Description: The author of this diary has written it with the air of one who doesn’t want to forget anything at all about a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, and as such it is something of a treasure for anyone interested in Victorian-era travel.
He writes of the farewell parade, the fireworks, and “great cheering from the shore” that accompanied their steamship’s departure down the Hudson.
His comments on the transatlantic voyage cover everything from the types of fruit available on the table to the ways the passengers entertained themselves to the schedule of bells struck by the quartermaster.
Upon their arrival in Europe, the reader is treated to a virtual tour of some of the most popular travel sites, even including descriptions of some of the museum exhibits at places such as the Tower of London, Warwick Castle, and the Blarney Stone.
34 loose sheets of 8” x 5” lined paper. Item #AM00213.
Condition: Some minor chips and small tears at margins of some of the pages, a few scattered spots, a previous owner has numbered the pages in the upper right corners, otherwise in good condition and highly readable.