"DEPARTURE. -- The last company of this season's emigration sailed from Liverpool on Saturday, the 24th instant, on the S. S. Nevada. A meeting was held on board the ship, at which instructive and encouraging remarks were made by President Wells and Elder Penrose, and Elder Anton H. Lund was sustained as president of the company, with Elders C. J. Arthur and Samuel Bennion as counselors, and Elder H. L. James, secretary. The company consisted of 162 British, 119 Scandinavian, and 6 Swiss and German Saints, and 26 returning missionaries."
MS, 47:43 (Oct. 26. 1885), p.685
"Sat. 24. [Oct. 1885] . . . The steamship Nevada sailed from Liverpool with 313 Saints (162 British, 119 Scandinavain, 6 Swiss and German and 26 returning missionaries) in charge of Anthon H. Lund. They arrived at New York Nov. 4th and at Salt Lake City Nov. 10th."
". . . A company of emigrating Saints, 112 souls, and 8 returning elders, sailed from Copenhagen, Denmark, in the evening of Oct. 15, 1885, per steamship 'Bravo,' under the leadership of M. Fred. T. Christensen, who had labored in the office of 'Skandinaviens Stjerne.' The following day (Oct. 16th), the company was organized so as to hold prayer meetings morning and evening at three places on board. The weather during the voyage across the North Sea was exceptionally good and the company arrived in Hull, Sunday morning, Oct. 18th. Owing to low water the harbor was not reached until the afternoon and the emigrants spent another night on board. After landing Monday morning, Oct. 19th, and passing through the custom house, the emigrants traveled by rail to Liverpool, where they stopped at a hotel until the afternoon of the 23rd, when they went on board the steamship 'Nevada.' The next morning (Oct. 24th) the company was organized by President Daniel H. Wells and Charles W. Penrose, with Anthon H. Lund as leader and Christopher J. Arthur and Samuel R. Bennion as his counselors. There were 433 passengers on board of whom nearly 300 were Latter-day Saints, including 26 returning elders. President Lund appointed Elder M. Fred. T. Christensen to preside over the Scandinavian Saints with Hans D. Petterson and James Olsen as his assistants, and Edward Morgan to preside over the English Saints and Brother John R. Boshard over the German Saints. It was decided to hold prayer meetings at 7 o'clock morning and evening, and that everything was to be quiet after 9 p.m., that all who desired to rest might do so.
The ship sailed from Liverpool Oct. 24, 1885, in the evening. The next day (Oct. 26th) there was considerable seasickness on board, as the sea was somewhat rough, but as the voyage proceeded the passengers, one after another, came to their meals and could spend their time on deck. The time on board was spent in different amusements, such as generally are engaged in on board ship. The pilot came on board Nov. 3rd and the following day (Nov. 4th) in the morning, the shores of Long Island were seen, and early in the afternoon the ship arrived at the quarantine station, where the emigrants were subjected to close examination by the doctors. The ship arrived in New York on Thursday, Nov. 5th, in the morning, at the Guion Dock where the luggage was examined by the customhouse officers. The emigrants were next taken to Castle Garden, where their goods were weighed, and later in the afternoon they were taken on a tender to Jersey City; the same night (Nov. 5th), they boarded the cars at Jersey City and traveled by rail via Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Omaha to Salt Lake City, where they arrived on Tuesday, Nov. 10th. Some of the emigrants, however, had left the company at Evanston, Wyoming, and some at Ogden, Utah.
Oley Oleson, Albin C. Anderson, Mads F. T. Christensen, Andrew P. Renstrom, James Olsen, and Christian Christiansen, all returning elders, traveled with this company. . . ."