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Charlton Yarnall Travel Journal

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.133

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Bound journal, March 7- June 9, 1922, kept by Charlton Yarnall,  describing his family's vacation travel from Philadelphia to Algeria, Italy, France and England. The typed journal, 88 pp., includes pictures and postcards. Family members mentioned in the journal are his wife Anna Coxe and his daughter Agnes, age 17.

The family arrives in Algiers via Madeira and Spain on March 21. Yarnall describes his impressions of places visited and sights seen such as the Ancient Mosquie of Sidi-Abder-Rahmane and the rue des Chameau; Tizi-Ouzou, a providence in Algiers. He mentions Nomads and Bedouins and women of the Owed-Nails tribe. After Algiers, the family travels to Italy via Sicily, stopping in Naples,  Capri and Rome, as well as Paris, France and London, England, before returning to New York on June 9, 1922.


  • Creation: 1922

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Biographical Information:

Charlton Yarnall was owner of three farms in Newtown Sqaure, Newtown Township, Delaware Township, Pennsylvania . He called his estate, Crum Creek Farm. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

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Guide to the Charlton Yarnall Travel Journal
Finding Aid Authors: Vicky O'Brien.
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