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Travel writing

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Christopher Hughes letters, 1840-1841

 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.

Dates: 1840-1841

Cyrus Hawley letter to Samuel W. Collins, February 24, 1833

 File — Box 1, Folder: 18
Identifier: C-Misc 24
Scope and Contents

One letter from Cyrus Hawley to Samuel W. Collins regarding travel through early Alabama and the increasing distress faced by the local Native American tribes.

Dates: February 24, 1833

Ethel Burkart letters, April-May 1925

 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,...
Dates: April-May 1925

Hannah B. Randlett letter, February 24, 1901

 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.

Dates: February 24, 1901

Harry and Ella Fife world trip collection

Identifier: C-94
Scope and Contents Collection contains over 40 holograph letters, over 100 photographs and postcards, and many pieces of memorabilia, such as menus, booklets about ships, pamphlets and programs documenting the culture of the countries visited on the Fife's 1934 trip around the world. The letters in the collection are written by the Fifes to their ten year-old daughter Nona, in Middlebury, Vermont. The Fifes traveled first class on the presidential series of Dollar Line ships, and began their journey in New...
Dates: 1934

Hiram M. Hiller travel letter, November 9, 1899

 File — Box 1, Folder: 5.1, Object: 112
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.

Dates: November 9, 1899

Hopkins Family letters

Identifier: C-83
Scope and Contents Collection contains 12 folders with holograph letters from between members of the Hopkins family. Eight folders primarily contain letters written by Erastus Hopkins to his son, daughter, and granddaughter (names unclear), mostly from Northampton, Massachusetts. These letters mostly contain family news with occasional mentions of religious matters. One folder contains "Epistles," written by Erastus, and two folders contain letters written to Erastus by one of his children from Europe. A final...
Dates: 1859-1870

John Springs letters to A.B. Davidson, 1848-1853

 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.

Dates: 1848-1853

J.S. Walker letters

Identifier: C-90
Scope and Contents Collection contains five folders, including holograph letters written by J.S. Walker to his parents. This extensive file of extraordinarily fluent, candid and detailed manuscript letters, with meticulous descriptions of the experiences of the well-heeled, well-connected, strongly opinionated and bigoted young American expatriate, John Sydney Walker, from January 1865 to April 1867 in Paris and Geneva. These letters also cover young Walker's questions to his parents, and his responses to...
Dates: 1865-1867

L. Hommedieu and Sarah B. letter to Henry Reynolds, June 28, 1839

 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.

Dates: June 28, 1839

P.A. Bolling letter to Robert T. Hubbard, January 30, 1837

 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.

Dates: January 30, 1837

Schloss Hotel letter, August 15, 1894

 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.

Dates: August 15, 1894

Shepardson Family letters

Identifier: C-103
Scope and Contents Collection contains approximately 20 handwritten letters exchanged between the Shepardson family between 1892 and 1901. During this time, Shepardson's wife and son appear to have been traveling, writing from such destinations as Spain, Italy, Belgium and Germany. Letters to Shepardson from his wife and son describe their daily activities abroad. Shepardson's missives often express how much he misses his family, and describe his activities, such as lecturing and working on theses. A final...
Dates: 1892-1901

Wetmore travel letters, 1845

 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.

Dates: 1845

William S.W. Ruschenberger letter to Ann Ruschenberger, August 22, 1838

 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.

Dates: August 22, 1838