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travel literature

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

John Pemberton diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-055
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of two volumes of handwritten extracts, copied by Joseph Elkington, date unknown, from John Pemberton's original diaries. The first volume describes Pemberton's visit to England in 1750-1754, the second volume is composed of daily entries dated 1778. The majority of entries in both volumes describe Quaker meetings attended, and social visits with Friends and family.

Achilles Pugh journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-056
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume of Pugh's journal, entitled, "On his visit to the Western Indians." The first pages of the volume provide records of destinations and the miles traveled, as well as a list of names and their title/position or affiliation with a certain organization or tribe. Also lists tribal populations according to the most recent census data. Entries describe Pugh's travel from St. Louis to Lawrence, Kansas, Quaker meetings attended, meetings with...

Walter Robson journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-058
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of a single, Xerox copy of Walter Robson’s Journal of his “voyage to America and travels in the United States.” Entries describe his departure from England, his voyages to and from America, including weather, accommodations, and his fellow passengers. While in the U.S., Robson traveled to various Friends and meetings in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Ohio, Chicago, Iowa, Indianapolis, Baltimore, North Carolina, and New York.

Martha Routh journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-059
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the handwritten journal, and a photocopy of the journal of Martha Routh. The journal describes her voyage from London to Boston, which she took in 1794. Entries describe the small group of Quakers that Routh traveled with, including Thomas Scattergood, as well as descriptions of the weather, communications with other ships during the journey, and Routh's struggles with illness on board. The journal ends when Routh arrives in Boston, and her last entry describes...

William Savery diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-061
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of four handwritten volumes of William Savery's diaries. The majority of the first volume concerns the Treaty at Canandaigua, but the remaining volumes are all accounts of religious visits Savery made throughout Europe and Britain. Entries generally describe details of travel between destinations, Quaker meetings attended, Quaker families visited, and descriptions of each location's culture, food, language, style of dress, and form of local government.

Rebecca Scattergood diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-065
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of a single photocopy of the diary of Rebecca Scattergood's trip to Nantucket from the fall of 1774 to the spring of 1775. Entries describe travel to Nantucket from Philadelphia, remedies for various illnesses, attendance at meetings, and social calls.

Benjamin Seebohm diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-067
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume of the handwritten extracts from Benjamin Seebohm's diary of his trip to America. Entries describe Seebohm's voyage from England to Boston, travel from Boston to Philadelphia, and visits to Friends and attendance at Meetings during his time in America.

It is not known who copied theses extracts from Benjamin Seebohm's diary.

George A. Selleck diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-066
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of George A Selleck's trip from his home in Kansas to England to attend the Friend's Peace Conference as a delegate. Entries detail Selleck's travel by train from Kansas to Philadelphia and on to New York, his voyage from New York to Liverpool, and his travels within England. Upon his arrival in England, entries describe sight seeing, largely in Devonshire, as well as Friends visited and Meetings attended. The last section of entries...

Henry Hale G.Sharpless diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-068
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of eight handwritten volumes of the diaries of Henry Hale G. Sharpless. Four of the diaries are travel diaries that describe Sharpless's travels throughout the eastern United States, Europe, and the Middle East. The remaining three diaries describe Sharpless's daily life at home in Pennsylvania, and on his farm outside Philadelphia.

Henry Hale G. Sharpless letterbooks

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-018
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the four handwritten letterbooks of Henry Hale G. Sharpless. The letterbooks contain both business and personal correspondence, though the majority of correspondence is personal, addressed to friends and family during Sharpless's travels. The letters include topics such as descriptions of the cities and towns he visits, descriptions of landmarks, cultural differences, food, and styles of dress.