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Re: SS President Passenger List

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...and another with more detail and some names spelt a little differently(they can't count on this one!), the "and friend" plus "and servant" are still not named though. The Examiner (London, England), Sunday, April 11, 1841; Issue 1732.

This is fascinating - it went on for months afterward with supposed sightings of the ship, and the wives of the captain and Tyrone Power were harrassed with hoax letters and even a crazy clairvoyant! The Captain, Lieutenant Roberts RN, had previously commanded the Sirius which was the first steamship to make a trans Atlantic crossing in 1838. Tyrone Power (an Irish actor) was apparently the great grandfather of the gorgeous 1930's/40's actor by the same name.

It is worth checking with your local library for details on how to get free home access to the Gale databases http://infotrac.galegroup.com/default or you can pay at http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/ and http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/archive/

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