Dangers/Lost or Stolen Items

"My trunks came just as we were starting for town... When I opened my l trunk I found that the lock had been forced and seven skirts taken...[my] evening dress, yellow Burmese skirt, pink slip for my muslin dress, purple cloak, and 2 white duck skirts, five petticoats, all my stockings, and a number of trifles besides my riding habit...I only wish they had taken a couple of entire dresses and left me some that could be of service.  The trunk looked like a ragbag...[a] pair of new shoes, my gloves and handkerchiefs are untouched...They told me to send them a note claiming damages.  I made it up to £56.10 and don’t believe it will cover the loss as now I shall have to get new things." 

In the above quotation, Milly describes several items which were taken from her trunk sometime during one of her travels. This is a chance all travellers take and a situation most travellers dread.