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Title A Letter from Louis F. Faust to His Family and Friends in Germany Describing his Immigration to America
Author Faust, Louise F
Date 21 May 1877
Document Type Correspondence
Reference 2M404
Library / Archive Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Description Includes photocopy of original manuscript and typed translation. Louis F. Faust relates how he spent his time whilst waiting for passage to Rotterdam, his impressions of Holland, opinions of the steamers he use to America, his fellow passengers, his arrival in New York at Castle Gardens and subsequent journey to join friends and family.
Theme(s) Journey Conditions; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Germany
Country (to) United States of America
Places Cologne, Binsberg, Düsseldorf, Germany; Flushing, Holland; Isles of Scilly; Pennsylvania, United States
Ports Rotterdam, Holland; New York City, United States; Southampton, England
Nationality German; African American; American; Chinese; Dutch
Ships SS Viktoria; Rotterdam; King of the Netherlands; Schatten; Schiller
Keywords family, ticket, shipping, hotel, zoo, aquarium, lodging house, entertainment, theatre, agent, passport, emigration, steerage, class, emigrant, canal, luggage, exploitation, food, Holland-Amerika Line, Bremer Line, nun, priest, alcohol, segregation, women, children, female emigration, port, soldier, sailors, church, seasickness, Castle Gardens, lighthouse, communication, bad weather, weapon, clothing, medical staff, railway, rent, farming
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin catalogue.
Language German; English
Copyright Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin