Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
The first half of the text concentrates on the author’s experience sailing aboard a merchant vessel. It gives a first-person view of living and traveling abroad as a merchant in the 19th century, providing insight into cultural differences and similarities at the time. The second half of the text contains the travel history of five ships: The Tyrian, Iconium, Thracian, Persian, and Eurotas.
Dorothy Burr Thompson (1900 – 2001) was a prominent archaeologist who graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1923. She specialized in Greek terracotta. Burr Thompson and her husband, Homer A. Thompson, were both heavily involved with the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. The collection includes her diaries, personal correspondence, and professional papers. It also includes contains both personal and research related photographs and postcards.