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Travel narratives

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

John Sedwick travel journal

 Collection — Folder S1162
Identifier: S1162
Scope and Contents This item is a journal of the travel of John Sedwick during 1820 when his family from Calvert County, Maryland traveled by way of Baltimore to Brownsville, down the Ohio River to New London, then by land to Monroe County, Indiana. The family traveled a distance of 1,200 miles in thirty seven days.
Dates: 1820

Kinzer family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0784
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of Jacob Kinzer's pocket diary from 1865, a journal written by Jacob or William Kinzer during a trip west in 1869, and a pocket diary from 1870. Also included are photocopies of Jacob Kinzer's draft notice, dated November 16, 1864, and a house rental agreement between Jacob Kinzer and William Ballard, dated March 15, 1865.
Dates: 1864-1970

LeRoy L. Shutes collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1185
Scope and Contents This collection contains a typewritten copy of "Diary - Eight Hundred Miles -Twenty Six Days - Covered Wagon - 1862 - Wyandott County, Ohio - Carroll County, Iowa" by Mary Alice Shutes made and copyrighted in 1967 from a copy created by Julia Curtis, Mary Alice Shutes Mallory's daughter, under the supervision of her mother. Mary Alice Shutes Mallory kept the diary, along with her stepmother, Ann, while the family traveled from Ohio to Iowa in 1862. The collection also includes copies of "Stack...
Dates: 1967-1971

Lucius Burrie Swift collection

Identifier: L155
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of Lucius B. Swift’s correspondence from the period 1885-1908 relating to his work with federal civil service reform, including correspondence relating to the work of the National Civil Service Reform League; Swift’s publication of the Civil Service Chronicle; federal appointments in Indiana and elsewhere, and the work of the U.S. Civil Service Commission; and the role of reformers in state and national elections. Also included...
Dates: 1851-1931

Mary E. Steele, "Impressions" publication

 Collection — Folder S3118
Identifier: S3118
Scope and Contents "Impressions" by Mary E. Steele is a travelogue of her experiences living in Europe with her husband, T. C. Steele, while he studied art in Munich. Per the title page, "Impressions" was a paper read by Steele before the Portfolio Club on March 16, 1893 and was then published by the Portfolio Club. Of the edition published in May, 1893 there were 250 copies and the library's copy is numbered 173. The book includes illustrations by William Forsyth, T. C. Steele, Harry Williamson, J. O. Adams, and...
Dates: 1893

Nina Pearl Gaskill Butzbach family papers

 Collection — Folder S2732
Identifier: S2732
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence and stock certificates from the Gaskill and Butzbach families in South Bend, Indiana ranging from 1852 to 1940 regarding everyday life, Monroe Baking Company, and travels.
Dates: 1852-1940

Rollinson family reminiscences

 Collection — Folder S2208
Identifier: S2208
Scope and Contents This collection includes typewritten copies of "From Indiana to Arkansas by Flatboat, 1873 by Charles Perry Rollison and Party," a reminiscence by Thaddeus W. Rollison and dated March 19, 1937, and "Flatboat Trip from Indiana to Arkansas of William A. Rollison and Party Sunday, June 1, 1873," James Davis Rollison's recollections of his trip written down in the fall of 1906. Along with some family biographical information, the two reminiscences contain descriptions of the flatboats and how they...
Dates: 1906-1937

Septer Patrick, California Gold Rush article

 Collection — Folder S2639
Identifier: S2639
Scope and Contents The collection contains 11-typed pages copied from the Wabash Courier in Terre Haute, Indiana. The reprints give the date, page, and column of the newspaper in which the items were published from 1848 through 1850. The stories pertain to Dr. Septer Patrick who, with his son Henry Clay (later called Septer Clay) Patrick), left Terre Haute for the California Gold Rush on April 7, 1849.The first page is about “The Prairie Car,” which was a train car used...
Dates: 1848-1850

Travel diary

 Collection — Folder S1525
Identifier: S1525
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a travel diary written on both sides of one sheet of paper by an unknown man from Wells County, Indiana. Dated from June 26 to July 4, 1852, the author chronicles his trip from Margaret Krewson's house in Wells County to the communities of Uniontown, Zanesville, and Roanoke and notes some of his activities following his return to the Krewson's house. His narrative mentions several people he visited, including James and Margaret Barrett, Peter Mulrine, and William...
Dates: 1852

Viola Klepinger papers

 Collection — Folder S2823
Identifier: S2823
Scope and Contents This collection includes a transcribed diary kept by Viola Klepinger. The diary ranges from July 15, 1911 to September 10, 1911 and describes an automobile trip taken from Dayton, Ohio to Los Angeles, California. She describes travels through Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California.
Dates: 1911