I’m looking at the passenger manifest of a ship that sailed from the Caribbean to London* in 1948. One page contains a slew of passengers — all women or children — who were Polish citizens, had been residents of Mexico, and were now emigrating to the UK. All the children had their profession listed as “scholar” or “student,” while the women were all given the abbreviation “H.D.” Anyone know what this means? Is it some British version of “housewife,” or something else?
- Actually, the Port of Arrival looks like it’s “Silbury” or “Lilbrary” (it’s handwritten, so hard to decipher). Anyone know what’s up with that?