help with unknown word on manifest, please?

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help with unknown word on manifest, please?

Postby rpucci » 02 May 2009, 23:26

I am reviewing a line on a ship manifest. The handwriting is generally very clear and easy to read. Under "calling or occupation" is written "laborer possident". Does this make any sense? I thought perhaps the second word could have been "peasant" but that word is clearly written on another line above, and the two words definitely look different. Thank you.

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Re: help with unknown word on manifest, please?

Postby misbris » 03 May 2009, 00:25

Can you post the manifest or give us the link?

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Re: help with unknown word on manifest, please?

Postby rpucci » 03 May 2009, 00:56

Should be at this link, line #8.....

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 2713040188

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Re: help with unknown word on manifest, please?

Postby liviomoreno » 03 May 2009, 05:10

The word is definitely "possident", which is a not existing translation (?) of the Italian "Possidente"="property owner". "laborer" was added in a second time.

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Re: help with unknown word on manifest, please?

Postby rpucci » 03 May 2009, 14:37

Thank you!!


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