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Europe -- Description and travel

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Margaret Trumbull Corwin papers #

Identifier: BMC-M39
Abstract Margaret Trumbull Corwin (1889-1983) received an A.B. degree from Bryn Mawr College in 1912 with a major in French and a minor in German. After graduation she worked at Yale University Press until 1919. In 1916 she took a leave of absence to work as executive secretary to the Connecticut Women’s Committee of the Council of National Defense in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1919 Corwin went to France with the YMCA and was stationed in Beaune at the American Expeditionary Forces University. Upon...
Dates: 1912-1971
Found in: Bryn Mawr College

William Nisbet papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1292

The bulk of this collection consists of about 60 letters written by William Nisbet to his mother and sister during his travels abroad in the 1860s. William F. Nisbet was a retired businessman and travelor from a wealthy New York family. In 1865, at the age of 30, he retired in order to travel. In 1858, he traveled to South America, and from 1865 to 1868, he traveled around the globe. During his travels, he wrote letters and sent artifacts and artwork back home to his family in New York.

Dates: 1772-1881

Ocean Voyage Diary and Ship Logs

Identifier: HC.MC-801-11-005

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.

Dates: 1844-1850

Gertrude Plaisted photo albums

Identifier: HC.MC-1264
Abstract This collection is comprised of photo albums primarily featuring the European travels of Gertrude Plaisted and her mother, Mabel Plaisted, in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Photos of architecture, especially churches and cathedrals, are some of the most prevalent in the collection. Many images depict city life and local inhabitants, while others capture the grandeur of the physical scenery. Additionally, a number of photos are art reproductions of Italian sculptures and paintings. Photos of...
Dates: 1893-1902

Emma Johnson Power family papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-343

The collection contains primarily correspondence received by Emma Johnson Power, Swarthmore College Class of 1882 and a member of Green Street Monthly Meeting. A number of the letters were sent by her husband, Edward S. Power, a Philadelphia physician/pharmacologist, during his European travels. Also includes a file of genealogical and biographical information on the Johnson and Power families and a small amount of miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1872 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1872 - 1922

Henry Hale G. Sharpless diaries

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-068

Four of Henry Hale G. Sharpless's diaries are travel diaries that describe his 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.

Dates: 1841-1870

Henry Hale G. Sharpless letterbooks

Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-018

Hanry Hale G. Sharpless's letterbooks contain both business and personal correspondence. The majority of the 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, as well as discussion of landmarks, cultural differences, food, and styles of dress.

Dates: 1851-1864