“Thursday, Feb. 4. . . . Releases and Departures - -The following missionaries have been honorably released and sailed for home to-day per s.s. ‘Canada’: From Great Britain - -Richard S Ballantyne, James Ritchie, Ninian D Nelson, Le Roy L Green, Arthur L Howard. From Scandinavia - - Hyrum Hansen, K.H. Fridal Jr., James P Rasmussen, Niels P Anderson, Jr., James Jenson. From Switzerland and Germany - - William Abplanalp, Thomas W Newman, Andrew W Hyer, Hyrum S Dopp, Enoch Muhlestein, Sidney D Alder. With the company were thirty two emigrants in charge of Elder Sidney D Alder, Elders K.H. Fridal, Jr., and James Ritchie being his assistants. (Mill.Star, 71:77).” [BMMH,1909].
Church Transportation Agent. Incoming Correspondence, 1885-1923. (CR 256 1 Bx 3 fd 16) Presiding Bishop’s Office. March 1, 1909. President Joseph F. Smith and Counselors, Dear Brethren: The company of emigrants leaving Liverpool February 4th, 1909 on the steamship Canada, for Portland, Maine, in charge of Elder Sydney D. Alder, arrived in Salt Lake City, February 21st, 1909. The company consisted of 19 elders and 32 saints. Had a rough voyage across the ocean, most of the company sick. Had good attention from stewards and steamer officers. Held fast meeting on board; a concert was also given on board, our company furnishing most of the numbers and by request a brief talk on the principles of our faith was given by one of the elders. The company had no trouble with the emigration officers, all passed without improper questions being asked. From Portland to Salt Lake City good cars were provided and good attention given by the railroad men. At Fort Wayne engine was derailed, but no one was hurt, this delayed the company several hours. Arrived in Salt Lake feeling good, all had friends to meet them. Respectfully submitted, [CW Nibley, OP Miller, David A Smith].
Liverpool to Portland 4 Feb 1909
British Mission Manuscript History Voyage Entry
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