“Brot down helpless”

Eliza Baylies Wheaton spent April 24 in her stateroom, though her husband was able to spend some time on deck.  Her entry in the travel journal marked this as the day that one of the passengers broke his knee while he was out on the upper deck.  He “was brot down helpless to his room,” she noted.  “Fortunately he is going home.”

The storm continued.

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Eliza Baylies Wheaton, Travel Journal, Wheaton Family Collection (MC089), Marion B. Gebbie Archives & Special Collections, Madeleine Clark Wallace Library, Wheaton College, Norton, MA.

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