Travel journal

European travel journal of an unidentified Philadelphian, 1836–1837.
1 volume (0.08 linear feet).
About the collection

Journal of an unidentified young man from Philadelphia on his voyage to London, and places on the European Continent. The journal includes detailed information about where he stayed, whom he visited, what he saw and the ship he sailed on from New York to Portsmouth. He left New York on the ship President on November 30, 1836 and arrived in London on December 31, 1836. The writer records the longitude and latitude and the weather combined with personal comments. Upon arrival in Europe, he describes the sights he sees each day, especially in London, where he stays the longest, then Paris, Lyon, Avignon and Marseilles, then by sea to Genoa, Leghorn and Naples. The last entry is dated March 24, 1837.

Subjects
  • Transatlantic voyages
  • President (Ship)
  • London (England) — Description and travel
  • Italy — Description and travel
  • France — Description and travel
Types of material
  • Journals
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