Letter from Captain T Kidd to Messrs Handysides & Henderson regarding the loss of the ship 'Vision'

Scope and Content

Letter to the shipowners Handysides and Henderson containing an account of the storm which began on 27 Oct 1858 and damage to the ship which led to it being abandoned off Cape Horn on 1 Nov 1858. Also details the crew's rescue by Captain Prins of the German barque the 'Steinwarder', the physical condition of the crew plus their current whereabouts, and an update on the costs involved in their rescue and forward journey to Arica, including insurance and wages. Captain Kidd also asks for the company to continue to pay his wife's monthly money until he returns home.

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