Marion Crowder Smith Travel Diary
Scope and Contents
Travel diary of Marion Crowder Smith on her wedding trip from Los Angeles, California to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She and her husband, Hammerton Smith, begin their travel by train to Redondo, California then by steamer to San Francisco, California. They then travel across country by train, visiting Salt Lake City, Utah; areas in Colorado; St. Louis, Missouri and Cleveland, Ohio plus other towns and states. She describes the tourist attractions they visit, plus people they meet and relatives they visit.
After they move into a new apartment in Pittsburgh, she lists all her wedding gifts and who gave them to her. She continues 1899 with a few entries, one about a hospital visit and one describing her trip to Philadelphia. Her last entries tell the birth of two sons, April 1, 1900 and April 25, 1905, who both die soon afterwards.
The end of the diary contains photographs, telegrams and newspaper clippings about her wedding. Two letters from her brother-in-law are also included.
- Creation: 1899-1900
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- Guide to the Marion Crowder Smith Travel Diary
- Finding Aid Authors: Anne T. Johnson.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English