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Reverend George Bosworth Travel Diary

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 115, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01666

Scope and Contents

Travel diary for Baptist minister and missionary, George Whitefield Bosworth of Portland, Maine. Leather-bound, monogrammed diary consists of detailed accounts of travels through Europe and Africa, with trips down the Nile River and into the Sinai Desert. Also contains contemplation on religious institutions and belief systems, specifically Islam and Roman Catholicism as they pertain to Bosworth's New England Protestantism. Smaller, cover-less journal recounts "a tout through the Desert, Palestine, Syria, Turkey And up to the Danube."


  • Creation: 1861-1862

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Rev. George Whitefield Bosworth (1818-1888) was a Baptist minister at Free Street Church in Portland, Maine, where he also served as president of the Maine Baptist Missionary Society.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with funds from the Frances Randolph Howard Endowment.

Guide to Reverend George Bosworth Travel Diary
Mariaelena DiBenigno, SCRC staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository