Travel diary of Mrs. Thomas H. Bates of Ohio to the British Isles via the Queen Mary in an undetermined year, but post-1945. On June 8, she and her husband took the Akronite from Akron, Ohio to New York City. On June 9, they boarded the Queen Mary and traveled to England. They docked at Southampton and took the train to Hereford to a nephew's house. The couple visits her sister in Staffordshire and another sister in Wales and also visit other areas to look for her husband's family. The diary abruptly ends on August 5. The writer gives details of life on the ship, including one episode of trying to get food items past customs when they landed in England, plus details of her family and places she and her husband visited.
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Born in England about 1879. In 1930 lived in Akron, Ohio and Cuyahago Falls, Ohio after 1945. Her husband was also born in England. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Mrs. Thomas H. Bates Travel Diary, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/4457 Accessed May 07, 2021.