Ledger entries from the Mission of Our Lady of the Rosary for the Protection of Irish Immigrant Girls [AKA The Irish Mission at Watson House] in the Battery section of New York City (established in 1883) give information that Cath [transcribed Catherine] Dennehy, 18, from Limerick, arrived in New York City aboard the “Umbria” on May 3, 1903. Her destination was to reach Norah Dennehy, 9 Court St., Rutland, Vermont. The “R.R.” written in front of Cath’s name seems to indicate that she would be traveling by railroad. Although the ledgers frequently recorded the relationship between the immigrant and the person they wished to reach, this entry did not list the relationship between Cath and Norah Dennehy.
The purpose of the Mission of Our Lady of the Rosary for the Protection of Irish Immigrant Girls was to provide temporary, safe shelter for female Irish immigrants arriving in New York. Website with copies of actual ledger pages can be searched at http://watsonhouse.org/home/
Click on “Watson House Digital Archives.” Ledger entries from 1897 to 1940 have been digitized so far.