Re: Settlements in Curaçao and St. Thomas #sephardic
It seems my last post didn't post for some reason.
It looks like these 3, still identified only as "Mr. Mrs. and Miss Del Valle," came on the Colima, leaving Panama about 6 Feb 1882, which matches the year you mention. ("Visitors and Sojourners in Santa Barbara", Morning Press (Santa Barbara CA), 6 Feb 1882 pg 2, col 1; California Digital Newspaper Collection: cdnc.com).
This article quotes the Panama Star and Herald, (with somewhat different titles over the years) which may have more information. Last I looked, this was not online, but is on Newsbank/Readex - World Newspaper Archive in their Latin American Collection, available through some libraries.
Haakon L. Chevalier