At risk of interrupting the flow of these letters, I wanted to post some links that you may find interesting. I may add some from time to time to help enrich the content. I found a series of photographs hosted by the Smithsonian taken by a passenger on the Anversville, the passenger ship that for many years serviced a route from Belgium to the Congo, in the 1910’s and early 1920’s. I’m posting a few examples that I think help give a sense of what it was like on the boat.
I will post some other similar links later. Hope you are enjoying the journey! Mark