Historical information

This is one letter in a series of eighteen letters written by various seafarers to Lillie Duncan. Lillie was a member of the Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild and, as a Guild member, was strongly involved with the social activities and events organised to entertain visiting seafarers.


The Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild was an integral arm of the fundraising that enabled the building of the Mission to Seafarers. These letters provide insight into a woman who was a member of the Guild as well as offering a glimpse into the social activities and courting rituals of the time.

Physical description

Handwritten letter consisting of four parts including an envelope and three pages of writing on front and back.

Inscriptions & markings

Postmark on envelope:
[indecipherable]/28.5 28.5/PORT SAID
Company identifier on reverse of envelope: