. & fine Cool
[23:] weather~ At 7 ½ am. I
[24:] called on Sister Medula &
[25:] then came on board~
[26:] The Mossul is inside discharging
[27:] Cargo~
[pg: 223]

[1:] At 11 Went home and at
[2:] 2 1/2 P.M. came on board, We
[3:] shipped very little Cargo,

[4:] At 4 Went home; Pere Marie
[5:] Joseph called on me; Antone
[6:] Marine called in the evening
[7:] till 8 ½~ Light N.W. and
[8:] fine Cool Weather~

[9:] River is rising today~
[10:] I had masons today in
[11:] repairing the wall on the
[12:] narrow street, & also in
[13:] my small house behind;

20th Wedn

1898 April

[14:] Light N.W. & fine Cool
[15:] Morning; At 7 ½ am. I
[16:] Came on board; We are
[17:] shipping Cargo~

[18:] I closed Alexander's letter for
[19:] Paris & made it registered as
[20:] it contains a letter from some
[21:] one from Europe with stamps
[22:] in it; also a letter for Mr. J
[23:] Böhm Vienna & sent them
[24:] to the Post Office~

[25:] River rose about 1/2 foot today,
[26:] at 11 went home; Shemooni
[27:] Korkis Tessy & her son Yousif's Wife
[28:] were there~ I breakfasted &
[pg: 224]
[1:] Came on board at 12 ½~

[2:] We shipped a good deal of
[3:] through cargo, but little of
[4:] local;~ At 5 ½ P.M. I
[5:] went home, took Eliza &
[6:] went over to Antone Marine
[7:] & passed the evening, at 8 ½
[8:] came home & had dinner

[9:] Light N.W. & fine Weather

21st Thursd

[10:] Modte N.W. Wind & fine
[11:] Cool Weather, at 4 ½ am
[12:] I came on board~

Baghdad to Basreh [21 APR 1898 — V047_25_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
135 ½ 50,799 10,712 2/4 3,,10

[A47_225_02:150]

[A47_225_07:151]

1898 April

[A47_226_04:152]

[13:] At 5 Am. we proceeded from
[14:] Baghdad~

[15:] At 6,,40 passed Diala
[16:] River~

[17:] At 7,,45 passed Ctesiphon,
[18:] Gave tickets to the passengers

[19:] At 11,,45 passed Baghdadieh
[20:] Fort~

[21:] We have 116 passengers,
[22:] (2 are in the 1st Class, the Jamadar
[23:] of the Sepoys of the Residency
[pg: 225]
[1:] having a 2nd C. ticket, and
[2:] Hannosh Kass Hanna Clerk
[3:] of Lynch free, and 2 women
[4:] in 2nd Class, the wife & sister
[5:] of an Armenian Clerk of Lynch
[6:] at Mahomera called Basil
[7:] his wife has free passage)
[8:] We have 24 Sipoys of the
[9:] Residency returning being
[10:] relieved~

[11:] At 1,,10 P.M. passed the
[12:] S.S. Khalifah going up at
[13:] Raddat;

[14:] At 1,,25 passed Azizieh
[15:] A very strong N.W. Wind is,
[16:] blowing~

[17:] At 5,,40 passed Memlah
[18:] Wind fell down;

[19:] At 8,,55 P.M. Arrived at
[20:] Coot landed 19 ½ passengers
[21:] and 56 Packages; I received
[22:] Henry's letters & My papers &
[23:] also a packet of news papers
[24:] from Alexander; The SS.
[25:] Khalifah had 180,750 Okes
[26:] and 361 passengers without
[27:] those from Coot, she had
[28:] 10 in 1st Class the 3 wives
[pg: 226]
[1:] of Yacoob, Yousif & Artin
[2:] Eassayi, Mr. Wroblewsky
[3:] Inspector for Public Debt,
[4:] Mr. Vivien Inspector of the
[5:] Règie; The Kady of Basreh
[6:] & his wife Abdulkadur
[7:] Zheir; Ali Beg Zheir etc 10
[8:] in all, & also Capt. Sanders
[9:] of the Afghanistan going
[10:] free & sleeping in Capt
[11:] Hanslow's Cabin~ The
[12:] SS. Patna which was to
[13:] leave on the 12th (the day after
[14:] we had left) was detained
[15:] until the 18th having first
[16:] got permission to land
[17:] the passengers & then were
[18:] retaken on board and
[19:] sent back~

22 Frid

[A47_227_16:153]

[A47_227_22:154]

[20:] Light N.W. & fine Weather
[21:] at 4,,30 am we left
[22:] Coot, took 2 passengers,

[23:] At 10,,20 passed Ali
[24:] Gherbi~

[25:] At 5 P.M. arrived at Amara
[26:] landed 18 passengers &
[pg: 227]
[1:] 81 packages~

[2:] At 4,,30 the SS. Ressafah
[3:] & Barge arrived from Basreh,

[4:] At 5,,50 We left Amara
[5:] took 16 ½ passengers~

[6:] At 6,,45 we anchored above
[7:] Aboo Sedra, Fine weather,
[8:] & new moon today~ We
[9:] have also 15 Zaptyes as
[10:] escort to Basreh;

23 Satur

1898 April

[A47_229_15:155]

[11:] Light N.W. & fine weather
[12:] At 4,,35 AM. We proceeded
[13:] At 6,,30 passed Kalat Saleh;

[14:] Detained 10 minutes at the Elbow
[15:] in turning the narrow bend;

[16:] At Hmeyan there are about
[17:] 30 or 40 soldiers encamped

[18:] At 9,,35 passed Azair,
[19:] here also there are some
[20:] soldiers encamped, they were
[21:] sent from Basreh up in
[22:] the Ressafah on the 17th
[23:] they say about 200 were sent
[24:] to be distributed on the
[25:] stations to keep the road
[26:] safe~

[27:] At 0,,10 P.M. landed 6
[pg: 228]
[1:] passengers at Gorna and
[2:] Went on at 0,,15~

[3:] At 4 P.M. arrived at Basreh,
[4:] the SS. Afghanistan is up
[5:] here from the quarantine
[6:] after having passed 10 days,

[7:] The Mail Str; Kilwa
[8:] is in quarantine having
[9:] arrived today & leaves tomorrow
[10:] I went up to Rufail and
[11:] Rezooki, I saw there Rezooki
[12:] Angoorly & his brother Toni
[13:] they were going up to shoot
[14:] at Garmat Ali, & return
[15:] tomorrow~ I feel very bad
[16:] having changed my inside
[17:] woolen flannel this morning
[18:] & put on a Cotton one &
[19:] so got cold in the chest &
[20:] bones. I feel feverish &
[21:] coughing all the time with
[22:] much irritation in Chest,
[23:] I suffered much at night
[24:] besides there were plenty
[25:] of sand flies~
[pg: 229]

24th Sund

1898 April

[1:] Very Calm & fine Weather
[2:] at 7 ½ am. Roofail Rezooki
[3:] & I left to come on board
[4:] & thence to go to town and
[5:] Visit Takoohy their Sister &
[6:] also Nessoory Andrea and
[7:] Catterina Yaghchi but we
[8:] learnt that the Blosse
[9:] Lynch leaves today, as
[10:] the Post Office will be opened
[11:] today to close the Bombay
[12:] Mail, & we want to
[13:] pass the Ressafah on her
[14:] way up because the
[15:] Moharrem Holyday falls
[16:] on next Sunday & the Custum
[17:] House will be closed for
[18:] four days; So I remained
[19:] on board; We are discharging
[20:] and shipping Cargo~

[21:] I sent Alexander's letter
[22:] to the Post with Rezooki it
[23:] is Registered I enclosed a
[24:] Bank note of 100 frcs for
[25:] him, it is dated today and
[26:] addressed it to Vienna
[pg: 230]
[1:] to the Care of Mr. Böhm,

[2:] I received a packet of
[3:] french news papers by
[4:] yesterday's Mail from
[5:] Alexander, dated from the
[6:] 19 to the 25 March, he enclosed
[7:] 2 packets of needles for
[8:] his mother as she had asked
[9:] him to send her~

[10:] The weather became very
[11:] warm today the Thermor
[12:] went up to 86 in the afternoon,
[13:] No body came to me except
[14:] Ali Beg Saib & Nessoory
[15:] Andrea~

[16:] The Kilwa left for Bombay
[17:] at 4 ½ P.M.~ We finished
[18:] Cargo at 4; Not having
[19:] many passengers~

Basreh to Baghdad [24 APR 1898 — V047_26_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
189 ½ 164,551 13,670 ½ 4,,11

[A47_231_13:156]

[A47_231_25:157]

[20:] At 5,,20 P.M. We left Basreh
[21:] & proceeded~

[22:] The SS. Baghdad and
[23:] Barge left about 1/2 hour
[24:] before us; we passed
[pg: 231]
[1:] her at 6 P.M. above Maghil,
[2:] Flood tide running up
[3:] with us; Weather keeps very
[4:] warm & Cabin calm~ Passed the Mossul going down @ 6.P.

[5:] At 11,,30 P.M. passed Gorna
[6:] Weather became little cooler,

25th Mond

1898 April

[A47_232_04:158]

[7:] At 1,,15 am we anchored
[8:] At 4,,30 proceeded, Very calm
[9:] & light S. Erly breeze, cloudy &
[10:] warm~

[11:] At 7 we passed Azair,
[12:] The Soldiers encamped here,
[13:] are making a place above
[14:] the Tomb on the bank, an
[15:] elevated place & throwing
[16:] earth to make it streight
[17:] so as to encamp there;
[18:] It is very warm in My
[19:] Cabin, being so close to
[20:] the Boiler & the sun striking
[21:] on it~

[22:] I finished with the Passengers
[23:] tickets; We have in all 148 ½
[24:] (2 in 1st Class, a Mahomedan
[25:] Seyd Ahmed, and Hayat
[26:] the Wife of Yousif Dyab
[pg: 232]
[1:] an Aleppine Lawyer in
[2:] Basreh, she was the wife
[3:] of Mr. Bore a Portuguese
[4:] apothecary died in Basreh
[5:] and one in 2nd Class the wife
[6:] of Polus Abbo~

[7:] At 11,,30 landed 5 passengers
[8:] at Kalat Saleh & went on
[9:] at 11,,35~

[10:] At 4,,30 P.M. arrived at
[11:] Amara landed 9 passengers,
[12:] S. Erly breeze & warm
[13:] We took in 6 Tons of Coal,
[14:] and shipped some Cargo as
[15:] Hides & Tins of ghee about
[16:] 5585 Okes~ Ibrahim Effendi
[17:] of the Senyeh came to me,

[18:] At 6,,5 We left Amara
[19:] took 14 passengers;

26 Tuesd The @ 5,,70

[20:] Light S. Erly breeze and Cloudy
[21:] all over, warm & the flies are
[22:] swarming in the ship &
[23:] my cabin is full~

[24:] At 7 am sent the boat
[25:] at Ali Gherbi & took 2 ½
[pg: 233]
[1:] passengers & went on
[2:] at 7,,10~ Weather Keeps
[3:] very cloudy & sultry warm
[4:] with a light wind from S.
[5:] or S. West; River has fallen
[6:] about 2 feet & is about 4
[7:] feet below the bank;

[8:] At 6,,45 P.M. arrived at Coot
[9:] landed 6 passengers; We
[10:] took 5 Tons of Coal~

[11:] Weather cleared up and
[12:] became fine~

[13:] At 7,,50 we left Coot;
[14:] At 10,,45 We anchored having
[15:] Got cloudy all around~

27 Wedn.

1898 April

[16:] At 4 AM. proceeded~
[17:] Light S. Erly breeze & clouds
[18:] disappearing;

[19:] I took a dose of Castor
[20:] Oil this morning early at 4 ½
[21:] as I have felt billious and
[22:] bowels out of order, I had
[23:] not taken it for a year,

[24:] We took 24 ½ passengers
[25:] from Coot~

[26:] River is falling much,
[pg: 234]

[1:] At 9 Am passed Memlah,
[2:] Wind shifted to a fresh
[3:] N.W. but it is hazy~

[4:] At 5,,50 P.M. passed Azizieh
[5:] fine Clear Weather~

[6:] At 9,,40 passed Baghdadieh
[7:] Fort~ Light N.W. & fine
[8:] weather, Cool night;

28 Thursd The @ 5.64 Noon 84

[A47_235_21:159]

1898 April

[9:] Light N.W. & fine Cool weather
[10:] The river has fallen a good deal
[11:] it is about 10 feet below the
[12:] bank;

[13:] At 6,,35 passed Ctesiphon
[14:] At 7,,10 passed the S.S. Khalifah
[15:] at Menary, she looks to
[16:] have very few Jews for Azair,

[17:] At 9,, passed Diala, landed
[18:] our Khatrachi Hamza here
[19:] to go & get the horse of our
[20:] Pilot Mahmood to ride it
[21:] out to Meshed for a pilgrimage
[22:] tomorrow & will return
[23:] on Wednesday & We Went
[24:] on at 9,,5~

[25:] At 10 we passed the SS.,
[26:] Ressafah & Barge going
[pg: 235]
[1:] up just below the bridge
[2:] of Gherrarah, We had met
[3:] her at Amara on our way
[4:] down;

[5:] At 10,,20 landed a
[6:] Deckman at Gherrarah,
[7:] I did not land, as I feel
[8:] rather weak from the Castor
[9:] Oil I took yesterday & besides
[10:] I find the sun too not;

[11:] At 0 45 P.M. landed the Mail
[12:] at the Residency & steamed
[13:] to the Custum House, I
[14:] landed near the Residency &
[15:] Called on Sister Eliza for
[16:] few minutes & came home
[17:] saw Eliza, I got Alexander's
[18:] letter dated 31 Mch of
[19:] last weeks Post, he says that
[20:] he is leaving his lodging &
[21:] with Ibrahim Gejou on the
[22:] 1st Instt & going to live in
[23:] the Hotel of Pas de Calais
[24:] in no. 59 Rue des St Pères where
[25:] we were living & he is very
[26:] well; I also received a
[27:] letter from R. Korkis &
[pg: 236]
[1:] one from Mr. J. Böhm
[2:] from Vienna he has received
[3:] the Copies of My Passport
[4:] legalized & Rezooki Korkis
[5:] has sent the 20 £ Stg to
[6:] Alexander;~

[7:] I called on Alice & Sister Emilia
[8:] for one hour~

[9:] The SS. Ressafah arrived
[10:] at 3 P.M.~

[11:] S. Erly Wind blew during
[12:] the night strong~

29 Frid

Chaldean Patriarch Aleed Yshoa arrived on 25th

1898 April

[13:] S. Erly breeze & warm weather,
[14:] at 7 am called on Menusha
[15:] & then came on board,
[16:] I went to the Office for some
[17:] pounds sterling for wages,
[18:] but I could not see Mr. Bottomley
[19:] he was at Coll Loch~
[20:] We are not leaving until
[21:] Friday next, at 11 came
[22:] home~ I took a warm
[23:] bath; weather unsettled
[24:] blowing S.W. & then shifted
[25:] to N.W. with a Squall
[pg: 237]
[1:] & dust; Antone Marine &
[2:] Artin my nephew called
[3:] on us; Johny my nephew
[4:] has obtained 15 days leave
[5:] of Absence on account
[6:] of his suffering from weakness
[7:] and has gone out for
[8:] a change to Aboo Ghureib
[9:] Felloojeh & then down
[10:] to Hilla~

[11:] The Chaldean Patriarch
[12:] Abed Yshoh has arrived
[13:] here on Monday last
[14:] from Mossul in a Kelek
[15:] to stay about 6 months
[16:] to finish the building
[17:] of the Church which was
[18:] begun since 4 or 5 years
[19:] & remained unfinished
[20:] for want of fund,
[21:] he is an Old Man of 75
[22:] & Very clever, speaking
[23:] several European languages
[24:] he has the decoration
[pg: 238]
[1:] of the Mejidieh Class, and
[2:] the Christians here made
[3:] a great pomp & show when
[4:] he came into town from
[5:] the Kellek at Moaddem
[6:] The Government sent an escort
[7:] of few Zaptyeh's to accompany
[8:] him, He called on the
[9:] Waly & Mushir & they
[10:] returned him the visit, he
[11:] leaves in the house of
[12:] Demarki which belonged
[13:] formerly;~

30' Satur

[A47_239_10:160]

[A47_239_16:161]

[14:] Modte N.W. & fine weather
[15:] at 8 am I came on board
[16:] the Blosse is discharging
[17:] Cargo, The river is rising;
[18:] I went on shore called on Sister
[19:] Eliza & came home,

[20:] Weather getting very warm,
[21:] unable to sleep in the room
[22:] & bear warm clothing;
[23:] I called on Grzesky but he
[24:] was going out to Madem
[25:] where my sister Medula
[pg: 239]
[1:] & Julietti's family are
[2:] leaving in a Garden for a
[3:] few days;~

May 1' Sund.

1898 May

[A47_240_04:162]

[4:] Light N.W. & fine clear
[5:] weather; at 7 1/2 Am Eliza
[6:] & I went to church, but our
[7:] church's mass was getting
[8:] late, so Artin [crossed out] my nephew
[9:] & myself went to the Chaldean
[10:] Church & heard mass,
[11:] I then called on the Chaldean
[12:] Patriarch Abed Yshoa
[13:] I found him a nice person
[14:] very talketive & amusing,
[15:] I called on the Assyrian Bishop
[16:] his brother Elias has arrived
[17:] from Deir two days ago;
[18:] I called on Antone, Yacoob
[19:] Oossy, Dowd Khalaf, the
[20:] Eassayis as Yacoob & his
[21:] wife are going to start for
[22:] Europe Via Aleppo; on
[23:] thursday; called on Yousif
[24:] Hannosh Tessy and Yousif
[25:] Korkis; at 2 P.M. I
[pg: 240]
[1:] went to Sister Eliza & took
[2:] Artin & went to call on
[3:] the Mushir Rejeb Pasha
[4:] in the Garden of Moolla
[5:] Hamadi but he was not
[6:] there having gone out to
[7:] near Moaddem in the
[8:] morning & will be back
[9:] at sunset We left our
[10:] carols; we called on
[11:] Monsr. Ronèt the french
[12:] Consul & was not at home,
[13:] left our cards~ Called
[14:] on Alice & Sister Emilia
[15:] & then came home~

[16:] Light N.W. & fine;

2' Mond

New Waly for Basreh, Anis Pasha

1898 May

Seyd Selman Effendi

Nakib of Baghdad died

[17:] S. Erly breeze & warm
[18:] morning~ at 7 am. I came
[19:] on board paid the Ships
[20:] company their wages for
[21:] April~

[22:] The new Waly for Basreh
[23:] Anis Pasha, arrived yesterday
[24:] down in Kelek from Mossul
[pg: 241]
[1:] he comes from Constanple Via
[2:] Aleppo, Urfa, Diarbekir &
[3:] Mossul; This is the same
[4:] Anis Pasha who was Governor
[5:] of Diarbekir 2 years Ago,
[6:] during the Armenian Massacre
[7:] there, encouraged by him
[8:] & he remained inactive,
[9:] & the french Consul there wired
[10:] to the french Ambassador
[11:] Mons Cambon, the latter
[12:] went immediately to the
[13:] Sultan & complained very strongly
[14:] & demanded the immediate
[15:] dismissal of Anis Pasha &
[16:] to stop the massacre, which
[17:] he did, & there was no further
[18:] bloodshed; Now he has been
[19:] appointed to Basreh, but the
[20:] English & french Governments
[21:] are opposed to it; The English
[22:] Ambassador Sir Philip
[23:] Currie protested strongly
[24:] to the Sultan regarding his
[25:] being appointed Wali at
[26:] Basreh~ This afternoon
[27:] Mr. Bottomley sent to tell me
[pg: 242]
[1:] that the Wali is going down
[2:] with us, & the Halai Beg &
[3:] Ali Beg son of Kassem Pasha
[4:] who came from Basreh to
[5:] meet him, had gone to the
[6:] office to engage Cabins and
[7:] wants me to reserve 5 Cabins
[8:] for him & his family and
[9:] svnt & to let him know the
[10:] amount of passage as per
[11:] List he sent me, I wrote
[12:] down the passage, they will
[13:] be about 20 persons~

[14:] At 2 P.M. called on Henry's
[15:] wife & came back at 4

[16:] The Nakib of Baghdad
[17:] Seyd Selman Effendi son of
[18:] Seyd Ali Effendi died this
[19:] morning at 6 am in his
[20:] Garden outside the town at
[21:] Kerradah, & his body brought
[22:] in to town & buried in the
[23:] Mosque of Sheikh Abdulkadur
[24:] el Ghelany, where his family
[25:] are buried, his illness is
[26:] through his habit of a Sedentary
[pg: 243]
[1:] life he spent & did nothing
[2:] but eat & sleep, he was so
[3:] fat, & his heart failed
[4:] to act; he was about 61 or
[5:] 62 years Old; Great pomp
[6:] & ceremony took place during
[7:] his funeral in bringing
[8:] him from the Garden to town,
[9:] the desert was crammed
[10:] with people & all the Turkish
[11:] Pashas & Officials & Nobility
[12:] were out with some guards
[13:] escorting & number of carriages,

