Mrs. Thomas H. Bates Travel Diary
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Travel diary of Mrs. Thomas H. Bates of Ohio to the British Isles via the Queen Mary in an undetermined year, but post-1945. On June 8, she and her husband took the Akronite from Akron, Ohio to New York City. On June 9, they boarded the Queen Mary and traveled to England. They docked at Southampton and took the train to Hereford to a nephew's house. The couple visits her sister in Staffordshire and another sister in Wales and also visit other areas to look for her husband's family. The diary abruptly ends on August 5. The writer gives details of life on the ship, including one episode of trying to get food items past customs when they landed in England, plus details of her family and places she and her husband visited.
- Creation: circa 1946-1955
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- Guide to the Mrs. Thomas H. Bates Travel Diary
- Finding Aid Authors: Susan Riggs and Anne Johnson.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English