Finucane diary

125 years ago: On board the RMS Ormuz  en route for the Fiji Island via Australia.

This is the write-up of a journal of about 120 pages of manuscript written in 1893 by Jane Finucane (née Sheridan), then newly wed to Dr Morgan Finucane, with occasional contributions from Morgan (and for him there is a potted biography in Appendix 1);  the original journal found its way from Hurst to L&YT, Dad’s office in London, where it was photocopied and the photocopy given to me by Dad in about 1980;  the original is in the possession of the Patrick Grayson (a cousin of Dad).  Patrick’s father and mother were Tris and Barbie Grayson;  Barbie was a sister of my granny Dorothy and the youngest of Morgan’s and Jane’s four daughters (Ruvé, Mo, Dot and Barbie) – see Appendix 3 on pages 40, 41.

Click here to read all 53 pages.

Uncle Simon

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  1. From Camilla on Whatsapp:
    Fantastic stuff George, thank you xxx
    George replied
    It was Simon who did most of the work!

  2. George,
    I tried to print these out but my laptop said it couldn’t cope. Would you expect the documents to be readily printable?
    x Tom

    Hi Tom
    I would expect the document to be readily printable. It is quite big (53 odd pages in 2 Mega-bytes). Maybe if you download it first it might help. (2 Mega-bytes is not really that big. It is smaller than a photo, for example.)
    Or perhaps you should get a more capable laptop? Good luck!
    xx George