[14:] It is expected that his
[15:] brother Seyd Abdulrahman
[16:] Effendi will be appointed
[17:] Nakib here~

[18:] At 5 P.M. Eliza & I went to see
[19:] Sister Medula & Grzeski who
[20:] came in from the Moaddam
[21:] Garden today, Menusha &
[22:] Louisa also were there, at
[23:] 8 we came home~

[24:] Light N.W. & fine Weather

3' Tuesd

1898 May

[A47_244_04:163]

[25:] Light N.W. & fine cool
[26:] morning; at 7 1/2 am I
[27:] called on Eliza Eram &
[28:] Adoola my cousins~
[pg: 244]

[1:] I also called on Antone
[2:] Marine for an hour &
[3:] came home~ The Chaldean
[4:] Patriarch Aleed Yshoa
[5:] called on us, he has been
[6:] to Europe & speaks french
[7:] & Italian but I think not
[8:] so well;~

[9:] Light N.W. & fine, but warm
[10:] during the day~

[11:] The Wali of Basreh Anis
[12:] Pasha is not going down
[13:] with us; he is going in
[14:] the Ressafah, & they are
[15:] going to allow her to discharge
[16:] her cargo tomorrow in
[17:] the Custum House so as
[18:] to leave on Friday morning;

4 Wedn

[A47_245_01:164]

[A47_245_25:165]

[19:] Light N.W. & fine~ This
[20:] is the fourth & last day of
[21:] the Holyday of Moharrem

[22:] At 7 Am I came on board,
[23:] The Ressafah got alongside the
[24:] wharf & begun discharging
[25:] her Cargo~ River is falling,

[26:] At 10 I left & went to the
[27:] Telegraph & Post Office called
[28:] on Mr. Julieti the chief
[pg: 245]
[1:] Inspector, and saw Naoomi
[2:] Dimitry the Postmaster for
[3:] foreign posts to enquire the
[4:] cause why I did not receive
[5:] any letter but this last Post,
[6:] he said that most of the letters
[7:] had not arrived;~ I left &
[8:] came home~ The Assyrian
[9:] Bishop Called on us~
[10:] At 4 P.M. Eliza & I called on Sister
[11:] Eliza, there came Emilia and
[12:] Alice & we remained till 8 1/2
[13:] & came home;

[14:] Light N.W. & fine Weather;

5 Thursd

1898 May

[A47_246_12:166]

[A47_246_15:167]

[A47_246_20:168]

[A47_247_05:169]

[15:] Modte N.W. & fine; it was
[16:] cloudy during the night;

[17:] At 7 am I came on board,

[18:] I finished & closed Alexander's
[19:] letter to Vienna to be registered
[20:] by todays Damascus Post
[21:] also Effie's letter to Cairo dated
[22:] the 21 April which I had not
[23:] sent until I got Asfar's receipt
[24:] for the Carpet I sent her per
[25:] S.S. Afghanistan~ I sent
[26:] a small parcel of 6 Arabic
[27:] reed pens to Yacoob Eassayi
[28:] to take them to Alexander
[29:] to Vienna as he intends
[pg: 246]
[1:] passing through with his
[2:] wife, they leave on Saturday,
[3:] via Aleppo~

[4:] At 10 I went home to breakfast,
[5:] I received 2 letters from
[6:] Alexander by the arrival of
[7:] the Damascus Mail this
[8:] morning, of the 8 & 15 April,
[9:] also a packet of news papers;
[10:] Alexander had gone to live
[11:] in the Hotel at Rue des St Pères
[12:] where we were living, and
[13:] took a room at 60 frcs per
[14:] month, the one which Ibrahim
[15:] Gejou had; but he has left it
[16:] after few days as they wanted
[17:] to charge him 1/2 frc on
[18:] each candle & he took
[19:] a room at no 7 Boulevard
[20:] Strasbourg; Rezooki
[21:] Korkis had come to Paris
[22:] to spend Easter Sunday;

[23:] At 11 I came on board~
[24:] I wrote a short letter to Alexander
[25:] just telling him of the receipt
[26:] of his two letters~

[27:] We hauled out at 3, and
[28:] received the Mail & letters,
[pg: 247]
[1:] The ship is very light and
[2:] we have about 13,000 Okes;

[3:] Weather Cloudy & Modte
[4:] N.W. Wind;

Baghdad to Basreh [5 MAY 1898 — V047_27_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
161 17,062 12,436 3,,6

1898 May

[5:] At 3,,45 P.M. left Baghdad
[6:] At 5,,5 passed the S.S. Baghdad
[7:] & Barge below Gherrara,

[8:] At 5,,30 passed Diala
[9:] River~

[10:] At 6,,30 passed Ctesiphon,
[11:] Finished with the passengers
[12:] tickets; Weather very warm
[13:] in the Cabin~ At 7 passed the Mossul going up.

[14:] We have an American
[15:] Missionary Mr. John Ainslie
[16:] his wife & 2 children and
[17:] the nun Miss Maclain
[18:] who came down from Mossul
[19:] & going to America,
[20:] also Madm. Paduani
[21:] & her daughter & a Jewess
[22:] to Azair all these in 1st
[23:] Class, also Yousif
[pg: 248]
[1:] Yaghchi going down free
[2:] to meet his mother
[3:] Catterina & his sister
[4:] Terrooza coming up in
[5:] the Khalifah, we have
[6:] Altogether 137 1/2 passengers,

[7:] At 10,,50 passed Baghdadieh
[8:] Fort~ Fine moonlight night

[9:] Light N.W. & fine~

6 Frid

[10:] At 0,,25 Am passed
[11:] Azizieh~

[12:] At 4,,30 passed Memlah,
[13:] At 5,,45 met the Khalifah
[14:] coming up at Mehd; We
[15:] stopped & sent Yousif Yaghchi
[16:] to her who came down to
[17:] meet his mother & sister,
[18:] we went on at 5,,50~

[19:] At 8,,25 Am arrived at
[20:] Coot landed 24 passengers
[21:] and 30 Packges; Received
[22:] Henry's letters & papers, &
[23:] a packet of french papers from
[24:] Alexander; the Khalifah
[25:] had 205,000 Okes & over
[26:] 150 passengers~
[pg: 249]

[1:] At 9,,5 left Coot took
[2:] 14 passengers~

[3:] At 0,,50 P.M. passed
[4:] Sheikh Saad;

[5:] At 3,,20 P.M. anchored
[6:] off Ali Gherbi & landed 1 Passenger
[7:] and 22 Packages~

[8:] At 4,,5 left Ali Gherbi took
[9:] one passenger;~

[10:] At 11 arrived at Amara
[11:] landed 28 passengers and
[12:] 13 packages; shipped 21
[13:] Bales Pressed Hides through
[14:] to Marseilles for the SS. Kurdistan
[15:] for Asfar & Co;~ We hauled
[16:] out & remained for the night

7 Satur

1898 May

[A47_251_01:170]

1898 May

New Waly

[17:] At 3,,15 AM left Amara
[18:] took 8 passengers~
[19:] Light N.W. breeze & fine,

[20:] Detained at the Elbow
[21:] ship swung across the bite &
[22:] jammed her stern & bow
[23:] on each bank from
[24:] 7,,45 to 8,,15~

[25:] At 9,,25 went Alongside at
[26:] Azair and landed 52 1/2
[27:] Jews (50 with R. Ticket)

[28:] The Soldiers about 100 of
[pg: 250]
[1:] them, are encamped farther up
[2:] the Tomb under 11 Tents pitched,

[3:] At 10,,10 we left, weather
[4:] became calm, & few clouds
[5:] on South & West;

[6:] At 0,,55 P.M. landed 4
[7:] passengers at Gorna (2 booked
[8:] for Basreh) went on at 1;

[9:] At 4,,45 landed Stores for
[10:] the Mejidieh at Maghil and
[11:] went on at 5; Very Warm
[12:] sultry & clouds~

[13:] At 5,,20 P.M. arrived at
[14:] Basreh, the Mail S. Assyria
[15:] and the SS. Brookside for
[16:] Hotz & Co are in Quarantine
[17:] having both arrived on Tuesday
[18:] Mr. Taylor arrived in the
[19:] Brookside & landed at
[20:] Mahomerah to finish
[21:] his quarantine & go up to
[22:] Ahwaz; but I heard that he
[23:] came up in the Malamir
[24:] to as far as the quarantine
[25:] & went back this morning
[26:] to Ahwaz & thence up
[27:] to Shushter & as far
[pg: 251]
[1:] as Ispahan & Teheran, to
[2:] construct the road for the
[3:] caravan & eventually a
[4:] railroad will be opened;
[5:] The Lynchs have appointed
[6:] him as head of their firm
[7:] in Basreh & Baghdad, and
[8:] a joint partner, with the
[9:] power of Authorization,
[10:] which he got registered in
[11:] the English Consulate;

[12:] As the Mail is closed, I
[13:] sent my letter to Alexander
[14:] of tomorrow's date with Vartan
[15:] & Capt Cowley who went
[16:] down to the Mail St. Assyria
[17:] with our mail & specie,

[18:] Yousif Marine who was in
[19:] Basreh came to me, & I went
[20:] with him in the Belem, I
[21:] landed at Asfar & he went
[22:] up to Shadeyeh, I found
[23:] Rufail & Rezooki there,
[24:] we spent about 2 hours &
[25:] then went to Rufails house
[26:] where we dined & I slept in
[27:] the room, but Rufail & Rezooki
[28:] are sleeping on the top of
[29:] the house; Weather very
[pg: 252]
[1:] Sultry warm & light breeze

8 Sund

[2:] S. Erly wind cloudy Sultry
[3:] & warm~ The mail Steamer
[4:] Assyria left early this morning

[5:] At 7 Am I came down
[6:] to the Blosse Lynch, we are
[7:] shipping cargo, & have to
[8:] leave tomorrow~

[9:] At 11 Rezooki & I went in to Basreh
[10:] called on Tookyeh & her husband
[11:] Rezooki & at 2 P.M. came out
[12:] to the steamer;~ At 4 we then
[13:] went up to Rufails house, and at
[14:] 6 we all came to Jeboory Asfar
[15:] where we dined & returned at 10
[16:] P.M.; A fine Modte N.W.
[17:] wind is blowing, but there
[18:] are a lot of sandflies & some
[19:] mosquitoes~

9 Mond

Enis Pasha arrived at Basreh

1898 May

[20:] Modte N.W. & fine Weather,
[21:] The steam Launches passed
[22:] up at 6 A.M. with all the
[23:] Basreh officials & nobility to
[24:] Meet the Waly Enis Pasha
[25:] coming down in the Ressafah,
[26:] but soon after they met her
[27:] at Maghil coming down
[pg: 253]
[1:] & they all returned in the Ressafah
[2:] which arrived at 6 1/2 AM
[3:] I came on board by this time
[4:] all the Troops turned out to
[5:] salute on this side of the
[6:] river & on the opposite side
[7:] where some are encamped;

[8:] We have finished loading
[9:] since Yesterday; No news
[10:] of the Mail Str . from Bushire,
[11:] & so we have no mail to
[12:] take up as the Khalifah
[13:] had taken ours too,~

[14:] A lot of people came on
[15:] board mostly all Christians
[16:] it appears that they are
[17:] all leaving Basreh, being
[18:] afraid of the fever, last
[19:] time with us & the time
[20:] before, & by the Khalifah
[21:] The families of the Clerks
[22:] of Lynch Brothers going
[23:] with us all in Cabins
[24:] Aft & free, With their servants
[25:] children etc etc~

[26:] Rufail Rezooki & R. Angoorly
[27:] & Ali Beg came on board
[28:] this latter has shipped
[pg: 254]
[1:] a Mare & Sais with us free,
[2:] through Mahd Pachiachi
[3:] who obtained a free passage
[4:] for them~

Basreh to Baghdad [9 MAY 1898 — V047_28_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
266 160,386 19,864 5,,1

[5:] At 4,,45 P.M. We proceeded
[6:] from Basreh~ Ship is deeply
[7:] laden, Flood tide high but
[8:] slack; At Maghil landed
[9:] Mr. Richards the Acting Agent
[10:] for Lynch Brothers & others;

[11:] Very warm in my cabin
[12:] the heat from the Engineroom
[13:] is coming like a furnace,
[14:] My cabin being so close to
[15:] the Engineroom is the worst
[16:] in the ship; I am swetting
[17:] in my bed~

[18:] At 10,,50 landed 3 passengers
[19:] at Gorna & went on at 10,,55,

10 Tuesd

[A47_255_12:171]

[A47_255_14:172]

[A47_255_17:173]

1898 May

[20:] Light N.W. & breeze, but in
[21:] my cabin it is very warm,
[22:] I could not sleep Well;

[23:] At 3,,30 AM landed
[24:] 3 passengers at Azair
[pg: 255]
[1:] and went on at 3,,35 , took
[2:] 3 Jews with R Ticket (one
[3:] for Amara~

[4:] At 9 stopped for letters at
[5:] Kalat Saleh sent to Amara
[6:] by the Motserrif Mostapha Pasha
[7:] who came down here, & we
[8:] went on;

[9:] We have altogether 192
[10:] passengers from Basreh (6
[11:] are in the 1st Class, one Jew
[12:] Shamoon Daniel paying &
[13:] the 5 are free they are the
[14:] Wife of Rezooki Abdulahad
[15:] Clerk of Lynch Broth, two Sisters
[16:] & 2 servants Deck; and the
[17:] wife of Yousif Mossully Clerk of
[18:] L. Broths and his father both
[19:] in Cabin free, & 5 after
[20:] Deck free) We have 2 in
[21:] 2nd Class, Naoomy Nemo and
[22:] his wife~

[23:] At 11,,30 ship went against
[24:] the East bank driven by the
[25:] wind, had to get an Anchor
[26:] out & hove her off & went on
[27:] at 0,,15 P.M. Very Strong
[28:] N.W. Wind is blowing;
[pg: 256]

[1:] At 3,,25 P.M. arrived at
[2:] Amara landed 27 passengers,
[3:] took in 6 tons coal and
[4:] shipped a lot of Cargo~

[5:] At 5,,45 We left Amara
[6:] having shipped 332 packages
[7:] or 14445 Okes~ Gave
[8:] tickets to 34 1/2 passengers,
[9:] Modte N.W. & fine cool
[10:] night~

11 Wedn The @ 5. 72 Noon 94

[11:] Light N.W. & fine Weather,

[12:] At 7,,50 Am landed 4
[13:] passengers at Ali Gherbi
[14:] & went on at 7,,55 took 4
[15:] passengers;~
[16:] Wind got up again a strong
[17:] N.W. but hot~

[18:] At 2 P.M. passed Sheikh Saad
[19:] Light breeze & fine cool weather

[20:] At 9,,15 P.M. arrived at
[21:] Coot landed 13 passengers
[22:] took no coal~

[23:] At 10 we left Coot; Fine
[24:] night & Modte N.W. breeze;

12 Thursd The @ 5.68

[25:] Modte N.W. & fine cool
[26:] morning~ Detained at
[27:] Shady in Shoal water
[pg: 257]
[1:] from 5 to 5,,15~

[2:] At 6 landed a passenger woman
[3:] at Bughela that had no passage
[4:] from Coot & went on at 6,,10

[5:] Gave tickets to 32 1/2 Coot
[6:] passengers;

[7:] At 6,,40 passed Memlah;
[8:] We passed the SS. Baghdad and
[9:] Barge going down at 3 1/2 AM
[10:] at Umel Ajaj~ At 7,,15 landed
[11:] a passenger above Memlah
[12:] who had no money to pay his
[13:] passage from Coot~
[14:] Wind getting up & blowing
[15:] fresh~

[16:] At 4,,15 P.M. passed Azizieh
[17:] Village which is now getting
[18:] fast eaten by the river & the
[19:] Mud houses are melting away,
[20:] The Wind has fallen a
[21:] little~

[22:] At 8 P.M. passed the
[23:] Fort of Baghdadieh; Light
[24:] N.W. & fine Cool weather;

25: 13 Frid Ther @ 5.67

1898 May

[A47_258_10:174]

[A47_259_05:175]

[A47_259_08:176]

1898 May

[A47_260_07:177]

[A47_261_12:178]

[25:] Light N.W. breeze & fine Weather
[26:] quite cool this morning.

[27:] At 5,,25 AM. passed
[pg: 258]
[1:] Ctesiphon; The Khalifah
[2:] Could not have left yesterday,

[3:] At 6.30 AM passed the
[4:] S.S. Khalifah going down
[5:] at Zumbaranyeh Island
[6:] At 8,,20 passed Diala
[7:] river~

[8:] At 9,,50 went alongside at
[9:] Gherrarah landed a mare
[10:] from Ali Beg Saib Mudir of
[11:] Tapo free, to his brother
[12:] Hamdy Beg the Mufettish
[13:] Adlyeh in Baghdad, I
[14:] landed & walked in to
[15:] town; there is a nice cool breeze
[16:] but the sun became warm
[17:] toward noon, at 11 1/4 I arrived
[18:] home found Eliza well,
[19:] I found a letter from Alexander
[20:] dated the 22 April & arrived
[21:] yesterday, also two telegrams
[22:] from him, one dated the
[23:] 3rd May & had arrived here on
[24:] the 6th in which he says

[25:] "Svoboda Baghdad,
[26:] Partirai 9 Voie Venice,
[pg: 259]

[1:] The second one dated the 9th
[2:] & arrived here on the 11th the
[3:] day before he says,

[4:] "Svoboda Baghdad
[5:] Parterai 15 telegrafiez Korkis
[6:] me versér 500, Soyez tranquille,

[7:] I suppose he wants the money
[8:] for the Bycicle which he must
[9:] have bought; I had written
[10:] to him not to buy one now,
[11:] as I had arranged with Johny,
[12:] my nephew to get two out
[13:] from London one for himself,
[14:] I did not know what to do,
[15:] and not having money,
[16:] just now to advance him
[17:] so I had to satisfy his wishes,
[18:] & I wrote to Yousif Korkis
[19:] to let me have a telegram
[20:] to his brother Rezooki to
[21:] advance Alexander 20 £
[22:] He sent me the following
[23:] telegram which I sent it
[24:] at once to be wired;

[25:] "Razkallah London
[26:] Pay Svoboda 20 pounds
[27:] (7 words paid 5 1/4 Frcs or G.S.P. 25) Korkis
[pg: 260]

[1:] The Blosse Lynch arrived
[2:] at 9,45 P.M.~The S.S. Mossul
[3:] is here alongside the C. House

[4:] Antone called in the evening
[5:] he told us the sad news
[6:] of the death of Mrs. Loch
[7:] the present Consul General,
[8:] She died in England from
[9:] an abcess in the liver soon
[10:] after she arrived or about
[11:] a month after her arrival
[12:] there from Baghdad, he
[13:] received a telegram this
[14:] morning, & he is awfully
[15:] cut up & sorry, she had
[16:] gone to see her two sons at
[17:] school & was returning in
[18:] September~

[19:] There is lots of fever in
[20:] Baghdad, every house
[21:] has got some body with
[22:] it, Antones children &
[23:] Henry's children are also
[24:] down with us; it is the change
[25:] of weather~
[pg: 261]
[1:] Light N.W. & fine cool
[2:] night, we are sleeping in
[3:] the big room yet ~

14 Satur

[4:] Light N.W. & fine weather
[5:] at 7 am I came on board,
[6:] The Cargo of the Khalifah having
[7:] been put into the Barge is
[8:] now getting discharged

[9:] I sent money to the office
[10:] & left the ship, Called on Menusha
[11:] Henry's wife & then went to
[12:] Naoomy Lasso the Dentist,
[13:] to make me two front teeth
[14:] he took the cast of them,
[15:] I came home; I took
[16:] a warm bath; weather
[17:] getting warm; no body has
[18:] yet gone to sleep on the top
[19:] of the house, on account
[20:] of the sickness, fever & some
[21:] sort of influenza~

15 Sund

1898 May

[22:] Light Ely breeze & calm
[23:] weather ~ at 8 am Eliza &
[24:] I went to church, I then
[25:] called on the Assyrian Bishop
[pg: 262]
[1:] on Polus Serkis, Shekoory Andrea,
[2:] Sister Medula Menusha etc
[3:] Antone Marine Hannosh Asfar
[4:] & Habib Chiha called on us
[5:] also Johnny & Arlin & Chekoory
[6:] Sayegh;

[7:] At 2 P.M. I called on
[8:] Antone Marine & then we
[9:] went & called on Sister
[10:] Eliza & on Alice & Emilia,
[11:] I left Anton at Alice &
[12:] went to call on Dr. Rozen
[13:] the German Consul but
[14:] he was not at home, I left
[15:] my card, & came back to
[16:] Alice & we left at 6 ~

[17:] Light N.W. & fine weather,
[18:] At 1 1/2 am I came on board
[19:] the Blosse Lynch, she is alongside
[20:] the wharf to discharge;

[21:] The SS Mossul left at about
[22:] 3 1/2 am this morning;

[23:] At 9 I went home found Sister
[24:] Medula there; ~
[25:] There are such a lot of fever
[26:] in Baghdad every house
[pg: 263]
[1:] is down with it; I feel so
[2:] very unwell with bones broken
[3:] & aching, head ache, drowsiness
[4:] & always inclining to lay
[5:] down & sleep; I feel so
[6:] feverish too, this is now
[7:] more than a week since I
[8:] have felt so ~

[9:] Eliza & I called on Catherina
[10:] Yaghchi; her daughter Terrooza
[11:] who came up with her
[12:] from Basreh in the Khalifah
[13:] has the fever; I called on
[14:] Eliza & Adoola my cousins
[15:] the latter is very unwell
[16:] with fever& diarrhea;

[17:] Artin called in the evening,
[18:] Light breeze & warm;

[19:] Colonel Loch sent me his
[20:] card & thanking for my
[21:] sympathy for his grief ~

17 Tuesd Therm @ 5,,70

1898 May

[22:] Light or calm weather
[23:] At 4 1/2 am I came on board
[24:] we are discharging cargo,
[pg: 264]

[1:] I went home at 11; Weather
[2:] got very warm & calm
[3:] with light S. Ely breeze;.

