South American travel journal
Scope and Contents
This journal describes a “Mr. Clark”’s travel in South America. Most of the entries detail the locations and methods of his travel and his opinions on people and infrastructure he encountered. It also includes frequent descriptions of the people Clark travelled with and the leisure activities he took part in. He also discusses his work, including visits with clients and banks. Clark travelled from New York City to Rio de Janeiro, then Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, and Rio Grande, Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos Aires and Rosario, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; and Lima, Peru. Notably Clark makes passing references to political activity in the countries through which he travels, including the September 1930 coup which overthrew the government of Hipólito Yrigoyen in Argentina, the 1930 revolution and end of the First Brazilian Republic in Brazil, a possible revolution in Chile, and the overthrow of Peru’s government and establishment of a military junta there.
- 1930-08 - 1930-10
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The author, identified in the text only as "Mr. Clark," appears to be an American business man of some kind traveling to Brazil and other South American countries to establish agencies and meet clients. It is likely that he was working in agriculture because during some of his visits with clients he discussed the purchase of seeds.
.2 Linear Feet (1 volume)
Journal documenting the travel of a Mr. Clark in Brazil, Uraguay, Argentina, Chile, and Peru in 1930.
Entries arranged chronologically
Purchased from Ian Brabner Rare Books, August 2018
Processed by Lily Sweeney, completed May 2020
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- May, 2021
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