Gladys Ryan Travel Diary
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Diary of Gladys Ryan written during her trip to Europe.
She begins her trip on a train from Oakland, California via Chicago to New York. She sails June 25, 1929 on the Saturnia of the Casculisch line. She describes life aboard the ship. Her first stop is Algiers, then she visits Capri, Naples, Amalfi, Pompeii, Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Prague (where a man in a tavern spat at her and her friend), Munich, Lucerne, Interlaken and Montreaux. She describes the tourist sites and the towns, even giving a little history of each area. She also gives her opinion on the people, the cleanliness or dirtiness of the area, the hotels, prices and other things. She tells of her evenings, which often include dancing and meeting locals. While in Europe, she travels by train and bus.
- Creation: 1929
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- Guide to the Gladys Ryan Travel Diary
- Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English