United States--Description and travel
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Account, 1837, by Robert Greenhow, Jr., of a journey from Washington, D.C. to Mexico City, Mexico.
The collection contains Volumes I and II of "Jonathan and His Continent" by Leon Paul Blouet "Max O'Rell" as well as Blouet family genealogical records, and letters from Leon Paul Blouet.
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.
Memorandum book, 1858-1859, of Milton Harmon, Montgomery County, Virginia, containing a diary and account of expenses for a trip to the Mid-West.
Two letters from Robert Ould to Nathaniel Beverly Tucker.
The 1868 letter, written from Richmond, Virginia, is four pages and refers to the punishment being meted out to Southern rebels, especially Jefferson Davis. (Ould was the Confederate chief of the Bureau of the Exchange of Prisoners.)
The 1877 letter is two pages and concerns Ould's son who was on trial for a shooting. Ould attended the proceedings.
Papers, 1920s-1941, of Coral Patridge of New York, New York. Includes a travel diary of a trip she took by train from New York to New Mexico in the 1920s. Also includes 29 photographic prints, 9 of which feature New York City; some of the photographs also have descriptive information on the back. There is also an address book, a postcard sent from Germany, and a card with the history of the name "Patridge."
Two incomplete speeches of Anthony Reiff, President of the Musical Mutual Protective Union, New York and an incomplete diary (journal), written as if a book with chapters and page numbers, of a trip beginning in 1856 where he traveled in the United States and Europe. He talks of music venues, performers, composers and his personal experiences.
Letters, 1908-1911, of Katie Pollock Thomas and Elmer Thomas of Danville, Virginia. Primarily consists of postcards written to Katie Pollock before her marriage to Elmer Thomas and postcards written to Elmer Thomas before his marriage to Katie Pollock. Includes holiday cards and picture postcards from friends traveling to various locations across the country. Collection includes 5 leather postcards.
Very little content in postcards. Letters are fragile.
Diary, 1899, of Bert Ward, an enlisted soldier in the Spanish- American War which concerns his trip from Plattsburg, New York to San Francisco, California and the Philippines. The volume describes skirmishes and the "civilization" of the Filipino people.