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Unusual Abbreviation on Italian Immigrant Manifest

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Unusual Abbreviation on Italian Immigrant Manifest

Posted: 16 May 2013 5:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
I've run across an unusual marking in the height columns on a particular ship manifest. I've attached two pages of the manifest of the Hamburg which arrived in NY on 24 May 1911. The height column seems to have a script 'p' in place of either the feet or inches numbers. On one of the pages nearly the entire column of heights is marked this way while on the other only a few heights have the marking. It doesn't seem to be used as a normal ditto mark. I believe the ship is German and the passengers mostly Italian (including my wife's great grandfather). Any idea what the abbreviation/marking stands for?

Dan B in MD
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