Career papers of Dorothy Scobie, stewardess.



Miss Dorothy Scobie of Wallasey, Merseyside, was at sea as a stewardess, from c.1937-1960, serving on liners including the Cunard White Star Line “Mauretania”, “Lancastria” and others. During the war she served on the “M.V. Britannia” which was taking British evacuated children to America and on the “R.M.S. Laconia” she assisted in the hospital. During her career she visited the United States, Australia and Japan and also sailed through the Panama Canal on the “R.M.S. Orbita”. The collection includes postcards sent to Mr. David Scobie from these places, and details of the sightseeing she did there. It also includes menus, passenger lists, newspaper cuttings and pictures related to Miss Scobie’s career. An oral history tape recording of Miss Scobie’s experiences at sea is also available (MAL 191/93). For further details see the attached catalogue or contact The Archives Centre for a copy of the catalogue.