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travel literature

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Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

William Jackson journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-036
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten journal of William Jackson’s trip to England and Ireland in 1802-1803. Early entries detail the preparations required to make the journey, as well as details about the voyage itself, such as descriptions of the weather, illness on board, and the dwindling supplies on the ship. The ship’s captain hoists the distress flag at least once before arriving in Ireland, and when the Captain falls ill, the ship nearly turns back. However, the Captain...

Margaret Jenkins journals

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-095
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of three volumes of the travel journals of Margaret Jenkins. The first volume describes Jenkins' voyage from New York to San Francisco, and her voyage home from San Francisco to New York via Liverpool. The remaining two volumes describe Margaret Jenkin's trip to the Himalayan Mountains in 1911-1912 to visit her cousin, who is a missionary there.

William Kennard diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-038
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of William Kennard. Kennard records his travels through Ohio, Michigan (specifically the newly established Adrian Monthly Meeting), New York, Canada, Connecticut, Vermont and Pennsylvania, including mode of travel by rail, steam and canal boat and coach, and comments on visits to Quaker Meetings and with Friends. The diary gives a view of mid-19th century America and Canada through Kennard's eyes. In Toronto, he observes the "colored...

Mary Shackleton Leadbeater diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-041
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the original, single volume diary of Mary Shackleton Leadbeater. The diary was written for Sarah Dillwyn, and entitled "A Tour Through the Northern Part of England." Entries describe Leadbeater's arrival in Dublin, her voyage to Liverpool, England, including a description of the ship and passengers, her arrival in England, and her travels to see various Friends throughout London and Northern England.

Robert Lindsey journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-042
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten journal pages of Robert Lindsey's trip to visit Friends in Iowa. Entries describe the journey, including descriptions of the weather, travel by horse and wagon over the prairies, the dangerous crossing of the frozen Mississippi River, the history of the Quakers in Iowa, Quaker Meetings attended, and Lindsey's various travels throughout Iowa to visit various Iowa Quaker families.

Jane Rhoads Morris journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-048
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of a copy of the handwritten journal pages, as well as a typed transcript, of Jane Rhoads Morris. Morris's journal was written for her family at home during her trip to Canada during August and September, 1889. Her daily entries describes, in detail, her experiences camping in the Canadian wilderness, accompanied by her cousins and the Indians they have employed to paddle them in canoes to and from each campsite, as well as interactions with Indians the group meets...

Samuel Newitt journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-051
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten travel journal of Samuel Newitt. Entries detail Newitt's journey to Rhode Island, including descriptions of visits with Friends, and attendance at Meetings in various towns in Rhode Island.

Ella Bowles Newlin journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-052
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of typed transcript of excerpts from Ella Bowles Newlin's travel journal from her trip with her husband from Iowa to England, Norway, and Germany. The transcript was prepared by Newlin's granddaughter, Vesta Newlin Hansen. Newlin's trip begins by taking a train from her home in Iowa to Philadelphia, where she and her husband attended the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, after which the two traveled to New York, where they spent two weeks visiting friends. The couple took...

"Among the Red Indians"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-070
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Henry Stanley Newman, entitled "Among the Red Indians." The manuscript provides a narrative of Newman's travels among the American Indians west of the Mississippi River in 1889. The manuscript was prepared for Mary S. Kimber when she was proposing to write a book on the work that American Friends did with Native Americans, which was published in 1917 and entitled "Friends and the Indians." Newman's manuscript was never published....

John Parrish diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-053
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the original, handwritten diaries of John Parrish, a member and minister of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The diaries describe Parrish's travels to Quaker families, including those disowned by their Meeting, throughout Rhode Island, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Included with the diaries are a photocopy of a silhouette of John Parrish, and an article about the diaries published in The Friend on March 30, 1957.