United States -- Description and travel -- 19th century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Charles Mayer Wetherill collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection includes 3 folders of correspondence to and from Charles M. Wetherill, including letters from residents of Lafayette, Indiana, concerning the Lafayette Union Club during the Civil War (1862-1863); his handwritten journal and receipts from his trip to Niagara Falls, Montreal, and New England (1844-1845); personal letters from Charles (Sr.) Wetherill to his brother William, a student at Mount Airy, Pennsylvania (1817-1818); and an original 34 star American flag.
Daniel W. Voorhees letters
Collection — Folder S1343
Scope and Contents The two letters in this collection were written in ink and signed by D. W. Voorhees. The oldest letter, dated June 20, 1860, was written to Colonel Richard W. Thompson in Washington, D.C. about Daniel's trip to the nation's capital. He wrote: "I start tomorrow to Charlottesville, Va. I will spend some time on the way and will reach there on Saturday the 30th, and one of the chief pleasures I anticipate is in meeting you and George Hughes according to promise. I do wish you will come. I am...
Dates: 1860, 1873
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Daniel W. Voorhees letters
Enoch Honeywell diary
Collection — Folder S0678
Scope and Contents This collection contains a 112-page typed transcription of Enoch Honeywell's diary relating his experiences traveling from New York to Ohio and Indiana from 1815 to 1820 to trade goods. He included prices of land and items available for purchase from the different areas he passed through. The diary also relates Honeywell's 70-day boat trip from Lawrenceburg, Indiana to New Orleans, Louisiana, his observations about the southern city, and his travel by ship back to New York in 1817.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Enoch Honeywell diary
Ira Williams letter
Collection — Folder S1422
Scope and Contents This collection includes an August 6, 1816 letter written by Ira Williams at Vincennes, Indiana and sent to Norman Williams of Woodstock, Vermont. In his letter, he notes that he left Chillicothe on July 7th and had no "object in view, more than a determination to see all the Western Country." He also relates his observations about the land he's seen, mentioning the Wabash and White River in Indiana and that the "best of the land is yet owned by the Indians." He speaks of people they both know...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Ira Williams letter
Jacob Garretson letter
Collection — Folder S0504
Scope and Contents This collection contains a January 17, 1852 letter written by J. Garretson of Philadelphia and sent to "Theo". His letter recounts his experiences and observations during a trip through Ohio and Indiana. He notes the depressed wheat prices in Ohio and that Indiana was in much better condition with the pork trade being the staple of the state. He shares his thoughts about his visits to Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Vincennes, and Madison, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio. He also mentions the fact that...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Jacob Garretson letter
James O'Hara Denny diary
Collection — Folder S0352
Scope and Contents This collection includes a diary from James O'Hara Denny in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois ranging in 1839 regarding travel through from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Randolph County, Illinois.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / James O'Hara Denny diary
John Karl Bain scrapbook
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents This collection includes a "Mark Twain's Scrap Book" used by J. Karl Bain to hold items he collected while serving as secretary to Senator Charles W. Fairbanks. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, letters he sent to his mother and sister, clippings of pictures and other mementos of the communities he visited while on a trip to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska with Sen. Fairbanks for the Joint High Commission (Summer, 1899). Also included are newspaper clippings regarding a debate...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / John Karl Bain scrapbook
John Prichet journals
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three hand written journals (1849-1851) of Dr. John Prichet describing his journey from Indiana to California during the Gold Rush. His journals cover his trip from Centreville, Indiana to California by steamboat on the Ohio and Missouri rivers, and overland from Independence, Missouri to California using the Truckee River route; his life in the mining camps near Yuba City and Sacramento, California; and his return trip by ship from San Francisco through Panama, to...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / John Prichet journals
Kinzer family papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
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.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Kinzer family papers
Lambert, Miller, and White family collection
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, diaries, and business papers of the Lambert, Miller, and White family ranging from 1824 to 1968. The bulk of the correspondence is between the Lamberts, Millers, and Whites (1885-1932), but also includes many letters from the Saunders family in Iowa, Kentucky, and Washington (1895-1950). The collection also contains Paschal T. Lambert's reminiscences of his early childhood in Indiana (undated); family diaries (1897-1943); Oscar G. Miller's autograph...