Collections tagged Travel

Leland Stanford, Jr. Papers

Leland Stanford, Jr. Papers

Correspondence, journal, notebooks, drawings, personality studies, and school work of Leland Jr., and condolences to Senator and Mrs. Stanford regarding the death of their son. The correspondence and journal relate primarily to family travels in Europe and activities at home in San Francisco and...

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Travel Perspectives

Travel Perspectives

Collection Status: Open for Transcription Transcription Difficulty Rating: Easy/Intermediate About the Collection The Travel Perspectives collection features narratives and images of tourism as experienced by North Carolinians, found within the holdings of the State Archives of...

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Paul Clifford Domke and John R. Caton Photographs from China, 1936-1939

Paul Clifford Domke and John R. Caton Photographs from China, 1936-1939

Two Carleton representatives, Paul Cliff Domke and Jack R. Caton, who participated in Carleton-in-China Program, taught at Ming I Middle School located in Fenyang, Shanxi Province, during the years of 1936 to 1939. Both Carleton alumni retreated with the students and faulty to a few 'safe'...

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George Jeffrey, Protector Diary

George Jeffrey, Protector Diary

This diary, written by George Frederik Jeffery, talks about an expedition on board the H.M.S Protector from Port Adelaide to the Boxer Rebellion in China. Commencing on 6 August 1900, Jeffery writes of his experiences on board the PROTECTOR. He explains the entire journey as they stop at...

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Robert Lees Diary 1875

Robert Lees Diary 1875

A diary written by E. Holland about his voyage to Australia with his wife. Beginning on September 11 1875, he writes of his travelling experiences which started at Oxford before travelling to Plymouth to go through the Emigrants Depot, and then heading on-board the the 'Robert Lees' to finally...

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Diary of Harry Andrewartha

Diary of Harry Andrewartha

Harry Andrewartha, writes of his personal experiences as an apprentice on board the windjammer Moshulu. He talks about his voyage from Port Victoria to England via Cape Horn and presents a daily description of his time on the Moshulu performing his duties as an apprentice, the weather (an...

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Prewett Diary

Prewett Diary

This diary consists of almost daily descriptions of passenger life on board the SS ORCADES. Travelling from February until March 1961, both Peter and Lorna Prewett write of their experiences as the boat journeys through different countries. They start off at Tilbury, where they boarded, and...

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Oriana Diary

Oriana Diary

Elizabeth Greer, traveled on board the SS ORIANA in 1965, recording her experiences her diary. Travelling alone from Southampton to Australia, Elizabeth wrote daily and concise entries of her life as a passenger on board. She included details about her roommates and the friends she had made on...

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Vernon Smith Diary

Vernon Smith Diary

Vernon Smith’s diary presents incomplete entries of daily events on a sea voyage to the north of Australia in the lugger VENTURE. Entitled ‘Port Darwin May/July 1905’, it presents the daily experiences Smith had on board the ship as well as the different places he visited during his voyage. He...

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Parma Diary

Parma Diary

This diary contains personal experiences of the author’s life on board the windjammer PARMA from March 1936 until July 1936. The author, Eric Stevens, writes his diary as a letter to his mother and includes several entries of his activities and jobs while travelling on the PARMA. He recounts the...

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Chief Gunner Logbook

Chief Gunner Logbook

The Chief Gunner’s journal provides, on one side of the diary, a rough journal by Edward Argent detailing the voyage to China of the PROTECTOR to serve with the Admiralty during the Boxer Rebellion. He writes of the events that occur during the voyage which involve travelling from Adelaide...

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William Strapps Diaries

William Strapps Diaries

William Strapps’ 1879 diary contains almost daily entries detailing his voyage to Australia from Camberwell England. Sailing on the ship GARONNE, Strapps writes of his time on board living with different people and different nationalities. He also talks of his experiences on the ship from the...

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Postboy Logbook

Postboy Logbook

This diary logs the many travels that the schooner ‘Postboy’ completed during the late 19th century. It contains travels mostly from Port Adelaide to other gulf ports in South Australia such as Port McDonnell and Port Pirie. Mostly used as a trading ship, this diary also contains a travel log of...