[4:] My sisters Eliza & Emilia
[5:] also Alice & Terrooza called
[6:] on us this afternoon;

[7:] Weather kept very warm
[8:] through the night;

18 Wedn Therm @ 5.73

1898 May

[9:] Light S. Ely breeze & warm
[10:] at 7 am I came on board,

[11:] I finished Alexander's
[12:] letter to Vienna for tomorrow's
[13:] post of Damascus & told
[14:] him every thing since
[15:] I left Basreh on the 9th;
[16:] I also wrote to R. Korkis
[17:] to London telling him about
[18:] the 500 frcs telegram sent
[19:] by his brother to pay Alexander

[20:] At 11 went to breakfast &
[21:] returned at 12;

[22:] I have carpenters at home
[23:] for the last 30 days working
[24:] in making me a new railings
[25:] on the top of the House
[26:] made Jawi wood;
[pg: 265]

[1:] The Damascus Post has just
[2:] arrived when Hamadi had
[3:] taken my letters to be posted
[4:] & he brings me only a Postal
[5:] Card from Alexander written
[6:] by him from the top of the
[7:] Eiffel Tower on Sunday the
[8:] 24 April, where he had gone
[9:] to visit it for the last time,
[10:] & he sent me a list of the Lottery
[11:] in an Envelop, & no letter
[12:] from him, it must have
[13:] again been left behind
[14:] some where;

[15:] At 3 P.M. I received a
[16:] telegram from Alexander
[17:] from Vienna dated
[18:] yesterday he says

[19:] "Svoboda Baghdad
[20:] Arrived 17 Safely."

[21:] He must have left Paris on
[22:] the 10th via Milan, Turin &
[23:] Venice & arrived at Vienna
[24:] yesterday; a few minutes
[25:] after the Postman came
[26:] with Alexander's letter
[27:] a registered one
[pg: 266]
[1:] from Paris dated the 29
[2:] Ulto; he encloses letters
[3:] for Henry & Louisa, also for
[4:] Johny & Nassoory Bahoshy

[5:] At 5 P.M. we finished
[6:] loading; I went home
[7:] red the letters to Eliza of
[8:] Alexander, Johny called
[9:] on us & gave him his letter,
[10:] & we red them also~

[11:] Light S. Ely breeze and
[12:] warm~

19 Thurs

[A47_267_01:179]

at 5 am passed the Ressafah going up

[13:] Light S. Ely & fine; we are
[14:] still sleeping in the big
[15:] room, but Eliza is going
[16:] to the top of the house today
[17:] People have not yet gone
[18:] up, they are afraid of the
[19:] sickness & fever there is
[20:] so much now in town,

[21:] At 3 A.M. I came on
[22:] board
[pg: 267]

Baghdad to Basrah [19 MAY 1898 — V047_29_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
311 45,875 19,893 3.10

1898 May

[A47_268_08:180]

[1:] At 4 A.M. we got under
[2:] way & proceeded~ *

[3:] At 5,,50 passed Diala,
[4:] At 7 passed Ctesiphon ~
[5:] Very calm & warm weather,

[6:] Gave tickets to the passengers
[7:] We have altogether 261~
[8:] (2 in 1st Class only they are
[9:] travellers from Damascus & going
[10:] to Persia through the
[11:] Karoon & up to Shushter
[12:] a Mr. John Worne an
[13:] Englishman & a Monsier
[14:] Maurice Franchant,
[15:] and one in 2nd Class a Jew
[16:] Haroon Gareh). We have
[17:] 48 Jews to Azair with Ret
[18:] Ticket besides 2 free Ret
[19:] passage by S Lynch & Co the
[20:] family of Yacoob Soofair
[21:] the banker ~
[22:] At 11,,35 passed Baghdadieh
[pg: 268]

[1:] Very Sultry hazy weather
[2:] with S. Ely breeze & warm,

[3:] At 1,,30 P.M passed
[4:] Azizieh; Cloudy hazy weather

[5:] At 1,,45 passed the S.S.
[6:] Khalifah going up deeply
[7:] laden & with many passengers
[8:] Jeboory Asfar's wife and
[9:] children are on board going
[10:] up to Baghdad to pass the
[11:] summer;

[12:] Wind blowing very strong S. Ely
[13:] with large swell in the river;

[14:] At 6,,15 P.M. passed Memlah,
[15:] still blowing strong & hazy,

[16:] At 10,,30 P.M. arrived at
[17:] Coot landing 37 passengers &
[18:] 43 Packages; I received Henry's
[19:] letter & my papers, also a packet
[20:] of french papers from Alexander
[21:] The Khalifah had about 250
[22:] passengers. Asfar's family 7
[23:] persons all free; & 215548 Okes
[24:] of cargo she has two mails,
[pg: 269]

20 Frid

[1:] Light S. Erly & hazy Sultry
[2:] weather & warm~

[3:] At 4,5 Am we left Coot
[4:] took 10 passengers~

[5:] The wind again got up blowing
[6:] strong S. Erly, with clouds and
[7:] warm;

[8:] At 10,,45 passed Ali Gherbi;
[9:] blowing strong & cloudy hazy
[10:] weather~

[11:] At 6,,10 P.M. arrived at
[12:] Amara landed 90 passengers
[13:] and 107 Packages~ We shipped
[14:] 5 Bales Twist~ A few drops
[15:] of rain came down on arrival
[16:] & the weather Keeps hazy
[17:] with a light S. Erly breeze,

[18:] At 7,,30 We left Amara;
[19:] 5 zaptyes came only with us
[20:] this time; At 7,,55 We Anchored
[21:] it being dark & misty with
[22:] fresh S. Erly Wind

21 Satur

1898 May

[23:] At 3,,10 AM. We proceeded
[24:] Weather got Cool with
[25:] S.W. breeze~ Gave tickets
[pg: 270]
[1:] to 37 Amara passengers
[2:] (22 for Azair Jews)~

[3:] At 8,,50 arrived at Azair
[4:] landed 70 passengers (48
[5:] with Ret Tickets)

[6:] At 9,,35 We left Azair
[7:] light N.W. breeze & fine;

[8:] At 10,,15 passed the
[9:] SS. Mossul & Barge going up
[10:] at Hmeyan~

[11:] At 0,,25 P.M. landed 10
[12:] passengers at Gorna &
[13:] went on at 0,,35~

[14:] At 4,,10 landed stores for
[15:] the Mejidieh at Maghil and
[16:] went on at 4,,20;

[17:] At 4,,45 Arrived at Basreh
[18:] I closed Alexanders letter
[19:] of tomorrows date as the
[20:] mail leaves in the morning,
[21:] I sent it with Vartan to
[22:] the Mail Str Pachumba,
[23:] which is going away this
[24:] evening I believe~

[25:] I went up to Rufail & Rezooki
[26:] & then we went Jeboory
[pg: 271]
[1:] Asfar they played Tennis &
[2:] we spent a couple of hours,
[3:] he is by himself as his family
[4:] have gone to Baghdad~

[5:] Light air, but I slept in the
[6:] room below as I have a
[7:] bad cold today on my head
[8:] & nose~

22 Sund

1898 May

[9:] Light Westerly air & fine
[10:] weather but is getting warm
[11:] At 7 1/2 A.M. Rezooki & I came
[12:] on board, & 8 1/2 we went in
[13:] to Basreh to Tookyeh,
[14:] and breakfasted with her and
[15:] the Angoorlies went out to
[16:] the shop of Rezooki Angoorly
[17:] & got some shoes etc~

[18:] At 2 1/2 P.M. we came out
[19:] to the ship had tea & then
[20:] went up to Roofail's place,
[21:] We then went to Jeboory Asfar
[22:] there came also Nassoory
[23:] Andrea we played Tennis
[24:] & dined there at 9 1/2 Rufail
[25:] Rezooki & I came to Rufails
[26:] house & slept; Light N.W.
[27:] breeze & warm in the
[28:] room~
[pg: 272]

[1:] Light westerly breeze and
[2:] cloudy weather~ at 6 1/2
[3:] A.M. I came on board,

23 Mond

[4:] Weather became very
[5:] warm & cloudy all over
[6:] one mass & so sultry,
[7:] The Thermor at noon is 90º~

[8:] Rufail, Rezooki, Rezooki Angoorly
[9:] Nessoory Andrea & Artin
[10:] Eassayi called on board,
[11:] We finished loading at
[12:] about 3 P.M~

[13:] At 5 we got the Basreh
[14:] Mail only, No Indian
[15:] Mail this time too, there
[16:] is no News of the Mail
[17:] Str. from Bushire~

Basreh to Baghdad [23 MAY 1898 — V047_30_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
245 1/2 174,529 9,749 1/2

[A47_273_25:181]

[18:] At 5,,15 P.M. We left Basreh
[19:] ship drawing 4,,10 Inches,
[20:] Very Cloudy sultry, Cabin
[21:] & warm weather, very
[22:] disagreable~ The clouds
[pg: 273]

[1:] keep on & the breeze is so warm
[2:] it fell down & became calm;

[3:] At 8,,5 we anchored it
[4:] being so dark & dusty by some
[5:] wind got up, I slept in my
[6:] cabin but the heat was
[7:] great~

[8:] At 12 it cleared up a little
[9:] we proceeded~

24 Tuesd

1898 May

[A47_275_05:182]

Very hard Squall at Amara

1898 May

[10:] At 3,,50 Am landed 4
[11:] passengers at Gorna & took
[12:] one & went on; Cloudy
[13:] sultry & warm, with a
[14:] light S. Erly breeze~

[15:] Finished with the passengers
[16:] tickets;~

[17:] At 8,,30 arrived at Azair
[18:] landed 32 1/2 Jew passengers
[19:] and took some Return
[20:] ones, at 9 left Azair,
[21:] Light N.W. breeze & clouds
[22:] getting blown toward
[23:] the South~

[24:] We took 57 Return Jews
[25:] (27 1/2 of Blosse Lynch & 29 1/2 of
[26:] Khalifah) also Semha
[27:] widow of Menahem
[pg: 274]
[1:] son of Selman Daniel
[2:] in 1st Class paying, and 17 for Amara
[3:] We have altogether from
[4:] Basreh 123 Passengers (1
[5:] in 1st C. cabin paying deck
[6:] fare by S Lynch's the
[7:] Clerk of Blockey Hotz & co
[8:] Mr. Broomhead for a change
[9:] being unwell who had
[10:] gone down in the Khalifah,
[11:] and one Jewess in 2nd Class)

[12:] At 2 PM. landed 8
[13:] passengers at K. Saleh
[14:] & went on at 2,,5~

[15:] Wind shifted again to S. Ely,
[16:] & became warm & sultry;

[17:] At 7 P.M. arrived at
[18:] Amara landed 30 1/2 Passengers
[19:] & 3 Bales, weather Cloudy
[20:] all over & light S. Erly breeze
[21:] with some Lightning down
[22:] the river on the Southern
[23:] horyzon~

[24:] We are shipping some
[pg: 275]
[1:] Tins of Ghee~

[2:] The Lightning kept Working
[3:] up & stretching to the
[4:] West & north with a thick
[5:] black clouds like a
[6:] range of high mountains
[7:] & the Lightning behind it,
[8:] the breeze also shifting
[9:] at the same time from
[10:] East to South & to West
[11:] & freshened up, bringing
[12:] the clouds over us, it
[13:] gave us no time to furl
[14:] the awnings when it
[15:] begun to blow a terrific
[16:] squall such as I never
[17:] witnessed; With thick
[18:] dust & rain & the strong
[19:] lightning, the Wind is
[20:] blowing from the opposite
[21:] side & played havoc
[22:] with the upper deck
[23:] riggings, all the awnings
[pg: 276]
[1:] Were torn away, stretchers
[2:] broke & stancheons bent
[3:] & were rattling on the
[4:] deck like so many sounds
[5:] of cannons, the passengers
[6:] Kit flew on shore &
[7:] most of it were picked
[8:] away by Arabs; the passengers
[9:] came down yelling &
[10:] crying; the thick dust
[11:] blinded us, the incessant
[12:] lightning & thunder
[13:] was a sight like a
[14:] hurricane at sea, it
[15:] lasted from 7 1/2 till 8 P.M.
[16:] & kept cloudy with thunder
[17:] & Lightning but the Wind
[18:] fell a little~ The rain
[19:] & dust made an awful mess
[20:] on board, it penetrated into
[21:] the cabins & some part of the
[22:] decks leaking~

[23:] We then took in 6 Tons of
[24:] coal & about 150 Tins of
[pg: 277]
[1:] ghee & finished at 10 & hauled
[2:] out & remained, it being
[3:] cloudy~

25 Wedn Therm @ 5,70

[4:] At 1,,55 A.M. We left Amara
[5:] clouds clearing off, but breeze
[6:] Again shifted to S. East

[7:] We have 22 1/2 passengers;
[8:] from Amara (one in lst
[9:] Class Abdulrezack Kudery
[10:] with free passage);

[11:] At 9 Am passed Ali Sherghi,
[12:] wind shifted to N.W. became
[13:] fine;

[14:] At 3 P.M. landed specie at
[15:] Ali Gherbi & went on at 3,,5,
[16:] Here too they have been
[17:] Visited by the squall of last
[18:] night;

[19:] At 10 P.M. passed the S.S.
[20:] Ressafah & Barge going down;
[21:] It is very warm in my cabin
[22:] on account of the Boiler being
[23:] so close to me~

26 Thurs Term @ 5,70

1898 May

[24:] At 3,,5 A.M. arrived at Coot
[25:] landed 14 1/2 passengers &
[26:] 3 Bund Copper, Took in 6
[27:] Tons of Coal; Here too
[pg: 278]
[1:] they have had the squal & rain
[2:] it came at about the same
[3:] time as we had it at Amara,

[4:] At 4„30 we left Coot,
[5:] Took 24 1/2 passengers, The
[6:] weather became cool just
[7:] before sunrise~ Light N.W.
[8:] breeze & fine, We also shipped
[9:] 23 Tins of Ghee~

[10:] At 11„30 landed a passenger
[11:] at Bughela & went on at 11„35

[12:] At 12 passed Memlah
[13:] At 4„15 P.M. passed the Khalìfah
[14:] going down at Shedeif (bottom
[15:] of the reach)~

[16:] At 8,,10 passed Azìzieh,
[17:] Light N.W. Cool Weather;

[18:] At 11„30 passed Baghdadieh

27 Frid

Monseigneur Altmayer arrived from Mossul 23d

1898 May

[A47_280_04:183]

[19:] Light N.W. air & fine cool morning
[20:] At 5 A.M. passed Khenasseh
[21:] At 6 passed Bostani Kesreh,
[22:] River is getting low, about
[23:] 10 feet below the bank~

[24:] At 8,15 passed Ctesìphon,
[25:] breeze shifted to S. Est, with
[26:] some clouds hanging about
[pg: 279]
[1:] At 10„30 passed Diala
[2:] river; getting warm & sultry;

[3:] At 11„45 landed a Deckman
[4:] with letters & some Jews at
[5:] Gherrarah & went on; The
[6:] Bridge of Gherrarah is Cut
[7:] open & looks damaged by
[8:] the late squall we had
[9:] at Amara;

[10:] At 2 P.M. landed Mails
[11:] at the Residency & steamed to
[12:] the Custum House, The Mossul
[13:] is here arrived last night at
[14:] 12~ I went home found
[15:] Eliza in bed with fever and
[16:] influenza the same as every
[17:] body has got it~

[18:] The Monseigneur Altmayer
[19:] with Père Augustine have
[20:] arrived from Mossul in
[21:] Keleks last Monday Morning
[22:] the Christians & Priests went
[23:] out to meet him & the school
[24:] boys met him in the streets
[25:] With Music etc, He is
[26:] staying in his new house
[pg: 280]
[1:] which he had bought 3 years
[2:] ago the one alongside of
[3:] Capt Cowley's house now
[4:] occupied by Mons Rouet
[5:] the french consul and the
[6:] piece of ground behind
[7:] it is also his which he
[8:] wants to build;

[9:] The Capt of the SS. Comet
[10:] Beaumont died few days ago
[11:] from excessive drink they say,
[12:] he had the Delirium Tremors,
[13:] he was very young about 32
[14:] years & has only been
[15:] here about 6 or 8 months;

[16:] Here they have had a
[17:] very hard rain & blow of
[18:] strong wind, on Tuesday evening
[19:] the streets were all flooded,
[20:] Antone Marine & Artin
[21:] called on us~

28 Satur

[A47_281_25:184]

[22:] Variable airs & cloudy
[23:] Weather~ at 7 Am I called
[24:] on Alice & sent to see if
[25:] the Mons. Altmayer was
[26:] at home, but he was
[pg: 281]
[1:] out riding at Gherrarah to
[2:] see the Ma Mêre encamped
[3:] there for the benefit of her
[4:] health; At 8 I came on
[5:] board~I At 9 1/2 I went again
[6:] on shore & called on Monseigneur
[7:] Altmayer & Père Augustine
[8:] they were very glad to see me,
[9:] We talked about my visiting
[10:] Europe etc; & left them &
[11:] came to the Office t1ook 53 [illegible]
[12:] from Mr. Bottomley while
[13:] in Office it came on to
[14:] rain heavily with thunder
[15:] for about 1/4 hour, at 11 1/2
[16:] came to the house, Eliza
[17:] & I are both suffering from
[18:] this influenza & do not feel
[19:] well at all~I took a warm
[20:] bath & felt a better
[21:] Light air & weather not settled

29 Sund.

1898 May

[22:] Light air & fine; at 7 Am
[23:] we went to church, The Delegate
[24:] Monsr. Altmayer celebrated
[25:] high mass with the Brass
[26:] band, the french Consul also
[27:] was there in Uniform,
[pg: 282]
[1:] At 8 1/2 we left I called on
[2:] Catterina Yaghchi, on Sister
[3:] Medula, Menusha on
[4:] Asfars where Sedy Jeboory's
[5:] wife & children are living
[6:] for the present, then on Antone
[7:] Marine & then we went
[8:] to call on Monsr. Altmayer
[9:] Antone, Yousif Asfar, Johny
[10:] my Nephew, & I went to
[11:] Cowley's house & took him
[12:] to call also on the Delagate
[13:] as he wished me to do so,
[14:] I then called with Antone &
[15:] Yousif Asfar on Mons Rouet
[16:] the french Consul in
[17:] the same house, and
[18:] then came home at 12,

[19:] At 2 P.M. I called on Sister
[20:] Eliza & on Alice & My sister
[21:] Emilia & came home at 5

[22:] The Monseigneur Altmayer
[23:] & Père Augustine called
[24:] on us at 6, he has brought
[25:] with him his 3 Horses and
[26:] a carriage in one Kellek,
[pg: 283]
[1:] also a Great quantity of
[2:] stores & provisions etc etc;
[3:] he intends staying here till
[4:] October & perhaps spends
[5:] the winter here till spring,

[6:] Light N.W. & fine, We
[7:] are sleeping down below
[8:] yet in the Verandah;

30th Mond

[9:] Light N.W. Wind and fine
[10:] weather, at 7 Am I came
[11:] on board & paid the Ship's
[12:] Company their wages for
[13:] May & finished at 10
[14:] Went home~ Weather got very
[15:] warm with a S. Erly breeze;
[16:] Adoola my cousin called on us;

[17:] We went up this evening
[18:] to sleep on the top of the house
[19:] for the first time; the breeze is
[20:] from the S. Est but fine & cool.

