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Diary (Ohio and Pennsylvania)

Identifier: SC 00705

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Scope and Contents

Diary, circa 1830s, of an unidentified traveler on the Ohio River in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It seems as though the creator was hired to secure accounts and money. Includes comments about the towns that they pass on the river, with the creator's observations and opinions on the towns. Also includes the names of and interactions with other people on the ships upon which he sails. There are also ledger entries at the end of the volume.


  • Creation: circa 1830s

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Physical Description

6.5 inches by 4 inches.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in September 2011.

Guide to the Diary (Ohio and Pennsylvania)
Finding Aid Authors: Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository