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Oscar F. Alston Letter

Identifier: SC 00168
Scope and Contents

Letter from Oscar F. Alston, Cleveland, Ohio, to his wife about his trip to Cleveland, partly by boat.  He took his children with him and tells his wife how much they miss her.  1865. Per a researcher, Mr. Alston was part of a major migration of free people of color to Ohio from North Carolina.

William Brayshaw Photograph Album

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1987.55
Scope and Contents

Photograph scrapbook by William Brayshaw.  Photographs include family photographs from locations all over the world.  Many photographs include chapels and churches, American Mission Schools and early photographs of the College of William and Mary and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Edith M. Clayes Travel Diary

Identifier: SC 00878
Scope and Contents Travel diary of Edith M. Clayes of a voyage from California to Washington, D.C. Clayes visited, among other places, the Panama Canal; Havana, Cuba; Key West, St. Augustine and Miami, Florida; Richmond, Virginia; and the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland areas. She writes about her personal experiences as well as the history of the places visited. The cover of the diary is made of wood board with a leather spine. The cover is attached with hob nails, is gilded in places and...

Diary (Eastern United States)

Identifier: SC 00736
Scope and Contents Diary, 1915, titled "Seeing America First." In this diary, an unidentified couple of Worcester, Massachusetts, describes travels which includes stops in New York City; Pennsylvania; Delaware; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Luray, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama; Mobile, Alabama; and New Orleans, Louisiana. Descriptions are very detailed and list not only sights visited, but comment at length on the social life and customs...

Sallie and Stephen Fisher Travel Diaries

Identifier: SC 00784
Scope and Contents

The following description was provided by the seller:

"These two manuscript travel diaries present detailed information about Amish communities throughout the United States in the 1940s and 1950. The diaries were written by a middle-age Amish couple from Honey Brook and Ronks, Pennsylvania: Stephen King Fisher and Sallie L. Fisher.

George Zimmerman Travel Account

Identifier: Mss. MsV Tr1
Scope and Contents

Travel account, 1744, of George Zimmerman's trip from Switzerland to America. The majority of the volume consists of medicinal remedies kept by Zimmerman. There are loose pages and a fragment of an indentured contract, 1760. Written in German.

Robert Greenhow Travel Account

Identifier: Mss. MsV Tr5 Oversize
Scope and Contents

Account, 1837, by Robert Greenhow, Jr., of a journey from Washington, D.C. to Mexico City, Mexico.

J. G. Happersith Army Letter

Identifier: SC 00142
Scope and Contents One letter to Dr. E.D. Hurth.  Happersith addresses the recipient with "my boy".  In it, he describes the travels to get to Fort Garland in the Colorado Territories; the long train ride referring to the train itself as an "Iron Horse", the plentiful wildlife, lack of trees along the prairies, and the change in scenery as they made their way to the Rocky Mountains.  Happersith also describes nuisances met along the way such as bed bugs and sweltering heat.  He also describes the Native...

Marion Crowder Smith Travel Diary

Identifier: SC 00892
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...

Helen Liszka Marx Diaries

Identifier: SC 01184
Scope and Contents

The diaries of Helen Liszka Marx are two notepads, one with personal information such as poems and addresses, and the other a diary of her travels from Chicago to Ohio, Vermont, Oklahoma, and Missouri from June 1935 to August 1936.

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