31' Tuesd

1898 June

[21:] Light N.W. & fine; Today is
[22:] the 10th of Moharrem being the
[23:] mourning day for the Hassan
[24:] & Hussein among the Shia
[25:] sect~ at 7 1/2 A.M. I
[pg: 284]
[1:] came on board~ The Blosse
[2:] is alongside discharging
[3:] cargo~ The Mossul is also
[4:] loading a great deal of cargo
[5:] & Bales of wool~ at 4 1/2
[6:] I went home~
[7:] Light N.W. & fine Weather,

1st Wedn

[8:] Light N.W. & fine weather,
[9:] The SS. Mossul & Barge left
[10:] at 4 A.M.~ Sister Emilia
[11:] called in the morning, I left her
[12:] at home & came on board
[13:] at 7 am. We are discharging
[14:] Cargo;

[15:] I finished Alexander's letter
[16:] to Vienna dated the 2nd for tomorrows
[17:] Post & took it to Eliza to
[18:] send it tomorrow, I also
[19:] wrote a letter to Mr. Böhm
[20:] & enclosed it in Alexander's,
[21:] I went home to breakfast
[22:] & returned at 11 1/2;~ Weather
[23:] very warm & light N.W.

[24:] We shipped over 350 Bales wool,
[25:] also Tanned skins, Galls etc
[26:] & finished at 5, Weather
[27:] became Cloudy & very
[pg: 285]
[1:] warm & calm~

[2:] At 5 1/2 P.M. I went home;
[3:] Johny & Artin called on us on
[4:] the top of the house till 8 1/4
[5:] P.M.~ Weather very unsettled
[6:] cloudy, hot & disagreable

[7:] Few drops of rain fell at 1
[8:] about midnight;

2nd Thurs

[9:] Light air & little cloudy,
[10:] at 3 1/2 Am I came on
[11:] board; Erly breeze with
[12:] clouds,~

Baghdad to Basreh [2 JUN 1898 — V047_31_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
176 100,680 15,052 2/4

1898 June

Mr. Gladstone died on 19th May.

[13:] At 4 AM. got underway
[14:] & proceeded~ The Bridge of
[15:] Gherrerah has been put
[16:] across the river~

[17:] At 5,55 passed Diala
[18:] At 7,,5 passed Ctesiphon;
[19:] breeze shifted to N. Wester,

[20:] Finished with the passengers
[21:] tickets We have altogether
[22:] 136 1/2 (2 in 1st Class an Indian
[23:] and the mother of Akif Effendi
[pg: 286]
[1:] KaimaKam of Gorna, and
[2:] one in 2nd Class Artin son
[3:] of Awanessian an Armenian)
[4:] also 2 caulkers free going
[5:] down to caulk the Mejidieh's
[6:] deck~

[7:] At 11,,45 Passed Baghdadieh,
[8:] At 0,,25 P.M. passed the
[9:] S.S. Khalifah going up at
[10:] the bottom of Gutnyeh
[11:] reach~

[12:] At 1,,30 P.M. passed Azizieh,
[13:] weather is getting cloudy all
[14:] over~

[15:] At 5,,50 passed Memlah
[16:] it is getting very cloudy;

[17:] At 9,,50 P.M. arrived at
[18:] Coot landed 50 passengers &
[19:] 23 Packages, I received Henry's
[20:] letter & my English Papers;
[21:] Also a letter from Savon
[22:] Bazin from Port Said enclosing
[23:] a B of Lading for a case
[24:] containing the oil painting
[25:] sent to me by my niece
[26:] Effie Boucherot from Cairo
[pg: 287]
[1:] the freight comes to frcs 8,,50
[2:] from Cairo to P. Said, & £1,,12,,5 freight

3rd Frid

1898 June

[3:] At 4 AM. We left Coot, took
[4:] 10 1/2 Passengers; The Khalifah
[5:] had 215,000 Okes & over 220
[6:] passengers (127 1/2 Return
[7:] Jews from Azair all that
[8:] remained there~

[9:] The SS. Ressafah had just
[10:] left Coot last night bound
[11:] up when we got there;
[12:] N. Erly wind blowing fresh

[13:] At 10,,30 Am passed Ali
[14:] Gherbi~

[15:] Henry writes to me that
[16:] Mr. Gladstone the Ex Premier
[17:] & Minister for foreign Affairs
[18:] has died on the 19th of May,

[19:] At 5,,30 P.M. arrived
[20:] at Amara landed 21 1/2
[21:] passengers & 48 packages

[22:] We began to Ship Pressed
[23:] Bales of Wool from Lynch's
[24:] wool Press, Finished shipping
[25:] of the wool of 274 Bales
[26:] all for Basreh to Asfar &
[27:] Kassim Khdery~
[pg: 288]
[1:] At 9 P.M. we left Amara,
[2:] Light N.W. & fine Cool
[3:] weather. I sleep still in
[4:] my cabin~

[5:] At 10,, We dropped Anchor
[6:] above Aboo Sedra~

4 Satur Therm @ 5.70

1898 June

[7:] Light N.W. & very fine
[8:] and Cool Weather~

[9:] At 4 A.M. proceeded,
[10:] Took 20 passengers from
[11:] Amara~ at 6 landed
[12:] 4 passengers at Kalat Saleh
[13:] & went on~

[14:] At 9 passed Azair, there
[15:] are no Jews left here; only
[16:] the soldiers about 50 of them
[17:] encamped above the Tomb;

[18:] At 11,,45 landed 13 passengers
[19:] & 2 zaptyes free from Amara
[20:] at Gorna & Went on at 12;

[21:] At 4 P.m. arrived at
[22:] Basreh, the Mail Str Ambra
[23:] which arrived on Tuesday
[24:] (the day after the Khalifah
[25:] had left) is leaving just
[pg: 289]
[1:] now from the Quarantine,

[2:] I sent a short letter to my
[3:] son Alexander dated the
[4:] 5th with Vartan to the Mail
[5:] steamer as the Post was closed,
[6:] The S.S. Koordistan is also
[7:] in Quarantine having arrived
[8:] on Saturday evening the
[9:] 28 Ulto & will have to come
[10:] up here on the 7th~

[11:] I went over to Rufail &
[12:] Rezooki, saw there Tookyeh
[13:] & her husband Rezooki &
[14:] their child Yousif they are
[15:] spending some days there,
[16:] Tony Angoorly & his Wife
[17:] & children also came there,
[18:] I took Rezooki & Went over
[19:] to Jeboory Asfar where we
[20:] stayed & dined with him,

[21:] I showed Bazin's letter
[22:] to Jeboory & the B. of Lading
[23:] for the little case sent to
[24:] me by my niece Effie,
[25:] he said he cannot do any
[pg: 290]
[1:] thing with regard to the
[2:] freight charged as it must
[3:] have been entered &
[4:] passed in account with
[5:] London, & the case must
[6:] be lying among the
[7:] cargo for the Turkish
[8:] steamers, & will send to
[9:] look for it tomorrow;

[10:] We came back at 9 1/2
[11:] I slept below in a room
[12:] with windows opened &
[13:] there is a nice cool breeze,
[14:] all the rest slept on the
[15:] top of the house~

5 Sund.

[A47_291_24:185]

[16:] Light N.W. & fine Weather,
[17:] at 6 1/2 A.M. I came on
[18:] board; We are discharging
[19:] cargo & shipping too;

[20:] The N.W. Wind of Bareh
[21:] has now set in since yesterday
[22:] & the time is better & cooler

[23:] At 2 P.M. I went up to
[24:] Jeboory to see about my
[pg: 291]
[1:] Case from Cairo he told
[2:] one of his clerks to look for
[3:] it tomorrow & get it taken,
[4:] I had spoken to Nessoory
[5:] Andrea to clear it for me
[6:] in the Custum House~ I
[7:] then went up to Rufail, had
[8:] Tea with Tookyeh & Rezooki,
[9:] Roofail was up at Shaebyeh
[10:] at Yousif Marine~

[11:] At sunset Rezooki & I
[12:] went up to Jeboory Asfar,
[13:] we stayed to dine, Rezooki
[14:] went away at 9, but I
[15:] stayed & slept there in the
[16:] Verandah, nice cool
[17:] weather~

6 Mond.

1898 June

[A47_292_03:186]

[A47_292_05:187]

[A47_292_14:188]

[18:] Modte N.W. & fine Cool
[19:] Weather, at 7 A.M. Rezooki came
[20:] down in his boat & we then
[21:] came to the Steamer,
[22:] Capt Cowley Rezooki and I
[23:] went up to the house of
[24:] Darby Andrewes, where all
[25:] their house Kit, furniture
[26:] crockery etc are put up
[27:] for sale to liquidate
[pg: 292]
[1:] their debts, they are under
[2:] the Charge of the British
[3:] Consul, as Darby had left
[4:] since last year & Andrewes
[5:] also left a month ago &
[6:] are indebted large sums
[7:] We picked some things &
[8:] Rezooky noted them down
[9:] as there will be an auction
[10:] on Friday next; We then
[11:] came on board~

[12:] Hamady came back from
[13:] the C. House & brought me
[14:] the Painting in a large frame
[15:] which Effie sent me also
[16:] a small water colour
[17:] picture for Henry, No duty
[18:] has been taken on them
[19:] they were passed as old
[20:] pictures by Nessoory Andrea,

[21:] Roofail, Rezooki, Rezooki
[22:] Angoorly etc called on board;

[23:] We received the Mails at
[24:] 4 P.M~
[pg: 293]

Basreh to Baghdad [6 JUN 1898 — V047_32_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
196 1/2 159,214 12,079 3/4 4,,9

[1:] At 4,,45 P.M. We left
[2:] Basreh, Ship is drawing
[3:] 4 feet 9 Inches;~ At 5,,15
[4:] stopped at Maghil landed
[5:] people & stores & went on
[6:] at 5,,30~ Modte N.W.
[7:] but my Cabin is as hot as
[8:] a furnace from the heat
[9:] of the Boiler;~ I gave tickets
[10:] to all the passengers~

[11:] I could not possibly stay
[12:] in my cabin or sleep for
[13:] the heat was awful and
[14:] the wind had fallen down,
[15:] I went to sleep up on the
[16:] upper deck which I found
[17:] nice & cool for the first
[18:] time I slept up~

[19:] At 11,,10 passed Gorna

7 Tuesd.

1898 June

[20:] At 2 P.M. we anchored,
[21:] plenty of mosquitoes are
[22:] on board~

[23:] At 4,,5 we proceeded
[24:] Light N.W. air & fine

[25:] At 5,,25 passed Azair
[pg: 294]

[1:] I sent to Jeboory Asfar
[2:] yesterday the little case
[3:] containing Jams (orange
[4:] blossom & Citron) my wife
[5:] had made for Alexander
[6:] to be sent to Vienna by
[7:] Mr. N. Homsy at Marseilles,
[8:] it will go by the Koordistan
[9:] leaving on about the 20'
[10:] Instt; I got a receipt from
[11:] Jeboory which I will send
[12:] to Homsy~

[13:] We have Altogether 106 1/2
[14:] Passengers, none are in the
[15:] cabins~

[16:] At 10,,30 landed 4 Passengers
[17:] at K. Saleh & took 4 & went
[18:] on at 10,,35;

[19:] Blowing fresh N.W. Wind
[20:] but not cool, Therm @ noon 92
[21:] & 96º at 4 P.M~

[22:] At 4,,5 P.m. Arrived at
[23:] Amara landed 23 passengers
[24:] & the 10 zaptyeh's, & 3 Cases
[25:] rivets for Lynch's Wool
[26:] Press~ We took 6 Tons
[pg: 295]
[1:] of Coal, & shipped 230 Tins
[2:] of Ghee & 26 Bales Lamb
[3:] Skins (about 5145 Okes)

[4:] At 6 P.M. left Amara
[5:] Took 43 Passengers~
[6:] Weather nice & cool, with moderate
[7:] N.W. Wind~

8 Wedn.Therm@ 5 74 Noon 102

1898 June

[A47_296_16:189]

[8:] It blew fresh throughout the
[9:] night, & I felt it quite cool
[10:] towards morning on the upper
[11:] deck; The wind fell at sunrise
[12:] but remained cool & pleasant;

[13:] At 6,,55 AM landed 3 passengers
[14:] and took 2 from Ali Gherbi
[15:] & went on at 7~

[16:] Wind got up blowing
[17:] strong at 10 am and
[18:] hot, it is the proper Bareh
[19:] as they call it in Basreh,
[20:] (the strong N.W. Wind)

[21:] At 6,,50 P.M. arrived at
[22:] Coot landed 37 1/2 passengers
[23:] and 2 Bales; took 4 Bales
[24:] skins & a lot of passengers

[25:] At 7,,30 left Coot, Very
[26:] light air from N.W. & fine,
[pg: 296]

[1:] It is nice & cool on the top of
[2:] the house~

9th Thursd Therm @ 5, 75

[3:] Light N.W. & fine cool
[4:] weather~

[5:] At 2,,50 Am. passed
[6:] Memlah, River is getting
[7:] low; We took 41 Passengers
[8:] from Coot~ (one in 2nd C Cabin)

[9:] There is no wind today, a
[10:] light N.W. breeze only~

[11:] At 10,,50 Am passed
[12:] Azizieh~

[13:] At 2,,15 P.M. passed
[14:] Baghdadieh Fort;

[15:] At 5 P.M. we met the
[16:] Khalifah coming down at
[17:] Jubeil (Dawar reach) she
[18:] has Colonel Loch the
[19:] Resident on board going
[20:] down to go by the mail
[21:] via Kurachi to England
[22:] on a 6 months leave, We
[23:] both anchored, Coll. Loch
[24:] Capt Hanslow & Henry &
[25:] Charley & the Engineer
[26:] Weber came on board
[pg: 297]
[1:] Coll. Loch red his letters
[2:] & Telegrams; the Khalifah
[3:] left at 11 A.M. they were waiting
[4:] for the Damascus mail until
[5:] it arrived; Henry tells me
[6:] that Eliza has the letter of
[7:] Alexander in which he
[8:] says that he has had a very
[9:] bad sore eyes on leaving
[10:] Paris & after 4 hours had
[11:] to return to Paris & go to
[12:] a doctor who took out a
[13:] piece of wood from his eye
[14:] & he returned on his journey
[15:] to Vienna I shall see
[16:] that in Baghdad~

[17:] At 5,,55 We left and
[18:] proceeded~

[19:] At 11,, passed Ctesiphon

10 Frid

1898 June

[A47_299_15:190]

[20:] At 1,,10 Am passed Diala,
[21:] Light N.W. & fine weather,

[22:] At 4,,10 passed the S.S.
[23:] Ressafah & Barge bound down
[24:] at the Kher~ Wind getting
[25:] up fresh~

[26:] At 4,,55 Am landed
[pg: 298]
[1:] the mails at the Residency
[2:] & steamed to the Custum
[3:] House, No steamer here

[4:] I went home & saw Eliza
[5:] she is well, I saw Alexanders
[6:] letters here one of last week
[7:] from Paris of the 13 May
[8:] one from Zurich & one
[9:] from Innsbrück, and
[10:] two from Vienna of the
[11:] 20 May he is very well
[12:] in Vienna & has seen Mr.
[13:] Böhm~

[14:] Elias Jejo came to me to ask
[15:] about the 3 cases we brought
[16:] up this time with the cargo
[17:] of the Kurdistan, sent to
[18:] them by Ibrahim from
[19:] Paris, in one of them there
[20:] are some things sent to us
[21:] by Alexander few little
[22:] objects etc~ In the after
[23:] noon the wife of Elias Jejo
[24:] & her two daughters called
[25:] & remained till sunset,
[pg: 299]
[1:] Antone Marine called also
[2:] Johny & Artin my Nephews,

[3:] Modte N.W. Wind &
[4:] fine cool Weather;~

11 Satur Therm @ 5, 74

[5:] Modte N.W. & fine cool Morning,
[6:] at 7 Am I came on board,
[7:] the Blosse is alongside
[8:] the wharf; discharging cargo,

[9:] At 10 went home~
[10:] I took a warm bath; The weather
[11:] is hot during the day a warm
[12:] breeze blowing ; The
[13:] nights are very cool~
[14:] The wife & children of Jeboory
[15:] Asfar have hired the house
[16:] of Joojoo the Goldsmith close
[17:] to my house where Mr. Nelson
[18:] & DeMello were living, at
[19:] 50 [illegible] per year~

12' Sund Therm @ 5 72

1898 June

[A47_300_21:191]

[A47_301_02:192]

[20:] Modte N.W. & fine cool
[21:] Weather~ at 7 1/2 Am. I
[22:] called on Terrooza & Catherina
[23:] her Mother & saw there
[24:] Père Augustine (Elias Sayegh
[pg: 300]
[1:] I then went to church and
[2:] with Johny & Artin called
[3:] on the Assyrian Bishop,
[4:] Habib Chiha, Sedy wife
[5:] of Jeboory Asfar, Eliza &
[6:] Adooly my cousins, Terooza
[7:] wife of Nessoory Andrea,
[8:] Sister Medula, Menusha
[9:] & Shekoory Sayegh,

[10:] At 2 1/2 P.M. I called on
[11:] Sister Eliza, on Alice &
[12:] Emilia; & with Johny went
[13:] to Visit the Monseigneur
[14:] Altmayer but was not
[15:] at home, we then called
[16:] on Mr. Bottomley then came
[17:] Mrs. Hall (the Clerk at Lynch's
[18:] Office) also Mr. & Mrs. Livingstone
[19:] & his wife's sister; I then
[20:] called on Dr. & Mrs. Hess
[21:] the German Chancelier in
[22:] their new little house
[23:] opposite Abdulrahman
[24:] Pachachi's house,
[pg: 301]
[1:] he told me that Dr. Rosen
[2:] the Consul is coming
[3:] back from Mendeli
[4:] where he had gone a month
[5:] ago; I came home at
[6:] 6 1/4~ Light N.W. and
[7:] fine weather;

13' Mond.

