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    Would you have to open and close your own porthole?

    Hi everyone, If you were a First class passenger, would you have had to open your own porthole for fresh air? Or would some passengers expect a steward/stewardess to do this for them? I can imagine this possibly happening in the stateroom suites but would it have been too much of an ask if...
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    Ladies Maids and Valets

    What was the attitude towards Ladies Maids and Valets aboard ship? Because their tickets were paid for, what restrictions applied to them on board? I imagine that these passenger would never dare frequenting the first class passengers public rooms, not if they wanted to keep their positions...
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    Berthe LeRoy

    Berthe LeRoy was Mahala Douglas' (Mrs. Walter Donald Douglas) French maid. ET doesn't seem to have much on her. Did she follow Mrs. Douglas to Minnesota and California? Mike Herbold