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Scotland & Ireland Royal Mail Line. Night Mail Services to & from Belfast, Via GLASGOW, GREENOCK, and ARDROSSAN Twice Daily Sundays Excepted

R.M.S. The Magpie July 11, 1911

My dear Gertie:

Do you remember the night we crossed Lake Michigan from Masatawa on the "Holland"? That was a bonnie trip- and how we slept! drinking in, thru the port hole, the pure air of heaven. As I remember, it was like a honey-moon, a heaven here below. - Well, if you were here, this night might be a replica - a new word I pickt

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up at the Glasgow Exhibition to-day. I saw, "An exact replica of the outside of Bunn's cottage". I am abroad waiting— as Grandma Ferguson used to climb into the spring wagon with her butter and eggs about her and wait while the team was being hitched to go to town. That brats getting left.

I wrote you hastily at Edinburgh on the morning I left there.

In the same compartment with me was an old man from Denmark who spoke broken English. His ticket was complicated and a puzzle to him. I had looked up the route with a map and explained it to him. He said "I am very fortunate to have you with me."

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I suppose Fester and I will have our troubles when we start on our Continental Tour about the 29 of July. The old man was trying to keep track of the stations, which are named at the landing platforms, along with advertisements; as at the stations of the elevated in Chicago. The old man with a smile said, "I see one station is 'Bousil', one "Mennen's" and one "Van Houghton".

The Trossach trip is rather ideal—It is thru fine scenery, rougher as a rule, and with deeper gorges occasionally. The trip consists of (1) a train ride to Callendar, (2) Coach to Lake Katrina, (3) Lake trip on Steamer "Sir Walter Scott", (4) coach to Lake Lomond, (5) Steamer twenty-miles on lake and (6) train to Glasgow. It took the day from seven a.m. to 7:27 p.m. It was a memorable day. Last night a man from Montreal and I had the same room, (different beds), and we talked things over. He, like myself, is well pleased with America.

This morning I went to the American Express office and drew some money and then made for the Clyde to see

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[letterhead: Scotland & Ireland Royal Mail Line. Night Mail Services to & from Belfast, Via GLASGOW, GREENOCK, and ARDROSSAN Twice Daily Sundays Excepted]

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something of the shipping and shipbuilding for which Glasgow is so famed. I saw not less than twenty ships in process of building, some of which were men-of-war. In one dock pointed out to me the Lusitania was built, in another the vessel I was in. It was the "Ivanhoe". I rode it out nine miles

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and got off, returning to Glasgow by the electric car. My idea then after an 8d lunch was to go in a touring auto around Glasgow but no crowd showed up and the trip was not made.

I then went to the Exhibition, in full blast here. It was on the order of the a world's or state fair, and included a free music hall, art gallery, science hall, manufacturers display, not only of goods but of processes. I paid my shilling to enter the grounds and stayed till time to get supper and embark.

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