1898 June

[8:] Light N.W. & fine Cool
[9:] weather~ at 7 am I
[10:] came on board;
[11:] Ibrahim Gejou has sent
[12:] 3 Cases containing shoes
[13:] & perfumery etc to his
[14:] Brother Isak for sale,
[15:] & Alexander has also sent
[16:] some little things also
[17:] his portrait in them, &
[18:] I have to get them cleared
[19:] from the Custum House

[20:] Isak Gejou also Johny came
[21:] & we went to the Custum
[22:] House to clear the shoes &
[23:] Perfumery of Isak, & I was
[24:] astonished not to find
[25:] any of Alexanders articles
[26:] sent to me nor his
[pg: 302]
[1:] likeness, I do not know
[2:] what became of them &
[3:] Ibrahim wrote to his brother
[4:] that they were amongst
[5:] his Kit~ I went home
[6:] at 2 1/2 P.M. Eliza & I called
[7:] on Sedy wife of Jeboory Asfar
[8:] and on Mina Widow of
[9:] Naoom Abood, also on
[10:] Antone Marine but they
[11:] were not at home, We
[12:] came home at 6 1/2;
[13:] Modte N.W. & fine Weather,

14' Tuesd Therm @ 5, 79

[14:] Modte N.W. Wind but not
[15:] cool~ The S.S. Mossul &
[16:] Barge arrived at about 3 1/2
[17:] A.M. at 7 I called on
[18:] Menusha & then Came on
[19:] board~ The Mossul is inside
[20:] discharging~ At 9 I went
[21:] on shore called on Mahd Said
[22:] Shahbenders Office & told
[23:] him that I have sent by
[24:] the Koordistan leaving on
[25:] the 20 Instt, a little box
[pg: 303]
[1:] of Marmalade for my son
[2:] Alexander at Vienna to
[3:] the care of Mrs. N. Homsy
[4:] at Marseilles & I have written
[5:] to them to pay the freight
[6:] & expences to Vienna &
[7:] I will pay it to him here;

[8:] I went home; the Monseigneur
[9:] Altmayer & Pere Augustine
[10:] called on us~

[11:] Hot wind blowing; the
[12:] thermer. went up in the Verandah
[13:] to 108º~ At 3 P.M. I came
[14:] on board; We are shipping
[15:] Cargo; at 5 3/4 P.M. I went
[16:] home & then went to Catherina
[17:] Yaghchi to fetch Eliza &
[18:] go to Antone Marine, but
[19:] Captn & Mrs. Cowley called
[20:] on us & so we had to go
[21:] home, they left at 7~

[22:] Modte N.W. & fine weather

15th Wed Th@ 5. 80

1898 June

[23:] Modte N.W. but not refreshing

[24:] At 7 AM I came on
[25:] board; I finished Alexanders
[26:] letter for tomorrow's Post
[pg: 304]
[1:] also a letter for Effie
[2:] my niece at Cairo, also
[3:] a letter for Mr. N. Homsy,

[4:] At 11 went to breakfast,
[5:] & returned at 1 P.M.~
[6:] We shipped a good deal of
[7:] cargo about 96,000 Okes
[8:] Weather Very warm in
[9:] the Cabin~

[10:] At 6 P.M. Went home;
[11:] Eliza is unwell with Diarrhea
[12:] & colic in stomach since
[13:] this morning~ Johny
[14:] & Artin called on us till 8 1/2

16: 16 Thurs Th@5, 74

[15:] Weather fine & cool

[16:] Light N.W. & fine Cool
[17:] Morning~ At 3 1/2 Am
[18:] I came on board~
[pg: 305]

Baghdad to Basreh [16 JUN 1898 — V047_33_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
152 126,455 20,413 1/2 4,,5

[A47_305_19:193]

[A47_305_20:194]

1898 June

[A47_306_03:195]

[A47_306_11:196]

[A47_306_14:197]

[A47_307_21:198]

[1:] At 4 Am got underway
[2:] & proceeded~

[3:] At 6 passed Diala river;
[4:] At 6,,40 passed the S.S. Phrat
[5:] & Barge going up at Gusseiba

[6:] At 7,,10 passed Ctesiphon;
[7:] We have Altogether 127
[8:] passengers, (5 in 1st Class,
[9:] Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Livingstone
[10:] & Miss Coulman his wife's
[11:] sister & the Servant all paying
[12:] Deck fare by Mr. Bottomley's
[13:] Order; Hamdy Beg the
[14:] Mufettish Adlyeh brother of
[15:] Ali Beg Saib of Basreh, Going
[16:] to Coot & with him Abdul Kadur
[17:] Zheir & 2 of his Attendants
[18:] in 2nd Class Also to Coot)
[19:] and one Jewess free by SL. & Co;

[20:] At 11,,50 passed Baghdadieh

[21:] At 0,,45 P.M. met the
[22:] SS Khalifah coming up at
[23:] the top of [illegible] we stopped
[24:] & she also, as Mr. Livingstone
[pg: 306]
[1:] wanted to see the new Agent
[2:] Mr. Langridge coming out
[3:] to take his place Mr.
[4:] Richards the acting Agent
[5:] of Lynch Brothers also on
[6:] board they all came off
[7:] also Capt. Hanslow, Charley
[8:] Cowley & Henry; Henry has
[9:] left my papers & letter at
[10:] Coot; The wife of Padmani
[11:] & her two daughters are on
[12:] board going up (one is the
[13:] widow of Dr. Malakis
[14:] who comitted suicide at
[15:] Constantinople by Cutting
[16:] his throat with a razor)
[17:] she has 143 passengers and
[18:] 205,000 Okes~

[19:] At 1,,50 P.M. We left &
[20:] proceeded~

[21:] At 2,,45 passed Azizieh;
[22:] fresh N.W. wind~

[23:] The river is getting low &
[24:] the steamer bumped today
[25:] on two or three places~

[26:] At 7,,20 passed Memlah
[pg: 307]
[1:] Light N.W. & fine Weather

[2:] At 11,,30 P.M. arrived
[3:] at Coot landed 38 packages
[4:] and 33 passengers (4 cabin
[5:] passengers Hamdi Beg & his
[6:] followers) Received my
[7:] papers & Henry's letter~

17 Frid

1898 June

[A47_308_12:199

[8:] Light N.W. & fine Cool
[9:] Morning; At 4 Am we
[10:] left Coot; Took 15 Passenges
[11:] (one in 2nd C. Michail Raffi
[12:] of Jeboory Asfar to Basreh)

[13:] Detained aground at Aboo
[14:] Dood for the first time in
[15:] the season from 8,,35 to
[16:] 8,,50~

[17:] At 10,,55 AM. landed 7
[18:] passengers at Ali Gherbi, took
[19:] 2 & Went on at 11,,10~

[20:] About a month ago,
[21:] a Great quarrel had taken
[22:] place between the tribes of Hassan
[23:] ibn Jendeel of the Beni
[24:] Laam tribe & Magasis
[25:] located from Coot and
[pg: 308]
[1:] downward on the West bank
[2:] and both lost about 20
[3:] or 30 Men Killed; and now
[4:] all the Governors of the
[5:] surrounding districts have
[6:] gathered at S. Saad to
[7:] arrange the Matter and
[8:] collected the Sheikhs to
[9:] oblige them to give a
[10:] Guarantee for their future
[11:] Good behaviour, there were
[12:] Mostapha Pasha Motserrif
[13:] of Amara who came up
[14:] in the Khalifah, the Motserrif
[15:] of Nasryeh, Kaimakam
[16:] of Coot Jaffer Beg, of Hai,
[17:] Shetra etc & a Company
[18:] of troops encamped there;

[19:] At 4,,40 P.M. passed
[20:] the SS. Ressafah & Barge
[21:] going up;

[22:] At 6,,15 P.M. arrived at
[23:] Amara landed 24 1/2 passengers
[24:] & 334 Packges (300 Bundles
[25:] of Hoop Iron for the
[pg: 309]
[1:] wool press of S. Lynch & Co,

[2:] We shipped 182 Bales
[3:] of Wool & 7 Tons of Ghee,
[4:] It is Awfully hot in my
[5:] Cabin; the Livingstones
[6:] are sleeping on the top
[7:] of the house; I slept in
[8:] my Cabin last night, it
[9:] was very warm in the first
[10:] part of the night, but as
[11:] the steamer was going
[12:] it became cooler;

[13:] At 9 P.M. We left Amara,
[14:] At 10,,15 anchored above
[15:] Aboo Sedra, I slept in the cabin
[16:] there was a nice breeze as long
[17:] as the steamer was going
[18:] but when she turned round
[19:] & anchored I awoke & fet it
[20:] very warm with some mosquitoes
[21:] which troubled me all the
[22:] night~

23: 18 Satur Th@ 5. 79

1898 June

[A47_310_19:200]

[A47_311_02:201]

[23:] At 4 Am We proceeded
[24:] very light N.W. breeze~

[25:] We took 9 Passengers & 10 zaptyes
[26:] from Amara~
[pg: 310]

[1:] I wrote a letter to Alexander
[2:] dated tomorrow, for this mail
[3:] leaving tomorrow morning
[4:] Via Bombay~

[5:] At 9,,15 passed Azair;
[6:] very light air & is getting warm

[7:] At 0,,10 P.M. passed Gorna
[8:] it became very hot & Sultry,

[9:] At 3,,55 Arrived at Basreh
[10:] there is no Mail steamer,
[11:] the Khandalla is coming
[12:] up & she was at Fâo yesterday,
[13:] The SS. Koordistan is here loaded
[14:] & ready to leave;

[15:] At 5 1/2 P.M. the Mail Str.
[16:] Khandalla arrived to the
[17:] quarantine station;~ Rezooki
[18:] Sayegh Came down to me, he
[19:] says that Rufail is gone up
[20:] to Gorna to his property about
[21:] 4 days ago; to collect some
[22:] Arrears of revenue due by
[23:] the Arab farmers;~

[24:] Mr. De Sarzec, his wife &
[25:] son have returned from
[pg: 311]
[1:] Tello by way of Nasryeh
[2:] about 6 days ago & are
[3:] living at G. Asfar they
[4:] are going away by next
[5:] mail boat via Bombay
[6:] At 6 Rezooki and I went up to
[7:] his house where I dined
[8:] with him & slept on top of
[9:] the house, light N.W. breeze
[10:] & cool night~.

19 Sund

1898 June

[A47_312_13:202]

[A47_312_18:203]

[11:] Light N.W. & fine but not
[12:] so refreshing, at 6 1/2 A.M.
[13:] I came on board, I sent
[14:] for my papers & got my
[15:] [illegible]& a packet of french
[16:] papers & pamphlets sent
[17:] by Alexander, the last date
[18:] of the 15 May, ~
[19:] I have had a little diarrhea
[20:] last night from eating some
[21:] melons, I do not feel well
[22:] to go in to Basrah, Rezooki
[23:] came to take me but I
[24:] would not go, so we went
[25:] up to his place & spent
[26:] the day at 11 am. I laid
[27:] in & red the papers ~
[pg: 312]

[1:] At about 3 1/2 p.m. Roofail
[2:] came down from Neshwa
[3:] where he had gone about
[4:] some claim~
[5:] At 3 Rezooki & I went over
[6:] to Jeboory Asfar, he is not
[7:] going to send the box of
[8:] marmalade we made for
[9:] Alexander by the Koordistan
[10:] as she is not going to touch
[11:] at Marseilles & wants
[12:] to send it by the Godistan
[13:] chartered for Yousif Korkis
[14:] & the other merchants &
[15:] will be leaving Basreh
[16:] by the end of July ~ I saw
[17:] Mons. De Sarzec, he is going
[18:] to leave by next weaks
[19:] mail steamer via Bombay

[20:] We returned to Rufail
[21:] at 7 P.M. very calm
[22:] weather ~

20 Mond

1898 June

[23:] Very calm & sultry weather
[24:] The S.S. Koordistan left
[pg: 313]
[1:] at about 3 1/2 A.M. also
[2:] the mail Str Khandalla
[3:] left at the same time;
[4:] The S.S. Mossul arrived at
[5:] about 4 A.M.;

[6:] At 6 I came on board
[7:] weather is very warm &
[8:] calm but at 10 a modte
[9:] N.W. breeze began to blow,
[10:] but my cabin is very
[11:] warm, especially when
[12:] they lit the fire in the
[13:] engineroom it became
[14:] like an oven & felt myself
[15:] very weak;

[16:] Rezooki & Roofail came
[17:] & Rezooki Angoorly etc,
[18:] We have been doing
[19:] nothing today the ship
[20:] is loaded, at last least we
[21:] took every thing that was
[22:] left in the Barge~
[pg: 314]

Basreh to Baghdad [20 JUN 1898 — V047_34_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
289 101,995 19,519 1/2

Draft

[1:] At 5 p.m. P.M. we got under
[2:] way, & proceeded;
[3:] fearfully warm in my cabin
[4:] from the Engine room, I
[5:] could not give tickets, &
[6:] had to go up on deck and
[7:] do it~ The weather is cool
[8:] with a modte N.W. wind
[9:] I slept on the top of the
[10:] house ~
[11:] At 10,,50 passed Gorna

21 Tuesd.

[A47_315_16:204]

1898 June

[12:] At 0,,5 A.M. 0,,5 we dropped anchor
[13:] near Zechyeh ~

[14:] At 3,,30 proceeded, very
[15:] calm weather, a light
[16:] N.W. breeze springing up;

[17:] At 6,,10 passed Azair
[18:] finished with the passengers
[19:] tickets ~
[20:] We have altogether 207 1/2
[21:] (4 in 1st Class, Mr. Ovsinkoff
[22:] the Chancelier for the
[pg: 315]
[1:] Russian Consul, he speaks
[2:] french not so well, also little
[3:] Turkish & Russian; Yousif
[4:] Abdulahad nephew of
[5:] Aboo Shooker, our fireman
[6:] with his wife, and Seyd
[7:] Ahmed Effendi a clerk in
[8:] the quarantine of Baghdad,
[9:] and one in 2nd Class Artin
[10:] [illegible] and 9
[11:] workmen from the Dock
[12:] of Mejidieh, our passengers
[13:] are mostly pilgrims returning
[14:] from Mecca Persians &
[15:] some Arabs~
[16:] Detained at the Elbow
[17:] from 8 1/2 till 9 am. in
[18:] going round~

[19:] At 11,,50 landed 2 passengers
[20:] at Kalat Saleh & took 2
[21:] & went on at 12 ~

[22:] At 2 P.M. the new anchor
[23:] Launch which was built at
[24:] Basreh by our carpenter &
[25:] Blacksmith taking it in
[26:] tow astern of our anchor
[27:] Launch got filled with
[pg: 316]
[1:] water, we anchored to
[2:] bale her out & to collect the
[3:] planks which had floated
[4:] away ~ At 3,,10 we got
[5:] under way & went on ;

[6:] At 6,, P.M. arrived at
[7:] Amara landed 22 1/2
[8:] passengers & 14 packages
[9:] & a Quantity of date branches
[10:] for Lynch's wool Press;

[11:] We took 5 tons of Coal
[12:] & 70 packages hides & Ghee
[13:] & Copper~

[14:] At 7,,50 P.M. left
[15:] Amara, light N.W. air
[16:] & fine; It is very nice and
[17:] cool on the top of the house;

22 Wedn Ther @ 5,74 5 1/4 Noon 100 4 P.M. 100

[18:] Light N.W. & fine cool
[19:] morning~ Gave tickets to
[20:] 36 1/2 Amara passengers;

[21:] At 7,,20 A.M. landed
[22:] 8 passengers at Ali Gherbi~ weather
[23:] calm & getting warm
[24:] & went on at 7,,30 took
[25:] 5 passengers;~ weather
[26:] calm & getting warm
[pg: 317]
[1:] At 6,,30 p.m. P.M. arrived at
[2:] Coot landed 6 passengers,
[3:] Took in 5 tons of coal,
[4:] Modte N.W. wind ~

[5:] At 7,,55 left Coot~
[6:] very light air & fine ~
[7:] a fresh wind get up & blew
[8:] all the night, took 29 Passengers

23 Thursd Therm @ 5.72 Noon 89

1898 June

[A47_318_05:205]

[9:] At 1,,15 A.M. met the S.S.
[10:] Phrat & Barge bound down
[11:] at Anchor at Hamraya,
[12:] her boat came off to us with
[13:] 6 passengers coming to meet
[14:] a friend of them Seyd Ahmed
[15:] Effendi Mutwelly of the
[16:] Tekyeh of Ras Gherayeh who
[17:] was at Mecca; we took them
[18:] and went on at 1,,20 ~

[19:] At 2,,50 picked 3 passengers
[20:] from Bughela came off in
[21:] a Goffa~

[22:] At 3,,20 A.M. passed Memlah
[23:] moderate cool N.W. wind,
[24:] an exceptionally cool
[25:] weather the wind is so
[26:] fresh & pleasant ~
[27:] At 11.15 passed Azizieh
[pg: 318]

[1:] At 1,,10 p.m. passed the
[2:] S.S. Khalifah going down
[3:] at the top of Rmelat reach
[4:] near the new house
[5:] now being built at the
[6:] bottom of Gutnyeh reach
[7:] belonging to Mahomed
[8:] Pasha Daghestany and
[9:] Abduljebbar the lawyer,
[10:] & just at the same place
[11:] where we met her as we
[12:] were going down~
[13:] Strong N.W. wind blowing
[14:] and cool~

[15:] At 2,,45 P.M. passed
[16:] Baghdadieh Fort;
[17:] At 4,,45 went alongside
[18:] the bank above Swera (opposite
[19:] Dawer) & landed 78 young
[20:] date trees of H. Abdulghany
[21:] Khdery on freight, for his
[22:] property there & went on
[23:] at 4,,55 ~
[24:] The day kept exceptionally
[25:] cool today; the water is very
[26:] cool all the day;
[pg: 319]
[1:] Wind fell before sunset & is
[2:] very cool & pleasant; moon
[3:] is 4 days old;~ I slept in
[4:] my cabin & found it very nice
[5:] & cool, ~At 11 passed Ctesiphon

[6:] Modte N.W. & very cool weather

24 Frid Therm @ 5.70

1898 June

[A47_320_09:206]

1898 June

[7:] At 1,,45 A.M. passed the
[8:] Diala, at 2,,30 stopped
[9:] below the Bridge of [illegible]
[10:] waiting for the bridge to
[11:] be opened, while here a Goffa
[12:] came with about 10 persons
[13:] coming from Baghdad to
[14:] meet Seyd Ahmed of the Tekyeh
[15:] Capt Cowley remained here
[16:] till day light; at 4 am
[17:] I landed & walked to town
[18:] Artin Awaness also walked
[19:] with me, it is very nice
[20:] & exceptionally cool weather
[21:] for this time of the season,
[22:] I arrived home at 5 1/2
[23:] saw Eliza alright but
[24:] little weak from last week's
[25:] diarrhea she had ~
[26:] The Blosse Lynch arrived
[27:] at 6 1/2~ I found
[pg: 320]
[1:] two letters from Alexander
[2:] from Vienna of last week's
[3:] post & yesterday dated
[4:] the of May & of this
[5:] month, also a Postal Card
[6:] of the 30 Ulto sent from the
[7:] top of the Khalenberg hill
[8:] where he had gone by himself
[9:] he is very well, taking
[10:] his German lesson from Dr.
[11:] Bayer, and goes to a large
[12:] merchants office, a very
[13:] extensive export firm he
[14:] is very glad of this place &
[15:] the Director is very satisfied
[16:] with him, he was recommended
[17:] to this large house by Mr.
[18:] Böhm, who also writes to
[19:] me a very nice letter &
[20:] telling me how he is looking
[21:] after Alexander~
[22:] found also a telegram
[23:] from Alexander dated
[24:] the 20th which arrived on the
[25:] 21st asking us for money
[pg: 321]
[1:] he requires he says

[2:] Eliza Svoboda
[3:] Baghdad
[4:] Require hastly 500 advise
[5:] Korkis ~

[6:] His expenses for May bas been
[7:] very large 648 frcs, for his
[8:] travelling from Paris and
[9:] his attendance by the Doctor
[10:] to cure his eye etc; So I
[11:] could not possibly avoid
[12:] sending him as he may be
[13:] in great need; I went to
[14:] Yousif Korkis & asked him
[15:] to give me a telegram to
[16:] his brother Rezooki for
[17:] 20 £ Stg which he did
[18:] as follows,

[19:] RazKallah London
[20:] [illegible] Svoboda Vingt Sterlin
[21:] Korkis

[22:] 7 words which I sent to the
[23:] telegraph Office at 1 P.M.
[24:] & I paid frcs 5,,20~

[25:] At 3 P.M. I called on Alice
[26:] & Sister Emilia I & left
[27:] at 6 came home; Johny
[28:] & Artin called on us
[pg: 322]
[1:] in the evening~

[2:] very cool weather, we feel
[3:] it quite cold on the top of
[4:] the house & the water is as
[5:] cold as ice~

25 Satur Therm@ 5,64

[6:] Modte Very Cool N.W.
[7:] breeze, quite cold in bed,

[8:] At 7 Am I called on Menusha
[9:] Henry's Wife & then came
[10:] on board; The S.S. Ressafah
[11:] is inside discharging cargo;
[12:] I went home at 10~ Had a
[13:] warm bath~

[14:] Light N.W. air & not so cool
[15:] Moon 6 days old~

26' Sund Therm@ 5,72

[16:] Light N.W. & fine~ at
[17:] 7 1/2 A.M. I called on Antone
[18:] Marine & then we went to
[19:] church, I then called on
[20:] Nessoory Andrea who has
[21:] come up from Basreh for 15
[22:] days leave & is going down
[23:] with us; Called on the Assyrian
[24:] Bishop, on the Chaldean
[25:] Patriarch Abed Ysho,
[26:] Catterina Yaghchi, Sister
[pg: 323]
[1:] Medula, Menusha &
[2:] came home at 12; at 2 1/2
[3:] P.M. called on Eassayee
[4:] brothers; Shemoony & her
[5:] sons of Korkis, on Sister
[6:] Eliza & Alice, came home
[7:] at 6~ Light air and
[8:] not so cool but pleasant,

27' Mond Therm @ 5, 74

1898 June

[9:] Very light air or Calm,
[10:] at 4 1/2 A.M. We were up
[11:] Eliza & I went to Sister
[12:] Eliza there took Alice,
[13:] Terrooza Regina & Bella
[14:] daughter of Terrooza and
[15:] We got a Goffa & dropped
[16:] down to Asfar's Garden
[17:] where all the Asfars & family
[18:] are now out also Sedy
[19:] Wife of Jeboory Asfar,
[20:] there were the Monseigneur
[21:] Altmayer & Père Augustin
[22:] but they rode in to town
[23:] Eliza & I went to Asfar's
[24:] & the rest of my nieces
[pg: 324]
[1:] went to Tanton's family,
[2:] I also went then for few
[3:] minutes; they wont let
[4:] them return with me,
[5:] so I dispensed with the
[6:] Goffa, & I walked into
[7:] town with Yousif Asfar
[8:] left at 7 & arrived at home
[9:] at 7 3/4, at 8 1/2 I came
[10:] on board; We are discharging
[11:] Cargo~

[12:] At 10 I went to the Office to
[13:] Mr. Bottomley & took 52£ for
[14:] wages~ At 11 came home;

[15:] At 3 P.M. called on Menusha,
[16:] at 6 1/2 Went over to Sister
[17:] Eliza & spent the evening on
[18:] top of the house, my wife
[19:] & the daughter of Eliza, Terrooza
[20:] & Regina came back
[21:] from Asfar's Garden at 7,
[22:] We then went home at 9,
[23:] light N.W. & fine~

28' Tuesd Therm @ 5, 76

[A47_325_13:207]

1898 June

[24:] Light N.W. & fine weather
[25:] at 7 A.M. I came on board
[26:] to pay the ship's company
[pg: 325]
[1:] their wages;~

[2:] The S.S. Mossul arrived
[3:] at 2 AM; The Ressafah
[4:] is loading to leave tomorrow,

[5:] At 10 went home, Sister
[6:] Medula called on us~

[7:] At 3 P.M. I came on board,
[8:] We are shipping some cargo,
[9:] but most of it went to
[10:] the Ressafah, as Yousif
[11:] Korkis & two or three other
[12:] merchants here are getting
[13:] a steamer out for their cargo
[14:] the Goolistan chartered
[15:] by Rezooki Korkis from
[16:] Bucknal, @ 25 Shilling the
[17:] ton, whereas Asfar & Strick
[18:] are asking 35, & so they
[19:] have got a steamer and
[20:] are collecting all the cargo
[21:] they can, their agent in
[22:] Basreh is Kassim Khdery,

[23:] At 5 1/2 P.M. I went home,
[24:] took Eliza & went over to Antone
[25:] Marine & spent the evening on
[26:] the top of the house we
[pg: 326]
[1:] returned at 8 1/2~ Light N.W. &
[2:] cool a little~

29' Wedn.

[3:] Light N.W. & fine~ at
[4:] 7 am Called on Menusha
[5:] being Henry's holyday today
[6:] of St Peter & St Paul~
[7:] I then came on board,
[8:] the Ressafah left this morning
[9:] at 3 1/2 A.M.~ The Mossul
[10:] went in to discharge cargo,

[11:] I finished Alexander's letter
[12:] for tomorrow's Post, I also
[13:] wrote to Mr. J. Böhm, and
[14:] to Blockey at Cheshnut;

[15:] We are shipping very little
[16:] cargo~

[17:] At 10 1/2 I went home,
[18:] Kass Philippus the Armenian
[19:] called on us;

[20:] Wind blowing fresh and
[21:] hot with dust; At 1 P.M.
[22:] came on board;~ We shipped
[23:] some cargo through & Local
[24:] It is very hot on my cabin
[25:] the wind being so hot too,

[26:] At 6 1/2 P.M. I went
[pg: 327]
[1:] home~

30 Thursd

[2:] Modte N.W. Wind~ at
[3:] 3 1/2 AM I came on board,

Baghdad to Basreh [30 JUN 1898 — V047_35_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
103 1/2 91,635 14,603 1/2

1898 July

[4:] At 4 A.M. got underway
[5:] & proceeded~

[6:] At 6,, passed Diala river
[7:] At 7,,10 passes Ctesiphon

[8:] We have altogether 91 1/2
[9:] passengers (2 in 1st Class
[10:] Nessoory Andrea the Shahbender
[11:] of Basreh with free Return
[12:] ticket by Lynch Brothers and
[13:] a Turkish lady the daughter
[14:] of Said Pasha Motserrif of
[15:] Hassa)~

[16:] At 11,,50 passed the S.S. Khalifah
[17:] going up at Thaji just
[18:] above Baghdadieh Fort,
[19:] Toni Angoorly on board;
[20:] Fresh N.W. wind hot,

[21:] At 0,,5 P.M. passed
[22:] Baghdadieh Fort;

[23:] At 2 P.M. passed
[pg: 328]
[1:] Azizieh, hot wind blowing
[2:] this will soon evaporate
[3:] the river;

[4:] At 6,,35 passed Memlah;
[5:] Light N.W. & air is cooling down;

[6:] At 11,,5 P.M. arrived at Coot
[7:] landed 18 passengers and 71
[8:] packages; Received Henry's
[9:] letters & my papers, we remained
[10:] here for the night~

1 Frid Therm @ 5. 81 Noon 108 4 P.M. 104

[11:] Light N.W. & fine weather,
[12:] At 4 Am we left Coot,
[13:] Took 2 passengers; The S.S.
[14:] Khalifah had little cargo
[15:] 69400 Okes including 30 Tons
[16:] of Coal for Baghdad, there
[17:] is no cargo left at Basreh
[18:] for us to be shipped~

[19:] At 10,,50 anchored above
[20:] Ali Gherbi & landed 31
[21:] packages & 2 passengers,
[22:] Blowing a strong hot wind

[23:] At 11,,20 left & proceeded

[24:] At 6,,45 P.M. arrived
[25:] at Amara, landed 15 1/2
[pg: 329]
[1:] passengers & 69 Packges;
[2:] we shipped Bales of Wool
[3:] from Lynch Press & finished
[4:] at 9 & remained for the night;
[5:] Light N.W. & fine cool night

2 Satur Therm @ 5,75

1898 July

[6:] Light N.W. & cool morning
[7:] & very pleasant~

[8:] At 2,,30 A.M. left Amara,
[9:] At 4,,15 passed the S.S. Phrat
[10:] & Barge going up~

[11:] At 5,,45 landed 2 passengers
[12:] at Kalat Saleh; Went on at
[13:] 5,,50~ We took 10 passengers
[14:] from Amara~

[15:] At 8,,45 passed Azair;
[16:] At 11, passed the S.S. Ressafah
[17:] & Barge going down, she
[18:] had left on Tuesday Morning
[19:] from Baghdad~

[20:] At 11,,35 landed 13 Packges
[21:] at Gorna & went on at
[22:] 11,,45~ Light N.W. air
[23:] but heavy & not refreshing;

[24:] At 4 P.M. arrived at
[25:] Basreh, The SS. Arabistan
[26:] is here arrived 3 days ago;
[pg: 330]
[1:] also the Mail Str Amra
[2:] bringing the Mail of the
[3:] SS. Pemba which she met in
[4:] the Persian Gulf, & she leaves
[5:] tomorrow;

[6:] I wrote a letter to Alexander
[7:] Vienna Via Bombay dated
[8:] tomorrow & told him all about
[9:] his return Journey & a list
[10:] of the Stations from Alexandretta
[11:] to Deir etc etc~

[12:] Rezooki Came to me,
[13:] we then went up to Jeboory
[14:] Asfar to look for Alexander's
[15:] case which he had given
[16:] to Ibrahim Gejou to send
[17:] in his boxes of last trip
[18:] which I took up & was not
[19:] found; I found it in the
[20:] Baghdad Manifest for
[21:] the Turkish Steamers a box
[22:] Marked JJK & it is in the
[23:] Custum House, I obtained
[24:] a delivery order to take it
[25:] here tomorrow; as Jeboory
[pg: 331]
[1:] was very busy in Office
[2:] with lots of people calling,
[3:] so we left & went to Roofails
[4:] house, but he is up at
[5:] his Ground at Hedda
[6:] since yesterday; Rezooki
[7:] & I dined alone & slept
[8:] on top of the house; Very
[9:] light breeze & dampy,

[10:] The Ressafah came
[11:] down at 6 1/2 P.M.

3 Sund.

1898 July

[12:] Very light N.W. dampy
[13:] & disagreable Weather,

[14:] At 7 Am I came on
[15:] board, very warm in
[16:] my cabin, the sun just
[17:] striking at it;

[18:] The mail Str Amra left
[19:] this morning~

[20:] I sent Hamadi to the Custum
[21:] House to get me my case of
[22:] Alexander, he brought it
[23:] after having opened there
[24:] & examined & Nessoory
[25:] Andrea the Shahbender
[26:] sent only 20 1/2 GSP duty
[pg: 332]
[1:] on it, it contains the Photo
[2:] in colour full plate size
[3:] in a nice gilt frame of
[4:] Alexander standing a
[5:] very well taken likeness
[6:] he looks bigger and
[7:] many small objects he
[8:] has sent which he did
[9:] not require, also 10 Tubes
[10:] of Secotine Glue (5 for
[11:] Captain Cowley, some
[12:] perfumery for Johny my
[13:] Nephew, as Pomade &
[14:] scent etc about 1/2 dozn
[15:] pots & bottles & some
[16:] envelopes & note paper
[17:] for Alexander;~

[18:] At 11 Rufail came to
[19:] me & also Rezooki and
[20:] we went in to Basreh
[21:] to Tookyeh & also called
[22:] on Ali Beg Mudir of Tapo,
[23:] We returned to Tookyeh &
[24:] had tea & we left at
[25:] 3 1/2 P.M. Came to the Steamer
[26:] & at 5 Went up to Rufails
[27:] at 6 We all went over
[pg: 333]
[1:] to Jeboory Asfar & dined
[2:] there, there was Nessoory
[3:] Andrea also who slept
[4:] there, at 10 we came
[5:] to our place, a very light
[6:] N.W. & rather dampy weather
[7:] The Mail St Pemba arrived
[8:] she had given the mail
[9:] to the Amra in the Gulf
[10:] which we have~

4 Mond

1898 July

[11:] Light N.W. & fine~ at
[12:] 7 Am came on board~
[13:] We are very light & having
[14:] no cargo to ship except
[15:] the Arabistans which was
[16:] very little;

[17:] Capt Cowley Went up to
[18:] Maghil to see the Mejidieh
[19:] in Dock; The Pemba
[20:] has only brought us 22 packages
[21:] which we took~
[22:] It became very warm and
[23:] wind fell~

[24:] Rezooki & Rufail came also
[25:] Ali Beg, Rezooki Angoorly etc
[pg: 334]

Basreh to Baghdad [4 JUL 1898 — V047_36_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
150 31,677 10,930 1/2

[1:] At 5,,10 P.M. We left Basreh
[2:] & proceeded~ It is very warm
[3:] and became dead calm
[4:] and very disagreable; I am mad
[5:] with my cabin so hot as fire
[6:] near the boiler I cannot stop
[7:] a minute in it; & we have
[8:] these Christian women Aft
[9:] the Wife of Andrawoos Dinha
[10:] the 2nd Engineer of the Persian
[11:] Str Persepolis in Bushire,
[12:] she is the daughter of Isak
[13:] Ferrany called Mina, and
[14:] her two children, & Katta
[15:] the sister of Isak Ferrany she
[16:] paid Lower Deck & Mina
[17:] in 1st Class; & they have two
[18:] servants~

[19:] At 11,, P.M. landed a passenger
[20:] at Gorna & went on, Moon
[21:] 16 days old, a light N.W. breeze
[22:] sprung up~

5 Tuesd

[A47_335_13:208]

[A47_335_14:209]

1898 July

[23:] Light N.W. & fine~ At 3,,5
[24:] AM. passed Azair
[pg: 335]

[1:] The weather is cooler,
[2:] I finished with the passengers
[3:] tickets~

[4:] At 8,,15 landed 4 passengers
[5:] at Kalat Saleh (Nejim Effendi
[6:] a New Kaimakam for
[7:] this place among them) Took
[8:] 6 passengers & went on
[9:] at 8,,20~
[10:] A Modte N.W. Wind is blowing

[11:] We have altogether from
[12:] Basreh 76 Passengers
[13:] one in 1st Class (Mina wife
[14:] of Andrawus Dinha from
[15:] Bushire & one in 2nd class
[16:] the Man of Hotz called
[17:] De Bono going to Coot
[18:] & a Belem of Basreh with
[19:] him on which we charged
[20:] 35 Rupees)~

[21:] wind freshened up toward
[22:] 10 A.M.~

[23:] At 1 P.M. arrived at Amara
[24:] landed 24 passengers~
[25:] shipped some Hides & Tins
[26:] of Ghee~

[27:] At 2 P.M. left Amara
[28:] Took 26 passengers~
[pg: 336]
[1:] Strong hot wind blowing
[2:] At 7,,55 P.m. passed
[3:] Ali Sherghi~

6 Wedn Therm @ 5, 82 Noon 102

[4:] Modte N.W. Wind & fine
[5:] At 0,,55 A.M. arrived at
[6:] Ali Gherbi went alongside
[7:] & shipped 86 Bales of Wool
[8:] of a Jew Yacoob Saleh~
[9:] We remained for the rest of
[10:] the night at anchor~

[11:] At 4,,5 Am left Ali Gherbi,
[12:] Wind freshening up, took
[13:] one passenger;

[14:] Detained 10 minutes below
[15:] Coot in shoal water;

[16:] At 3,,40 P.M. arrived
[17:] at Coot landed 8 passengers
[18:] & the Belem of De Bono
[19:] himself & followers & also
[20:] landed 2 Bales P. goods
[21:] shipped 31 Bales of Wool

[22:] At 5 P.M. left Coot,
[23:] Took 41 Passengers;
[pg: 337]

[1:] Detained 1/2 hour on a shoal
[2:] place at Um el Ajaj~

7th Thursd Therm @ 5, 76 Noon 98 4 P.M. 104

[3:] Modte N.W. & fine cool night

[4:] At 0,,40 Am passed Memlah
[5:] Wind freshening up;

[6:] At 8,,25 Am passed
[7:] Azizieh, wind moderate &
[8:] Cool;

[9:] At 11,,35 passed Baghdadieh
[10:] Fort~ At 0,,15 P.M. passed
[11:] the S.S. Khalifah going down
[12:] at Rwebyeh reach

[13:] At 5,45 P.M. passed Bostan
[14:] the wind has been hot today

[15:] At 8,,5 passed Ctesiphon
[16:] Very Calm Weather;

[17:] The S.S. Mossul passed
[18:] down this morning at 1 A.M.
[19:] at Summer~

[20:] At 10,,30 passed Diala
[21:] river, fine moonlight
[22:] night & pleasant weather

8 Frid

1898 July

[A47_339_05:210]

The Mushir Pasha's destitution; leaving Baghdad on the 17th Instant

1898 July

1898 July

[23:] At 1,,30 Am we landed
[24:] the mails at the Residency
[25:] & went up to the
[pg: 338]
[1:] Custum House, The S.S.
[2:] Phrat is alongside here;

[3:] I went home at 3 Am
[4:] went on top of the house saw Eliza
[5:] & sat talking with her about
[6:] Alexander, there are two letters
[7:] here arrived one on the day of
[8:] my leaving this last Thursday
[9:] dated the 10 June & the second
[10:] one arrived yesterday dated
[11:] the 7th; I red them all; he
[12:] has sent me his Turkish
[13:] Passport (Murur Teskereh) asking
[14:] me to get him a new one for
[15:] this year to come on with it,
[16:] because he says that Böhm
[17:] told him he cannot get him
[18:] an Austrian Passport as the
[19:] Authority will then know
[20:] that he is in Vienna, and in
[21:] Septr there will take place
[22:] the Conscription for the
[23:] Soldiers, & he will be asked
[24:] to serve his time in the military
[25:] so he must leave Vienna
[26:] by the end of August to
[27:] come to Constantinople
[pg: 339]
[1:] I received a letter from Blockey
[2:] from Cheshnut the same
[3:] place he is living in~
[4:] I took a Cold bath~ At 3 P.M.
[5:] I called on Antone Marine in
[6:] the Residency;~

[7:] I hear that the Mushire
[8:] Rejeb Pasha is to be shifted
[9:] from here to Tripoli in Algeria
[10:] by an Order from Constantple
[11:] it is to the regret of every body
[12:] here Christians, Mahomedans
[13:] & Jews because he is one
[14:] of the best man in the Turkish
[15:] service, a very honest streight
[16:] forward man, a just and
[17:] wise administrator, he
[18:] belongs to the New School
[19:] & a liberal & open hearted;
[20:] The present Waly here Atta-
[21:] Allah Pasha who is a very
[22:] Old Man, Very fanatic &
[23:] lazy, & does no good to the
[24:] Welfare of the people and
[25:] the Country, hated by every
[26:] body, but a has a great
[27:] influence & being a relative
[28:] of the Sheikh ul Islam
[pg: 340]
[1:] and hates the Mushir in
[2:] his internal feelings, being
[3:] jealous of him because
[4:] every body likes the latter,
[5:] has been undermining him
[6:] and, the Sultan hates every
[7:] person in his service who has
[8:] such influence & liberality
[9:] with the nation;& frightened
[10:] by false rumour being
[11:] represented to him, that if
[12:] the Mushire is allowed to
[13:] be left in Baghdad where
[14:] his popularity is gaining
[15:] ground, he might eventually
[16:] gain his independence by
[17:] having all the Army Corps
[18:] siding with him as well as
[19:] the population, and it might
[20:] end by the dismemberment
[21:] of Irak Arabia from
[22:] the Turkish Dominion,
[23:] The population here had
[24:] telegraphed to Constple in
[25:] begging & praying the Porte
[26:] to let him remain here
[pg: 341]
[1:] as he has done no end of
[2:] good to the country; but
[3:] this step it appears has
[4:] made things worse, and
[5:] the Mushire even did not
[6:] like it at all, for this act
[7:] will confirm the Waly's
[8:] report against him; The
[9:] Mushir of Yemen also has
[10:] been changed & is appointed
[11:] here to replace Rejeb Pasha,
[12:] other Mushir's have been
[13:] also changed for equal
[14:] reasons, The Sultan gets so
[15:] alarmed now at the slightest
[16:] news he hears, though untrue
[17:] and false, at any person
[18:] in Authority taking a liberal
[19:] view in advancing Civilization
[20:] in his dominion;

[21:] I called on Sister Eliza where
[22:] Emilia & Alice also were &
[23:] came home at 5 1/2, found
[24:] Antone Marine there~

[25:] Light N.W. & fine but not
[26:] so cool & refreshing;
[pg: 342]

[1:] Yesterday being my Son
[2:] Alexander's birthday born
[3:] on the 7 July 1878 so he has
[4:] just finished his 20 years
[5:] I sent him today before
[6:] noon this telegram;

[7:] "Svoboda
[8:] Handelsmuseum
[9:] Berggasse
[10:] Vienna
[11:] Happy Birthday love
[12:] Svoboda"

[13:] I would have sent it before
[14:] only I was on the way from
[15:] Basreh~

9' Satur Th@ 5, 80

[16:] Light N.W. & fine weather
[17:] at 6 1/2 Am I came on board,
[18:] The Phrat is inside discharging,

[19:] At 10 went home, had
[20:] a cold bath, the warm water
[21:] is unsupportable & it is
[22:] so hot to be able to resist
[23:] the warm water~

[24:] At Noon as we were at
[25:] breakfast, a telegram came
[26:] to me from Alexander
[pg: 343]
[1:] dated yesterday, it says

[2:] Svoboda Baghdad
[3:] Turquie Asie
[4:] Advantageous Affaire In
[5:] hand, require thousand florins
[6:] instruct Korkis ~

[7:] We knew it from his letters
[8:] that he was buying some goods
[9:] to be sold here, & they were
[10:] offered to him so very cheap,
[11:] I therefore went at once
[12:] to Yousif Korkis & asked
[13:] him to give me a telegram
[14:] to his brother Rezooki in
[15:] London for 90 £ Stg which
[16:] is little over 1000 florins
[17:] & he gave me this telegram

[18:] Korkis London
[19:] Payèz Svoboda Nonante
[20:] Sterling:~ Korkis

[21:] I sent it at once & was wired
[22:] off ~

[23:] Modte hot wind & dusty
[24:] it is very hot at noon,
[pg: 344]

1898 July, 10’ Sund Therm@ 5,80 soonNoon 1104 p.m. P.M. 112

[A47_345_11:211]

[1:] Modte N.W. & fine ~
[2:] At 8 A.M. went to Church
[3:] & then called on Katerina Yaghchi
[4:] the Assyrian Bishop, to
[5:] Sedy wife of Jeboory Asfar,
[6:] on Chekoory Andrea,
[7:] Polus Serkis, [illegible] Magho,
[8:] Abood, Sister Medoola,
[9:] Menusha & came home,
[10:] found Mr. & Mrs. Bottomley
[11:] there had come to visit us
[12:] for the first time since we
[13:] arrived from Europe;

[14:] At noon Eliza & I went
[15:] over to Antone Marine
[16:] to breakfast there by invitation
[17:] there were Sedy wife of
[18:] Jeboory & children, & the
[19:] Asfars family ~

[20:] At 2 p.m. P.M. We left & I
[21:] called on the Delegate Monsgr.
[22:] Altmayer, on Alice &
[23:] Sister Eliza & came
[24:] home at 6 P.M.
[pg: 345]
[1:] Light N.W. & fine weather
[2:] a strong nasty wind
[3:] blew throughout the
[4:] night;

11 Mond Therm@ 5,81 Noon 111 4 P.M. 112

1898 July

[A47_347_21:212]

[5:] Fresh N.W. wind blowing
[6:] but warm; at 4 A.M. we were
[7:] up; we took our tea, as
[8:] proposed before, we are going
[9:] to Kadumain to visit my
[10:] friend the British Agent
[11:] Nawab Agha Mahomed, who
[12:] has had an accident last
[13:] month by falling down
[14:] from the top of his house to
[15:] the street a great hight &
[16:] fractured his arm etc;

