Description and travel
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S718
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photostat copy of an autographed document from Daniel Jenckes in Terre Haute, Indiana ranging from 1819/01/16 to 1819/06/10 regarding expenses of trip from Terre Haute, Indiana to Providence, Rhode Island.
Collection — Folder S1286
Scope and Contents Clarence H. Smith, New Castle, Indiana, typed this letter written on January 23, 1824 from Elisha and Fanny Hughes of Franklin County, Indiana, to Stacy Taylor, Loudoun County, Virginia, Hillsboro Post Office. The greeting is to "Father and Friends." They "had a very good journey." They got to Mahlon Smith's in seventeen days. They lived in Henry Fry's house until they bought a farm of 125 acres for $400.00 paid in full. They report the fruit trees, crops, and livestock on the farm. They list...
Collection — Folder S1244
Scope and Contents This collection comprises a 62-page, typed transcript of the diary of Enoch Richard Steen from 1865, concerning his hobbies and social activities, farm work, the end of the U.S. Civil War, and experiences in Montana around Virginia City and Helena during the gold rush era.
Collection — Folder SP148
Scope and Contents This collection contains a black-and-white photograph of the Fairbanks and Foster families and officers of the dispatch boat McCullough at the summit of White Pass in Alaska taken by H. C. Barley and Company of Skagway, Alaska. in Alaska on June 28, 1899.
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs taken by a military officer, Lieutenant Colonel Goodwin during his time overseas in World War II, ranging from August 1943 until July 1945. Some of the photographs resemble sightseeing snapshots, including pictures of London and Paris. However, most of the images give a good view of what World War II did to England and the European continent. There are some before and after bombing photos of England. Also included are pictures of some of the men that Goodwin...
Collection — Folder S1241
Scope and Contents This collection comprises 63 typed pages of the diary of Henry W. Starr, written in 1850, which details Starr's experiences travelling across country to join the Calilfornia Gold Rush. His entries include his observations of animals, terrain, camps, weather, food, and people.
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Jerome C. Burnett's account, written in 1872, of a trip to Denver Colorado and the Rocky Mountains, which he titled, "Six months in the saddle and camp, or roughing it in the Rockies in 1870.
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...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains several items of Joseph and Kate Francis from the time they lived in Japan in the 1890s, including a letter, an unused postcard, a newspaper and several telegrams written in Japanese. A few of the items are dated, including a February 10, 1894 postcard written in English by Kate Francis and sent to Mrs. C. M. Stevens of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; a housing contract for the summer of 1896 written in Japanese; and several tickets for a charity bazaar that was held in April...