Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Includes one bound manuscript diary written by Alonzo F. Bixby during his travels in South America. The diary is very detailed and details Bixby's journey from Boston, MA to Buenos Aires, and his ensuing work and travels in and around Buenos Aires and Montevideo, all over a 14-week period. In Montevideo, he worked under contract to establish a mill site. Bixby notes the names and nationalities of other ships encountered on the seas. Also included are notes on his voyages from Rosario to NY in...
File — Box 1, Folder: 30
Identifier: C-Misc 37
Scope and Contents Two handwritten letters from Christopher Hughes to Churchill Cambreleng. The first letter was sent from "In Town," the second from Stockholm. The letters discuss Hughes' daily activities as well as details of his travels and people encountered.
File — Box 1, Folder: 18
Identifier: C-Misc 24
Scope and Contents Includes one bound manuscript diary kept by a young Vermont man between approximately 1850 and 1852. The author of the diary describes his life in New England as well as his travels by rail and stage to New York City and Georgia. The author appears to have lived near Greenfield, VT, and hails from an affluent family with ties to New York City. He attended an academy in East Hampton, about which he wrote at length.
Scope and Contents Two manuscript travel diaries kept from May 16th to November 1st, 1844 and from July 25th, 1853 to December 31st, 1854 by anti-slavery Quaker, Elizabeth Parsons of Flushing, NY. In the diaries, Parsons details her travels in England (often by railroad, once with a life insurance ticket), socializing with English Quakers (including Quaker preacher Anna Braithwaite and husband Isaac Braithwaite), as well as Society of Friends meetings and discussions (including anti-slavery). Parsons also...
File — Box 3, Folder: 33
Identifier: C-Misc 122
Scope and Contents Nine holograph letters and one postcard written by Ethel Burkart during her European travels, sent between April 20 and May 11, 1925. The letters are addressed to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Burkart, her aunt, Sallie, and her sister, Mrs. William G. Hughes. Three of the letters are written on Holland-America Line stationery, and indicate that Burkart traveled across the Atlantic on the SS New Amsterdam. Other letters are written on stationery from the Hotel De L'Europe in the Netherlands,...
File — Box 3, Folder: 25
Identifier: C-Misc 114
Scope and Contents One holograph letter dated February 24, 1901 written by Hannah B. Randlett (b. 1836) in Cairo Egypt to Christine [Rice Hoar]. The letter is written on stationery from the Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo, and describes Randlett's trip to Egypt, including the drownings of the two sons of Alexander C. Humphreys on the journey.
File — Box 1, Folder: 5.1
Identifier: C-Misc 112
Scope and Contents One holograph letter dated November 9, 1899 written by Hiram M. Hiller in Lucknow, India to "Frank" in Kahoka, MO. The letter serves as a report of Hiller's travels through India and Afganistan, with mention of the Great Mutiny. The letter is written on stationery from Bill's Emperial Hotel.
File — Box 1, Folder: 45
Identifier: C-Misc 54
Scope and Contents Includes 22 handwritten letters written by John Springs to A.B. Davidson in Charlotte, NC between 1848 and 1853. The letters are friendly in nature and contain descriptions of Springs' travels to various places in the United States.
File — Box 1, Folder: 29
Identifier: C-Misc 36
Scope and Contents One handwritten letter signed L. Hommedieu and Sarah B. and addressed to Henry Reynolds, dated 1839. The letter was sent from Norwich [VT], to Cincinnati, OH, and contains advice by its writers to their nephew traveling west. The letter discusses Westward expansion, and contains spiritual admonitions and family news.
File — Box 1, Folder: 24
Identifier: C-Misc 30
Scope and Contents Includes one handwritten letter written by P.A. Bolling in Tallahassee, FL, to Robert T. Hubbard in Cumberland County, VA, describing a trip to Florida and an attack by Native Americans in 1837. Bolling (also of Cumberland County) describes his journey to Florida in 1837, and includes news of an attack by Native Americans upon the wagon train near St. Marks, FL.
File — Box 3, Folder: 17
Identifier: C-Misc 106
Scope and Contents One holograph letter dated August 15, 1894 from "Marie" to "Will." The letter is written on stationery from the Schloss Hotel, in Heidelberg, Germany, and discusses the author's daily activities such as hiking with horses, attending an opera, as well as weather conditions and travel plans.
Scope and Contents Includes one manuscript diary kept by Edson, describing his journey from New Orleans to Cuba, and his return to New York via New Orleans and the Missippi and Ohio Rivers in 1836. The entries in Edson's diary describe various events, places, and people he encountered on his journey in great detail. During his travels, Edson appears to be scouting for new branch locations for his engraving firm, as he visited customers (mostly banks and businesses) on his way. Edson elected to travel to Cuba as...
Scope and Contents Includes one bound manuscript travel diary, likely written by Mrs. R. P. Eaton of Boston (her signature appears on the front cover). The author of the diary sailed from New York City about the steamship City of Washington, landed in Ireland, and traveled through Scotland, England, and Italy. The author then took the steamship Alexandria to Egypt and Palestine.
File — Box 1, Folder: 38
Identifier: C-Misc 46
Scope and Contents Includes four handwritten letters by David Woodhull Wetmore to his wife, Harriet Sharpe Wetmore in 1845. The letters were written during Wetmore's travels abroad in England, and were sent to his wife in Jamaica, NY. The letters were posted from Liverpool (2), Sheffield, and Birmingham.
File — Box 1, Folder: 26
Identifier: C-Misc 33
Scope and Contents Includes one handwritten letter from W.S.W. Ruschenberger in London to his mother, Ann Ruschenberger in Philadelphia, sent in 1838. The letter discusses sightseeing in London, Ruschenberger's plans for future writing, as well as his personal life.