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Diary of a tour in Europe, 1834 Jul-Aug

Diary of a tour in Europe, 1834 Jul-Aug

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Date: 1834 July-August
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Binding: original quarter-roan marbled boards.
Purchased from Patrick King Rare Books on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Fund, 2005.
Abstract:
Holograph diary, apparently incomplete, of a Continental tour from London through France, Belgium and Germany, ending near Zurich. The author, probably a young woman traveling with her family, lists sights seen, miles traveled, and towns passed through. The author is particularly interested in minute details of women's clothing and jewelry; encounters with peasants and beggars; "blasphemous" roadside shrines featuring the Virgin Mary and Christ crucified; natural wonders; and museum displays of natural history. The author comments at length on the family's "deeply affecting" visit to the site of Waterloo; a tour of a seltzer bottling plant in Schlagenbach; "Mamma's" trouble with customs officials in Germany; and the museum at Bonn.
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1 v. (112 p.) ; 23 x 18 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 11252577
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