8/21/72 to 1/26/74
Queenstown, IrelandMon Nov 17, 1873
November 17 Monday – The City of Chester arrived at Queenstown, Ireland at 6 PM.
Arrived LiverpoolTue Nov 18, 1873
November 18 Tuesday – Sam arrived in Liverpool. Either Sam got a hotel room that night or took a train to London
Departing LiverpoolTue Jan 13, 1874
January 13 Tuesday – Sam sent a dispatch to Livy that he was boarding the Parthia for home. Livy reported the contents of the note to Mollie Clemens and remarked that this was five days earlier than he’d expected to sail, probably due to his inability to secure lecture dates in Ireland. The Parthia left Liverpool [MTL 6: 20].
Arrived BostonMon Jan 26, 1874
January 26 Monday – The Parthia arrived in Boston [MTL 6: 20n1]. Evidently, nothing whatsoever happened on the voyage. One thing is certain, however—Sam smoked many cigars, made a few friends and did not get seasick. He may have stopped by James Redpath’s home or office upon his arrival to discuss those last lecture dates Sam intended to make. Sam spent the night in Boston.
Bermuda with Joe TwichellSun May 20, 1877
The second trip to Bermuda, accompanied by his good friend the Reverend Joseph Twichell, was from Sunday, May 20 to Thursday, May 24, 1877.