Why did Ismay travel with two secretaries?


Riley Gardner
Hey all,

Sorry if advance if this is a stupid question. If Ismay was traveling as an ordinary passenger, why did he travel with two secretaries? The valet makes sense, but two secretaries? What on earth could he have wanted them around for if he was just sailing to and from on a round trip?

On that note, does anyone know why Ernest Freeman was listed as a WSL crew member rather than as a passenger?