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Voyages and travels--Personal narratives

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Moncure Conway Letter to Ellen Conway

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00489
Scope and Contents Letter from Monc[ure] [Conway], S.S. Australia, to his wife, Ellen, while traveling  to Sydney, Australia for a lecture tour.  He writes of his love for her, events on the voyage, money matters, sights he has seen and his activities in Australia and other places and his thoughts on religion.  September 19, 1883.

Diary (Ohio and Pennsylvania)

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Identifier: SC 00705
Scope and Contents Diary, circa 1830s, of an unidentified traveler on the Ohio River in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It seems as though the creator was hired to secure accounts and money. Includes comments about the towns that they pass on the river, with the creator's observations and opinions on the towns. Also includes the names of and interactions with other people on the ships upon which he sails. There are also ledger entries at the end of the volume.

Gertrude Lovett Diaries

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Identifier: SC 01300
Scope and Contents This collection contains the diaries, 1953-1960, of Gertrude Lovett of Beverly, Massachusetts. The diaries describe trips taken by Lovett and her husband, Earle Lovett. The first diary, 1953, concerns a road trip taken by the Lovetts starting in Massachusetts and traveling to the West Coast of the United States and Canada, including stops in a number of National Parks. There is also an account of a trip to Florida in 1960.The second diary contains an account of a 1959 trip to...

Henry F. Beaumont Journal of a Voyage to North America, 1817-1818

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Identifier: 01675
Scope and Contents Beaumont's journal details his transatlantic voyage from England to the United States, with stops in New York and finally Richmond, Virginia. Accompanied by his brother William, Beaumont gives a detailed account of his journey. He describes extreme seasickness (pg. 2-3); surviving through an Atlantic Ocean hurricane (pg. 3); the abundant marine life, including whales, sharks, cod, and other large fish; information sharing with other passing ships; confusion about their ship's exact location...

Anna Lou Jose Papers, 1905-1936, 1964

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.298
Scope and Contents Papers, 1905-1936, of Anna Lou Jose on her trips through Europe. Includes details about the sea journey to Europe as well as details of her daily activities and places visited. Also includes information about the first three days of the 1936 Summer Olympics, held in Berlin. There is also ephemera that was tucked into one of Jose's diaries from her travels. Also includes an expense book from 1905 to 1906 as well as an undated address book. Finally, there is a diary of an unknown person, dated...

John Montgomery Diary

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Identifier: SC 00650
Scope and Contents Diary, 1860, of John Montgomery of Wheeling, Virginia. Diary primarily concerns Montgomery's travel on various steamboats from Wheeling to Hennepin, Illinois and includes stops in St. Louis, Missouri, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Includes information on the public reaction to John Brown, crime on steamboats, animals seen while on the river, and observations about the relationship between rivers and the economy, among many other topics.

Caskie Stinnett Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 76 St5, Acc. 2010.366, 2010.382
Scope and Contents The papers of Harry Caskie Stinnett, William and Mary class of 1932, include a variety of different materials.  Included are two literary manuscripts of Stinnett's books, "Back to Abnormal" and "Out of the Red."  Each manuscript contains handwritten edits.  Additions to the collection include a multitude of magazine manuscripts.  Many of the manuscripts detail Stinnett's adventures abroad.  Other items include a scrapbook filled of newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, book reviews,...

Youngblood Family Diary

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Identifier: SC 00721
Scope and Contents Diary, 1914, of the Youngblood family as they traveled from Red Deer Lake, Alberta, Canada, to Sandpoint, Idaho. The journey was taken in a horse drawn wagon and took from June to September of 1914. Topics include campsites, people that they met, goods purchased, and traveling through lands populated by Native Americans.