[17:] Alice came to go with us
[18:] also Eliahoo [illegible] the
[19:] Jew Residency Banker,
[20:] I hired a carriage a sort
[21:] of Landeau for one Mejidie
[22:] & we started from the
[23:] Ras Ghereyeh to [illegible]
[24:] at 5 A.M. at 5 1/2 we
[25:] alighted at the bridge
[pg: 346]
[1:] of Moaddem & walked
[2:] across to Kadumain
[3:] went to Agha Mahomed's
[4:] house a fine building,
[5:] we sat in the Serdab &
[6:] he came to us, he is getting
[7:] on well, we had Tea ate etc,
[8:] My wife & Alice went to
[9:] see his family, after an
[10:] hour at 8 A.M. we left &
[11:] came to the train Carr
[12:] & started back to Baghdad
[13:] it took 3/4 hour to get to
[14:] the town the horses are going
[15:] so very slow; we took
[16:] a Goffa & dropped down
[17:] to Sister Eliza's house where
[18:] we stayed an hour & left
[19:] At 10 1/2 & came on board
[20:] for an hour & then went
[21:] home~ the Bishop
[22:] Aghnatius called on us;

[23:] Very hot day the wind
[pg: 347]
[1:] is so burning hot the
[2:] same wind has sat in
[3:] for the last few days;

12 Tuesday Therm@ 5,84 Noon 106 4 P.M. 113

1898 July

[A47_348_03:213]

[A47_348_05:214]

[4:] Modte N.W. wind, but not
[5:] so cool & refreshing
[6:] At 7 A.M. called on Menusha
[7:] & then came on board,
[8:] the Phrat is loading, & we
[9:] are also but there is very
[10:] little cargo for us; I went
[11:] home at 10~ It is getting
[12:] very warm & hot~

[13:] At 3 P.M. I came on board
[14:] it is fearfully warm in the my
[15:] Cabin it cannot be resisted,
[16:] We shipped some cargo,
[17:] A very light & S.Ely breeze
[18:] sprung this afternoon and
[19:] became very warm and
[20:] oppressive~
[21:] At 5 I left the Ship went home
[22:] found Eliza & Adoola my
[23:] Cousins at 6 I went to
[24:] call on the Mushir Rejeb
[25:] Pasha to bid him good bye
[26:] fetched Artin my Nephew
[pg: 348]
[1:] who wanted to go with me,
[2:] but as we got to the garden
[3:] of Moolla Hamadi where
[4:] he spends the day, we saw
[5:] him leaving it to go to the
[6:] harem, (the house of Rezooki
[7:] Abood close by) so we walked
[8:] back with him to the door
[9:] & he excused himself as having
[10:] some business in the harem
[11:] we then wished him good
[12:] bye & came back to my
[13:] house; Johny also was here,
[14:] It is very warm sultry &
[15:] calm, everything is hot even
[16:] after sunset~

13 Wedn Therm@ 5.88 Noon 110 4 P.M. 115

1898 July

[A47_351_07:215]

[17:] Very warm, light variable
[18:] Air from East & N. Est, a
[19:] thick mist on the horyzon,
[20:] So sweting in bed even in
[21:] the morning;~

[22:] At 7 A.M. I came on board
[23:] & I wrote & finished Alexander's
[24:] letter 6 sheets & told him
[25:] everything, enclosing his
[pg: 349]
[1:] old Turkish passport, also
[2:] a letter of recommendation
[3:] from Georgis Antone to his
[4:] friend at Constple. Nazaret
[5:] Kasbaryan, at Mostapha
[6:] Pasha Han, to advance
[7:] him about 30 L Liras should
[8:] he require, & other papers,
[9:] also wrote a letter to Mr. J
[10:] Böhm & enclosed it in that
[11:] of Alexander & told him all
[12:] about the passport for Alexander
[13:] & to facilitate his departure,
[14:] I sent a packet of samples
[15:] of silk pieces, Touls, Shales
[16:] cigarette papers & other
[17:] ordinary paper etc & gave
[18:] it to Yacoob Nearo to be
[19:] Posted via Damascus;
[20:] my letter is registered and
[21:] so is the parcel too;
[22:] The S.S. Phrat left at 4
[23:] A.M. for Basreh with Barge,
[24:] There are still lots of fever
[25:] at Baghdad & great mortality
[pg: 350]
[1:] amongst the children
[2:] dying from sudden fits
[3:] mostly amongst the Jews,

[4:] At 11 am I went home,
[5:] It is very warm & sultry, breeze
[6:] again shifted to S. Est;
[7:] At 2 P.M. came on board
[8:] We shipped some more cargo;
[9:] The heat is most intense
[10:] a light S. Ely air & very
[11:] close weather;

[12:] A 5 1/2 P.M. I went home,
[13:] My servant H. Hamadi
[14:] is not coming down with
[15:] us this time, he has got the
[16:] fever & has stayed in his
[17:] house, I engaged H. Mahomed
[18:] brother of Ferj to go down
[19:] with me~
[20:] The weather keeps very calm
[21:] & so hot misty like a
[22:] vapor with a light S. Ely
[23:] breeze but as hot as
[24:] fire~
[pg: 351]

14 Thursd Therm @ 5.91 Noon 104 4 p.m P.M. 109

[1:] It kept warm till about
[2:] 2 A.M. when the moon rose
[3:] & a modte N.Ely wind
[4:] came on~
[5:] At 3 1/2 A.M.. I came on
[6:] board~

Baghdad to Basreh [14 JUL 1898 — V047_37_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
90 82,548 13,732

1989 July

[7:] At 4,,15 A.M. Got underway
[8:] & proceeded~ modte N.W.
[9:] wind but warm~

[10:] At 5 passed the S.S. Ressafah
[11:] & Barge going up, Mohsen
[12:] Pasha on board coming from
[13:] Basreh to act as Commander
[14:] in Chief temporarily in place
[15:] of the Mushir Rejeb Pasha
[16:] until the Mushir of Yemen
[17:] Fezi Pasha comes who has
[18:] been appointed in his place,

[19:] At 6,,15 passed Diala;
[20:] At 7,,15 passed Ctesiphon
[21:] At 8,, we grounded at Seyafyeh
[22:] above Temreh reach~
[pg: 352]

[1:] Sent the pilot to sound and
[2:] mark the channel;

[3:] At 8,,55 weighed & proceeded
[4:] wind blowing hot~

[5:] At 9,,5 p.m P.M. met the S.S.
[6:] Khalifah at the bottom of
[7:] Dawar reach she stopped
[8:] & sent her boat off with the
[9:] through specie she did
[10:] not catch the Bombay
[11:] mail boat, I got letters
[12:] & papers sent by Henry also
[13:] a letter from Alexander
[14:] from Vienna dated the
[15:] 5 of June & a Packet of
[16:] French Papers~ We went
[17:] On at 0,,10 P.M.;

[18:] At1,,35 P.M. passed
[19:] Baghdadieh Fort~ very
[20:] hot weather; the wind fell
[21:] in the afternoon & became so
[22:] hot & oppressive;
[23:] At 3,,30 P.M. passed Azizieh;

[24:] We have altogether
[25:] 76 ½ passengers (one only
[26:] in 2nd class a Mahomedan
[pg: 353]

[1:] Thabet Effendi with through
[2:] ticket for Bahrein~

[3:] Light S.Ely breeze or calm
[4:] & hot as a furnace~

[5:] Detained at [illegible]
[6:] in shoal water from 6,,15
[7:] P.M. to 6,,30; very calm
[8:] & warm weather Ther. in my
[9:] Cabin 108˚~

[10:] At 9 P.M. we anchored for
[11:] the night at Memlah; very
[12:] light air & warm weather;

[13:] Light N.W. breeze, & not cool
[14:] at all; at 4 am. We left
[15:] Memlah;

15 Frid Therm@ 5.90 Noon 106 4 P.M 114

1989 July

[16:] At 8,,20 am, arrived at Coot
[17:] landed 14 ½ passengers and
[18:] 48 packages~ It is has been
[19:] very hot here too for the last
[20:] 5 days, people are complaining
[21:] of it~

[22:] At 9,,45 left Coot,
[23:] the islands have all come
[24:] out of the water & the channel
[25:] is getting intricate~

[26:] Took 4 passengers from
[27:] Coot, wind N. Ely and
[pg: 354]
[1:] hot;

[2:] At 3 P.M. we passed the S.S
[3:] Phrat with Barge bound
[4:] down having left one day
[5:] before us; .Very hot N.W.
[6:] wind blowing, it is 114˚ degrees
[7:] outside of my Cabin;

[8:] At 4,,40 P.M. anchored off
[9:] Ali Gherbi & landed 21 Packages

[10:] At 5,,10 left Ali Gherbi
[11:] Modte but very hot N.W.
[12:] wind, Capt Cowley is always
[13:] down in the Saloon with
[14:] the Punka over his head &
[15:] wet towels on his head
[16:] & has brought a large box
[17:] of Ice about 40 okes &
[18:] is using it always;

[19:] It was very hot in the first
[20:] part of the night, the bed was
[21:] as hot as fire, but it became
[22:] cooler toward midnight,

16 Satur Therm@ 5.83 Noon 102 4 PM 108

[A47_355_13:216]

[A47_355_15:217]

[A47_355_25:218]

1989 July

1898 July

[23:] At 1 Am arrived at Amara
[24:] landed 17 passengers &
[25:] 66 packages~ Light N.W.
[26:] & cool weather; we shipped
[pg: 355]
[1:] 199 Bales of wool from
[2:] Lynch’s Press~

[3:] At 3,,45 Am left Amara,
[4:] Light N. Ely breeze & cool,
[5:] there are clouds on the
[6:] Eastern Horyzon, the first
[7:] time appearing, from the
[8:] great heat~ Took 9 ½
[9:] passengers from Amara,

[10:] At 7 passed Kalat Saleh
[11:] there troops encamped here
[12:] on the opposite side, there
[13:] has been a disturbance
[14:] lately caused by the Motserrif
[15:] of Amara Mostapha Pasha
[16:] who came here to fill
[17:] his pocket from Sheikh
[18:] Seyhood (the runaway brigand
[19:] who had attacked the Khalifah,
[20:] & now made Sheikh and
[21:] reinstated by the Turks &
[22:] farmed lands here and
[23:] the Motserrif wanted to
[24:] exact more money from
[25:] him and his sons Faleh,
[26:] Kathem etc, the Motserrif
[27:] having taken one of the
[pg: 356]
[1:] sons & put him in prison, and
[2:] the father Seyhood came
[3:] and attacked the village
[4:] and fired shots from the
[5:] opposite side on the telegraph
[6:] office where the Motserrif
[7:] was sitting; he sent for
[8:] some troops, & the Khalifah
[9:] had been given 28 zaptyeh
[10:] guards instead of 10 as
[11:] usual, but we have only
[12:] 11 this time from Amara,

[13:] At 8,,45 stopped to repair
[14:] the steering chain got broken
[15:] At 9,,40 left; weather
[16:] became very calm and
[17:] fearfully warm, hazy
[18:] & sultry~

[19:] At 10,,50 passed Azair,
[20:] We passed the S.S. Mossul
[21:] & Barge going up last night
[22:] At 10 ¾ P.M.~

[23:] At 1,,35 P.M.passed
[24:] Gorna~
[pg: 357]

[1:] At 5,,45 P.M. arrived
[2:] at Basreh, we suffered the
[3:] heat so moisty most
[4:] awfully as the breeze
[5:] was behind us,~

[6:] The Arabistan is up here
[7:] from the quarantine;
[8:] The Mail Str has left yesterday,
[9:] wha a bad arrangement the
[10:] B.I Steamers are making they
[11:] are always changing their
[12:] time; There is a steamer the
[13:] “Chatam” in quarantine with
[14:] Paraffin for the Maymerry;

[15:] The ship is burning hot;
[16:] it is impossible to get in
[17:] my cabin; I would not go
[18:] to Rufails place, because
[19:] they have all the Angoorlies
[20:] living there Tookyeh & her
[21:] husband and Tonie’s wife &
[22:] children etc; but I suffered
[23:] the heat most awfully,
[24:] even in bed on the upper
[25:] deck I could not breath,
[26:] Although there is a light
[27:] N.W breeze but it is so
[pg: 358]

[1:] Nasty, warm & moisty,
[2:] we discharged cargo at
[3:] night~

17 Sund. The 5 A.M. 90 Noon 98 4 P.M. 99

[4:] Light N.W. & sultry with
[5:] Some clouds on the Eastern
[6:] quarter; weather not
[7:] cool at all;

[8:] The S.S. Phrat came down
[9:] early this morning~
[10:] We are discharging & loading,

[11:] My letter for Alexander
[12:] of today’s date will have to
[13:] remain for next mail;

[14:] As G.R. Sayegh came to me
[15:] & would take me to go and
[16:] breakfast with him to Rufails
[17:] place saw Tookey & her
[18:] husband only remaining
[19:] there, but soon after I got
[20:] there some visitors came
[21:] to them, Yousif John his wife
[22:] & sister & the mother of
[23:] the Assyrian Priest, etc
[24:] & so I left immediately
[25:] & went to G. Asfar, he
[pg: 359]
[1:] was in Basreh & came out
[2:] at 12 ½ we breakfasted together
[3:] & I remained spending
[4:] the day, a fresh N.W wind
[5:] is blowing all the day
[6:] & it blew through strong too; at
[7:] 5 P.M. Rufail and & Rezooki came
[8:] they played tennis &
[9:] then we went on top of the
[10:] house, Meneshi Gareh came
[11:] there too~ at 8 I went
[12:] to Rufail’s where I dined
[13:] & slept, a light N.W. &
[14:] cool night~

18 Mond Therm. 82 Noon 95 4 P.M.

1898 July

[15:] Light N.W breeze & nice
[16:] cool morning, but rather
[17:] dampy; I had tea with them
[18:] & left at 5 ¾ am & passed
[19:] on my way to Jeboory
[20:] Asfar. I took from him
[21:] 70 T Liras being the interest
[22:] of my money 1000 T Liras
[23:] left with him for an other
[24:] year commencing from
[25:] the 1st Rabi Awal or 20th
[26:] Instant, the bond is in
[pg: 360]
[1:] Baghdad, which I will bring
[2:] down next trip, he deducted
[3:] what I owed him for the
[4:] freight on the box of painting
[5:] which Effie my niece
[6:] sent me from Cairo, and
[7:] Sawon Bazin of Port Said
[8:] had charged me £ 1,,18,,9
[9:] which came to 2 T Liras I
[10:] paid him, I then came
[11:] on board~ I closed the
[12:] letter for Alexander the
[13:] mail will leave Basreh on
[14:] the 23rd Instt; she is due here
[15:] tomorrow~

[16:] The S.S. Pemba arrived this
[17:] Morning at 7 am but she
[18:] did not bring the mail she
[19:] is an extra boat; & an
[20:] hour after one of the Persian
[21:] Steamers also arrived I
[22:] suppose the Henry Bolckow;

[23:] There is a Modte N.W. wind
[24:] today & is a pleasant day
[25:] except my cabin where not
[26:] a breath of air is in it
[pg: 361]
[1:] and I cannot stay in;
[2:] We have very few passengers
[3:] coming;

[4:] Rufail & Rezooki Sayegh
[5:] came to me at P.M.~
[6:] wind falling down a
[7:] little~

Basreh to Baghdad [18 JUL 1898 — V047_38_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
105 61,638 9,781 ¾ 4,,

[8:] At 5,,15 P.M. we left
[9:] Basreh; Light N.W. but
[10:] my cabin is hot & I
[11:] am saturated with perspiration
[12:] It cooled at night & became
[13:] very nice & pleasant;

[14:] At 11,,30 we landed 4
[15:] passengers at Gorna and
[16:] went on at 11,,40~
[17:] Light N.W & cool night;

19th Tuesd Therm @ 5, 80

1898 July

[A47_362_03:219]

[A47_362_23:220]

[A47_363_05:221]

[18:] At 0,50 AM we anchored
[19:] at Zachyeh ~

[20:] At 4 proceeded, light N.W.
[21:] & cool weather ~

[22:] Finished the passenger’s
[23:] tickets yesterday, we have
[24:] only 48 ½ in all (3 in
[pg: 362]
[1:] 1st class Cabins, Hyder
[2:] Beg son of the Defterdar
[3:] of Basreh & his mother,
[4:] and Rezooki son Beshoory
[5:] Tessy in Hotz’s employ)

[6:] At 6,,30 anchored below
[7:] Azair to repair the Tiller’s
[8:] cracked been carried away,
[9:] At 7. Proceeded ~

[10:] At 7.10 passed Azair,
[11:] Detained few minutes in
[12:] some places shoal by easying
[13:] and & stopping~ wind blowing
[14:] warm~

[15:] At 9,,15 P.M. landed
[16:] one passenger at Kalat
[17:] Saleh, Some Troops are
[18:] still here encamped;
[19:] The Defterdar of Basreh
[20:] (father of Hyder Beg who is
[21:] going up with us now with
[22:] his mother to Baghdad)
[23:] also Sherif Beg the Taboor
[24:] Aghassy & other Turkish
[25:] Officials & Arabs in
[pg: 363]
[1:] all 7 persons came on
[2:] board to go up with us to
[3:] the Canal Mejar (above
[4:] Aboo Sedra) for investigation
[5:] of the late disturbance
[6:] with Seyhood & his sons not
[7:] paying the debts etc, Capt
[8:] Cowley took them all free
[9:] At 0,,25 we went on;

[10:] At 1,35 the Aboo party
[11:] landed on the West bank, where
[12:] the Arabs are digging a new
[13:] canal for irrigation~

[14:] At 5 P.m arrived at
[15:] Amara landed 5 passengers
[16:] took 5 Bund skins ~

[17:] At 6 left Amara took
[18:] 26 ½ passengers~ Modte
[19:] N.W. wind blowing and
[20:] nice cool weather;

20 Thursd.

1898 July

[21:] Modte NW. but not cool;
[22:] At 4,,30 Am. went alongside
[23:] at Ali Gherbi , landed 7
[24:] passengers; and shipped
[25:] 132 bales of wool, at 8 Paras
[26:] per Oke;

[27:] At 7.15 left Ali Gherbi
[pg: 364]
[1:] Very hot and scorching wind
[2:] blew throughout the day
[3:] The Therm at 4 was 109˚

[4:] At 5,,50 P.M. Arrived
[5:] at Coot landed 5 ½ passengers
[6:] We did not go alongside,
[7:] but lots of passengers
[8:] came off in Goffas; we
[9:] were told that the channel
[10:] here is blocked up, & we
[11:] have to drop down below
[12:] the village & steam up
[13:] on the other side of the
[14:] islands along the West
[15:] bank, at 6,,45 we dropped
[16:] down~ The Therm in my
[17:] cabin at 7 P.M. is 106˚

[18:] At 7,,30 we rounded and
[19:] passed Coot along the
[20:] West bank~ Modte
[21:] N.W. & fine cool weather;

22: 21st Thursd

1898 July

[A47_366_08:222]

[22:] Fresh N.W. wind blowing all
[23:] the night~ At 2 am we
[24:] grounded at Hamraya
[pg: 365]
[1:] Worked wind anchors
[2:] fore & aft~ At 5,,40 we
[3:] proceeded, strong wind
[4:] still blowing, I had to
[5:] come down to my cabin
[6:] at 3 A.M. from the wind
[7:] but it is not cool~

[8:] At 5,,50 passed Memlah
[9:] Gave tickets to 29 Coot
[10:] passengers;~ The river
[11:] is getting very low, and
[12:] every where are sand banks
[13:] appearing~

[14:] We were detained at Han Seniyeh
[15:] from 9 ½ till 10 in shoal
[16:] water by this time the
[17:] S.S. Ressafah & Barge came
[18:] to pass down.~ Very strong
[19:] wind blowing;

[20:] At 2,,10 P.M. passed Azizieh
[21:] Village which is falling in
[22:] ruins, being eaten by the
[23:] river~ Very hot wind
[24:] blowing 113˚ in my cabin;

[25:] At 2,55 P.M. passed the
[26:] S.S Khalifah at Reddat
[27:] going down, the wind
[28:] is awfully hot as fire
[pg: 366]

[1:] At 5,,35 Pm passed
[2:] Baghdadieh Fort;

[3:] I have asked Hyder Beg
[4:] The son of the Defterdar to
[5:] give me a letter of recommendation
[6:] for Alexander at Constple
[7:] & he gave me one to his
[8:] friend Saleh-id-Din Beg
[9:] in the Ministère de Finance
[10:] at Place Bayazid, which
[11:] I shall send to Alexander
[12:] to Vienna by the next post
[13:] of the 28 Instt~

[14:] At 12 P.M. grounded just
[15:] at Bostan in turning round
[16:] the reach, took anchor out
[17:] & hove off & remained at
[18:] anchor for the night;
[19:] the wind was just first fresh &
[20:] hot, I slept in one of the
[21:] cabins in the saloon, but
[22:] it was hot in the first part
[23:] & could not sleep;

22 Frid Therm @ 5.83

1898 July

[24:] Light N.W & fine cool
[25:] morning~

[26:] At 4.30 AM. We proceeded
[pg: 367]
[1:] from Bostan~

[2:] At 6, 45 am passed Ctesiphon
[3:] At 9 passed Diala river,
[4:] wind began to blow hot,
[5:] but not so strong & hot as
[6:] yesterday~

[7:] At 9,,40 the steering chain
[8:] been carried away, we
[9:] anchored for [r]epairs;

[10:] At 10,,40 proceeded, But a
[11:] stool fell overboard, & people
[12:] were sent on shore to pick
[13:] it & bring on board and
[14:] at 11 we went on;

[15:] At 11.45 landed a deckman
[16:] at Gherrana & went on
[17:] blowing hot strong wind
[18:] dusty & hot;

[19:] At 2 P.M. landed mails
[20:] at the Residency & went up
[21:] to the Custom house, the
[22:] S.S. Mossul is here alongside

[23:] I went home saw Eliza
[24:] she is well; I found two
[25:] letters from Alexander
[26:] one of last week dated
[27:] the 25 June of & the other
[pg: 368]
[1:] of yesterday’s post dated
[2:] the 1st Instant, he is very
[3:] well but is annoyed in
[4:] Vienna being so stranger
[5:] & says that Mr. Böhm
[6:] left on the 1st Instt for his
[7:] summer country stay
[8:] for about 2 months;
[9:] Alexander counts leaving
[10:] Vienna on the 30 of August
[11:] he has received the 500
[12:] frcs I sent him through
[13:] R. Korkis he has bought
[14:] some shoes about 100 pairs
[15:] for that sum; I also
[16:] received a letter from
[17:] R. Korkis dated 1 July;
[18:] Père Augustin (Sayegh)
[19:] called on us also Antone
[20:] Marine~

[21:] It is very hot here too;
[22:] the terrace is also very hot
[23:] & the bed like a furnace
[pg: 369]

23’ Satur

[1:] Modte N.W & fine,
[2:] but warm weather;

[3:] At 6 ½ Am I came on board
[4:] but could not stay in my
[5:] cabin; the heat of the sun
[6:] making it as hot as fire
[7:] I went back, called on
[8:] Menusha; I went home
[9:] It is fearfully hot as fire
[10:] I took a cold bath; It
[11:] is so very warm all the
[12:] day & the night too;

24’ Sund

1898 July

[13:] Modte N.W & fine but warm
[14:] & disagreable; I went
[15:] to call on Catterina Yaghchi,
[16:] & then went to Church,
[17:] I called on the Bishop, on
[18:] Habib Chiha, Abduljebbar
[19:] Antone Marine, Sister
[20:] Medula etc. I came
[21:] home at 11~

[22:] Very hot day, Strong wind
[23:] & dusty~ Monseigneur Altmayer
[24:] called on us; in the
[25:] evening Johny called
[26:] for an hour;
[pg: 370]

25’ Mond Therm @ 5.87

[A47_371_02:223]

1898 July

[1:] Light N.W & fine with
[2:] some clouds on the Eastern
[3:] Horyzon~ At 7 Am. I called
[4:] on Sister Eliza & at 10 I
[5:] went to the office to Mr.
[6:] Bottomley about money &
[7:] pay etc~ Came on board
[8:] at 11; we are discharging
[9:] cargo; I went home at
[10:] 12, Hot wind blowing.

[11:] At 3 P.M. I called on Alice
[12:] & Sister Emilia & then called
[13:] on Eliza & Adoola my cousins
[14:] & came home at 6. P.M
[15:] I found a telegram just
[16:] arrived from Alexander
[17:] from Paris sent on the 22
[18:] Instt; which made [me] startle
[19:] & astonished at his sudden
[20:] departure from Vienna for
[21:] Paris.

[22:] Svoboda Baghdad
[23:] Suis Paris raison Majeur
[24:] lettre suit~
[pg: 371]

[1:] We are very anxious to know
[2:] the cause of his return to
[3:] Paris & cannot make it
[4:] out, unless it be the cause
[5:] of the Military Service that
[6:] the authorities have heard
[7:] of his being there through
[8:] somebody, I suspect the
[9:] sons of Isak Lurion either
[10:] Faust or Edward, they
[11:] saw that he was in the
[12:] office of Olloi Schweizer
[13:] the General export merchant
[14:] & did this out of spite,
[15:] in fact we were mad
[16:] for having such a telegram
[17:] I then at once sent this
[18:] telegram to Ibrahim
[19:] Gejou (after having asked
[20:] his brother here to give
[21:] me his address) and wrote
[22:] out this and sent it at
[23:] 7 P.M. to the telegraph Office
[pg: 372]

[1:] Gejon
[2:] 3 Place Cambronne
[3:] Paris
[4:] Inquiét cause retour
[5:] Alexandre informèz
[6:] Svoboda

[7:] As Alexander had written
[8:] to me on the 1st Instt, that Mr.
[9:] Böhm had gone out of the
[10:] country for a month or so
[11:] & also Mr. Schweiger, &
[12:] he was left alone & lonely
[13:] in town not knowing any
[14:] body & perhaps the Police
[15:] there had enquired about him
[16:] & Alexander was frightened
[17:] & left Vienna for
[18:] Paris;~

26 Tuesd

[19:] Light N.W. & fine weather
[20:] I went at 6 ½ am to
[21:] Mr. Julietti, & explained to
[22:] him all & asked him
[pg: 373]
[1:] that should the answer of
[2:] my telegram come after
[3:] my leaving this place
[4:] to forward it on to me
[5:] at Amara~ I called
[6:] on Sister Medula & came
[7:] home wrote Alexanders
[8:] letter & came on board
[9:] at 8; The S.S Mossul left
[10:] this morning at 4 A.M.

[11:] At 8 ½ am the S.S Phrat
[12:] arrived;

[13:] I went home at 11, a very hot
[14:] wind still blowing, ~
[15:] Alice & Terrooza my nieces
[16:] called on us at 3 P.M. also
[17:] Sedy wife of Jeboory Asfar
[18:] and Terrooza wife of Antone
[19:] & himself also called in the
[20:] evening;

27 Wedn Therm @ 5.82

1898 July

[21:] Light N.W air & fine
[22:] Light N.W. & fine cool breeze
[23:] At 7 am I came on board
[24:] we shipped some cargo,
[pg: 374]
[1:] The river is getting very low

[2:] I finished Alexander’s letter
[3:] I have not much & cannot
[4:] write to him any more
[5:] except about his return
[6:] to Paris & advised him to
[7:] return soon homeward
[8:] this letter I am sending
[9:] to Paris to the care of
[10:] Ibrahim Gejon; I also
[11:] wrote a letter to Böhm
[12:] Vienna expressing my most great
[13:] Astonishment at Alexander’s
[14:] return to Paris & asking
[15:] him whether it is on account
[16:] of the Military Service,
[17:] I also wrote to Mr. J. Kouri
[18:] at Port Saîd; Alexander’s
[19:] letter is registered~

[20:] At 11 ½ went home and
[21:] returned at 2 P.M. Weather
[22:] very hot, the wind is still
[23:] burning;

[24:] We shipped about 74,00
[25:] Okes Cargo (363 Bales wool
[pg: 375]
[1:] & about 50 Bales Skins etc)

[2:] At 6 P.M. went home~
[3:] Catterina Yaghchi was there;
[4:] Johny & Artin called in the
[5:] evening~

[6:] Light breeze & nice cool weather;
[7:] weather;

28 Thursd. Therm @ 5.88 Noon 112 4 P.m. 110

[8:] Light N.W & fine cool
[9:] morning~ at 3 ¾ A.M.
[10:] I came on board~

Baghdad to Basreh [28 JUL 1898 — V047_39_S] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
151 ½ 94,955 15,455 2/4 4,,0

1898 July

[11:] At 4,,20 Am got underway
[12:] & proceeded;

[13:] At 6,,25 passed Diala
[14:] river~

[15:] At 7,,50 passed Ctesiphon
[16:] Gave tickets & finished with
[17:] the passengers; We have
[18:] altogether 130 ½ (one in
[19:] 1st class Jewad Effendi of
[20:] the Senyeh to Amara).

[21:] At 9,, 45 landed a passenger
[22:] at Khemasseh, Eliahoo
[23:] Somekh, having liquorice
[pg: 376]
[1:] collecting there~

[2:] At 1,,10 P.M. met the S.S.
[3:] Khalifah coming up just
[4:] at Bagdadieh Fort, she
[5:] stopped & sent us her through
[6:] specie (not having met
[7:] the Mail Steamer) I received
[8:] Henry’s letter & my papers
[9:] and a letter from Alexander
[10:] from Vienna dated the
[11:] 19 of June; We went on
[12:] at 1,,15; Very Hot day
[13:] Thermr. @ 112˚ at noon;

[14:] At 3,,15 P/m P.M. passed Azizieh
[15:] Village; wind fell & became
[16:] calm,

[17:] At 7,,20 P.M. we grounded
[18:] at Sheresh, took an anchor
[19:] out & hove off, sent to sound;
[20:] We kept heaving on fore & aft
[21:] all the night, she wont move
[22:] until about midnight when
[23:] she floated & we remained
[24:] at Anchor~

[25:] Light N.W breeze & very
[26:] cool & pleasant night
[pg: 377]

29 Frid Therm @ 5.79

1898 July

[1:] Light N.W & very cool morning

[2:] At 4,,20 am. we proceeded,
[3:] At 5,,35 passed Memlah;

[4:] At 10,,10 anchored opposite
[5:] Coot on the Western bank &
[6:] sent down the Pilot to sound;
[7:] At 10,,50 proceeded but her
[8:] Stern touched the shoal and
[9:] she swang & grounded
[10:] just at the mouth of the
[11:] Hye Canal, took an
[12:] Anchor out astern & hove
[13:] her off; Very Calm and
[14:] warm day;

[15:] At 11,30 we weighed and
[16:] proceeded down after having
[17:] sounded; rounded the islands
[18:] below Coot & steamed
[19:] up & went alongside the
[20:] Custom House at 1,,5 P.M.
[21:] landed 44 ½ passengers &
[22:] 127 packages, Calm weather
[23:] & light N. Ely breeze;

[24:] At 2,,55 we left Coot
[25:] took 5 passengers; S. Ely
[26:] light breeze & very hot;

[27:] At 7,,15 Anchored at Aboo=
[28:] Dood, a shoal place ahead
[pg: 378]
[1:] of us & Boats are aground
[2:] weather very calm and
[3:] warm sultry close; But
[4:] later at night it became
[5:] cooler on the top of the house,

30 Satur Therm @ 4.80 Noon 105 4 P.m 115

[6:] At day break we weighed
[7:] & having sounded the place
[8:] we proceeded to it but
[9:] grounded, hove off and
[10:] again grounded, hove back
[11:] but sent to sound~

[12:] Slight N.W breeze sprung
[13:] up;~

[14:] At 7,,10 after having finished
[15:] sounding we proceeded form
[16:] Aboo Dood~

[17:] Breeze shifted to S. Ely, warm
[18:] and sultry~

[19:] At 10,,5 landed some vegetables
[20:] & watermelons at Ali Gherbi
[21:] From Capt Cowley to Khdeir
[22:] & went on at 10,,10~

[23:] At 1,,45 P.M. passed Ali Sherghi
[24:] Very hot & light S. Ely breeze,
[25:] At 4 ½ P.M. breeze shifting
[26:] round to West & N. West,
[27:] but is rather calm; again
[28:] it shifted to Southerly hot
[pg: 379]
[1:] breeze~

[2:] At 6 P.M. arrived at
[3:] Amara landed 25 passengers
[4:] (1 in 1st class Jwad Effendi)
[5:] and 49 Packages~ We
[6:] shipped 156 Bales of Pressed
[7:] wool, the weather is awfully
[8:] warm with a light S. Eastly
[9:] breeze; this is the Bahoora
[10:] which has set in today
[11:] & will last about a week,

[12:] At 8.20 we left Amara
[13:] At 9,,50 anchored for the
[14:] night; the weather got a
[15:] little cooler~

31 Sund The@ 4.84

1898

[A47_381_16:224]

1898 Augt

[16:] Light Erly breeze & cool morning
[17:] At 4 am AM. We proceeded
[18:] At 5 passed the S.S Ressafah
[19:] & Barge full of Troops they
[20:] are returning from Basreh;
[21:] Gave tickets to 16 Amara
[22:] passengers~

[23:] It became so calm and
[24:] warm by 7 O clock that
[25:] I could no longer write &
[26:] was getting mad and
[pg: 380]
[1:] feel so weak that I do not
[2:] know what to do and
[3:] where to go, my heart fails
[4:] me and I am so sorry &
[5:] out of temper on account
[6:] of Alexander since he
[7:] telegraphed to me from
[8:] Paris on last Monday,
[9:] and I did not get the answer
[10:] at Amara last night
[11:] as Julietti had promised
[12:] to do so; I have to knock
[13:] off work for my cabin
[14:] is getting like a furnace;

[15:] At 10,,5 passed Azair,
[16:] Very calm & hot day’s;

[17:] At 1 am P.M. landed one passenger
[18:] at Gorna & went on~
[19:] Breeze from S.W very hot,
[20:] with few clouds on the west
[21:] horyzon~

[22:] At 5.30 P.M. arrived
[23:] at Basreh~ the S.S. Chatam
[24:] for Hotz is up here; the S.S
[25:] Goolistan got out by
[26:] Korkis Brothers is in
[pg: 381]
[1:] quarantine & the mail
[2:] steamer Khandalla

[3:] Fearfully hot & calm
[4:] as or light S. Erly breeze;
[5:] Rezooki came to take me to
[6:] them;

[7:] I received soon after we
[8:] arrived these telegrams all
[9:] in one cover the first is
[10:] from Ibrahim Gejon in
[11:] answer to mine which came
[12:] to Baghdad & was forwarded
[13:] on to here dated from
[14:] Paris 30th

[15:] Svoboda Basreh,
[16:] Alexandre ici question
[17:] Mariage~

[18:] The second from my wife
[19:] dated today~

[20:] Svoboda Basreh
[21:] Presence Alexandre
[22:] Paris question mariage,
[23:] Telegraphiez Consul
[24:] Baghdad, informez Ambassadeur
[pg: 382]
[1:] Paris arretèr mariage
[2:] repondèz
[3:] Elise

[4:] The third is also from my
[5:] wife dated today, two hours
[6:] later.

[7:] Svoboda Basreh
[8:] Altmayer telegraphed
[9:] Paris needfull; wiring
[10:] Ambassador risky.
[11:] Eliza,

[12:] This is a fine thing Alexander
[13:] is doing if what Ibrahim
[14:] says is true; I am at a loss
[15:] to find out the reality of
[16:] this news; but if it is true
[17:] Alexander must have been
[18:] doing a great fault and
[19:] foolishness; unless Ibrahim
[20:] has been working at it
[21:] all the time before he went
[22:] to Vienna – I went with
[23:] Rezooki called on Jeboory
[24:] conferred with him
[pg: 383]
[1:] We made out telegrams but
[2:] left them to consider, he
[3:] came to Rufail to dine
[4:] there, I went also, where
[5:] I saw Tookyeh & her husband
[6:] Rezooki we talked over
[7:] the matter, I am mad
[8:] from the sorrow & grief on
[9:] Alexanders doings,
[10:] had no sleep the whole
[11:] night thinking about the
[12:] matter;

1st Mond

1898 Augt

^Son père disapprouve

1898 Augt

[13:] Very light air from South &
[14:] S. West warm & sultry,
[15:] After tea I went over to
[16:] Jeboory, talked over the
[17:] matter, & Jeboory proposed
[18:] to wire to his friend Monsr
[19:] Sevelinge & also a friend
[20:] of Ibrahim Gejon to enquire
[21:] from him & reply, so
[22:] we made out these
[23:] following telegrams;

[24:] Sevelinge
[25:] 7 Place Pèreire
[26:] Paris
[pg: 384]
[1:] Gejon télégraphia Svoboda
[2:] intention mariage son
[3:] fils informez vous realité
[4:] Prière insister départ
[5:] Bagdad telégraphièz
[6:] Asfar

[7:] I then made this telegram

[8:] Svoboda
[9:] 3 Place Cambronne
[10:] Paris
[11:] Quittèr six Août pour
[12:] Marseille, Attendèz lettres
[13:] aussi instruction telegraphique
[14:] ulterieur relativement
[15:] itineraire
[16:] Svoboda

[17:] I also wrote this telegram
[18:] to my wife.

[19:] Svoboda Baghdad
[20:] Telegraphiani Alexandre
[21:] Necessaire
[22:] Svoboda
[pg: 385]

[1:] The whole 3 telegrams will
[2:] be sent on by Jeboory
[3:] today to be wired; I
[4:] Came on board; this news
[5:] has stunned me & made
[6:] me quite sick pulled down
[7:] as it is a thing that I never
[8:] expected it to come from
[9:] my only son that I hold so
[10:] dear & precious on earth,
[11:] my affection to him has
[12:] no limit & I have been
[13:] expecting to see him soon
[14:] & am sacrificing every
[15:] thing for him even my
[16:] health & existence

[17:] Roofail came to me during
[18:] the day but the heat so intense
[19:] in the cabin & every where
[20:] a light S. Ely moist warm
[21:] & disagreable~

[22:] We were told to await
[23:] for the mail boat which
[24:] left Bushire yesterday
[25:] until 10 P.m~
[pg: 386]
[1:] We are getting many
[2:] passengers mostly family
[3:] of Turkish Officers as
[4:] the Troops are going up
[5:] in the Mossul;

[6:] We finished loading at
[7:] 4 P.M.~ Very warm night
[8:] & light S. Ely.

Basreh to Baghdad [1 AUG 1898 — V047_40_N] (//)

Passengers Okes G. S. Piasters Draft
247 ½ 84,457 13,334 ½ 4,,4

[9:] The mail Steamer not having
[10:] arrived; At 10,,15 P.M. we
[11:] proceeded~ It got cooler
[12:] during the night;

2 Tuesd Th@ 4.79

1898 Aug

[13:] Light S. Erly breeze~
[14:] At 4,,25 am landed two
[15:] passengers at Gorna and
[16:] went on at 4,,30~ It got
[17:] very warm & sultry as soon
[18:] as the sun rose;

[19:] At 8,20 passed Azair,
[20:] I finished with the passengers
[21:] tickets~
[pg: 387]

[1:] We have in all 152
[2:] passengers, none in the
[3:] cabins~ also 9 zaptyes

[4:] Detained 30 minutes
[5:] at Ghumeijeh in shoal,
[6:] also ½ hour at Elbow,
[7:] fearfully warm calm &
[8:] steamy, I never saw like
[9:] it, I am expecting every
[10:] now & then to get a stroke
[11:] of appoplexy, I can do
[12:] nothing no writing or
[13:] any thing else;

[14:] At 12 grounded above
[15:] the Elbow, took Anchor
[16:] ahead & hove off and went
[17:] on at 0.50 P.M.;

[18:] At 3,,50 P.M. landed 5
[19:] Passengers & 4 Bales of the
[20:] down trip at K. Saleh
[21:] and took 3 passengers &
[22:] went on at 4; Very calm
[23:] & hot weather;

[24:] It became very oppressive
[25:] in the afternoon so calm &
[26:] one is fainting~ I passed
[pg: 388]
[1:] all the day sitting on the
[2:] chair aft & nearly fainting
[3:] from the heat, a very light
[4:] Southerly breeze scarcely
[5:] put;

[6:] At 8.20 P.M. arrived
[7:] at Amara landed 41 ½ Passengers
[8:] & the 9 zaptyes & 2 Bales,
[9:] Took in 8 tons of coal,

[10:] At 10,25 left Amara,
[11:] It is still warm with very
[12:] light air, but about midnight
[13:] air shifted to N.W

3 Wedn Therm @ 4.85

[14:] Light N.W. air but Sultry
[15:] & not refreshing, gave
[16:] tickets to 39 ½ Amara
[17:] passengers; It became very
[18:] calm again;

[19:] At 1 A.M. the S.S Comet
[20:] passed down, she sent her boat
[21:] off for letters, she is going to
[22:] bring up Major Melville
[23:] who comes up to act as
[24:] Resident in Coll Loch’s
[25:] place who had gone on leave
[pg: 389]

[1:] See Diary No. 48

[2:] of 1898;
[pg: 390]
[1:] Jew Pilgrims to Azair Ret Tickets

Blosse Lynch Kalifah
Embarked
1898 1898
5 May --50 28 April 25,,
19" --48 13 May 96,,
--98 -- of B. Lynch --98
----
Total of B. Lynch / S. Khalifah} 219
Returned
10 May ---2 17 May ---28
24 ,, ---57 31,, ---124 1/2
--- ---
59 166 1/2
58
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214 1/2

[pg: 391]

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[1:] 31 Dec 1897

800 Eliahoo Dennoos - -
1000 G. Asfar - -
500 Nawab Agha Mahomed - -
100 R. Sayegh - -
350 Cash with me, - -
__________ - -
2,750 - -

31 March 98

1000 G. Asfar - -
1500 Nawab Agha Mahomed - -
100 Rufail Sayegh - -
1150 at home - -
_________ - -
2750 - -
__________ - -
100 £ Sent to Alexander Vienna on 9 July 98, for Kit - -
__________ - -
2,650 - -

[pg: 392]