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JH Gill

JH Gill

These papers contain the memoirs of J.H Gill, a Lieutenant-Commander of the Royal Australian Navy. He writes of his time in the Navy, from when he joined the South Australian Naval Reserve in July 1898 until 1943 when he finally retired and became a ferry-boat master, still enjoying life on the...

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Reminiscences

Reminiscences

A collection of diaries and reminiscences from Sandy Spring community members. As you explore you'll find travel logs and ledgers, childhood memories and daily activities, some dating as early as 1823.

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Loughridge diary 1904-1905

Loughridge diary 1904-1905

The shipboard diary was written by C.W. Loughridge, the fourth officer of a cargo vessel, the "Torr Head" on its outward voyage from Ireland to Australia, via the Cape of Good Hope. It includes much observational commentary on Port Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and in particular Brisbane...

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Lucy Harris Travel Diary 1897

Lucy Harris Travel Diary 1897

This diary forms part of the extensive John and Amelia Harris Family fonds held by the Archives and Special Collections. George Harris, Lucy (his wife), and children Ronald and Milly go on extended World Tour in 1897-1898. This is the only travel diary of Lucy Harris where she chronicles their...

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Registers of Certificates of Service, Masters and Mates, Foreign Trade

Registers of Certificates of Service, Masters and Mates, Foreign Trade

Registers of Certificates of Service of masters and mates aboard foreign-going British merchant ships kept by the General Registry and Record Office of Seamen (RGSS) and its successor. These volumes register certificates which were awarded to already serving officers. They compliment other...

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Registers of Certificates of Service, Masters and Mates, Foreign Trade pt 2

Registers of Certificates of Service, Masters and Mates, Foreign Trade pt 2

This is part 2, covering BT 124/7 - 23 (Up to bt-124-23-2) Registers of Certificates of Service of masters and mates aboard foreign-going British merchant ships kept by the General Registry and Record Office of Seamen (RGSS) and its successor. These volumes register certificates which...

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World Friendship Project

World Friendship Project

Scrapbook of letters, photographs, maps, postcards and more from around the world. Created by John B. Holmes ("Uncle Johnny"), a Rotarian, and the camp director for Camp Greenville. He oversaw the World Friendship Project where Rotary Clubs from around the world sent rocks, stones or other...

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The Journal of Samuel Vaughan, June - September 1787

The Journal of Samuel Vaughan, June - September 1787

"Minutes made by S.[amuel] V.[aughan] from Stage to Stage on a Tour to Fort Pitt or Pittsbourg in company with Mr. Michl. Morgan Obriar. from thence by S.V. only -- through Virginia Maryland and Pennsylvania." Bound, small octavo, 70-72 pages, 7 full or half page water color sketches. A...

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Emily Caroline Creaghe - Diary, 22 Dec. 1882 - 5 Sept. 1883

Emily Caroline Creaghe - Diary, 22 Dec. 1882 - 5 Sept. 1883

Describes her journey from Sydney in the ship Corea with calls at Queensland ports, reaching Thursday Island 9 Jan. 1883, arrival at Flinders telegraph station 14 Jan. 1883, and the journey from Normanton to Port Darwin, sailing from Port Darwin for Sydney 22 Aug. 1883 on the steamer Feilung....

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2024 Valentine's Day Transcribe-A-Thon

2024 Valentine's Day Transcribe-A-Thon

For February’s Transcribe-a-Thon, love is in the air. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we will be transcribing letters sent between various couples from the Sandy Spring community throughout the 19th and early 20th century. The letters include members of the Bancroft, Bentley, Hallowell, Iddings,...

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2024 Travel Diaries Transcribe-A-Thon

2024 Travel Diaries Transcribe-A-Thon

To celebrate the warmer weather and the beginning of Spring and Summer travel season, for this Transcribe-A-Thon we will be transcribing travel diaries! These diaries contain the itineraries of Sandy Spring residents as they traveled to various destinations around the world, such as the American...

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London and Surrounding Area Records

London and Surrounding Area Records

Contains records created by individuals, families, and organizations created in or related to London and the surrounding area.

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Mauritius BM Project

Mauritius BM Project

The Bois Marchand Cemetery was established in 1867, due to the malaria epidemic. The land was donated by the Marchand family. The Archive consists of Burial Registers (BR) and Graves Purchased Books (GPB), in the form of bound printed forms. They were written in English and on a daily basis from...

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