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Overview and metadata sections
This collection is comprised of three volumes of the travel journals of Margaret Jenkins. The first volume describes Jenkins's voyage from New York to San Francisco, and her voyage home from San Francisco to New York via Liverpool. The remaining two volumes describe Margaret Jenkins's trip to the Himalayan Mountains in 1911 and 1912, to visit her cousin, who was a missionary there.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Kara Flynn
- Finding Aid Date
- October, 2015
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
In this volume, Jenkins describes her voyage from New York City to San Francisco, her time in and around San Francisco, and her voyage back to New York via Liverpool. Entries while at sea describe her experiences on board, handling necessities like laundry and cooking meals on board, the weather, and her interactions with other passengers. After her arrival in San Francisco, entries describe Jenkin's touring the city and surrounding towns and cities such as oakland and Berkley, and her travel to Santa Barbara. Later entries in the volume describe Jenkins' return voyage to New York City, and her one stop to change ships in Liverpool.
This volume describes the first half of Jenkin's trip with her relative to visit her cousin Samuel Stokes Jr., who was serving as a missionary in the Himalayan Mountains of India. Entries describe the voyage from New York City to Bombay, and the stops in Madeira, Gibraltar, and Algiers, Algeria and Port Said, Egypt. Upon Jenkins' arrival in Bombay, her entries describe her travel to Kotgarh through the Himalayan region, where Samuel Stokes Jr.'s missionary school was located. During her time in Kotgarh, Jenkins describes events at the mission school, her interactions with the members of the community there, particularly with the children. A large portion of her time in Kotgarh is dedicated to visiting Samuel's Indian fiance, a recent Christian convert of the mission who is referred to as Agnes, and many of her entries describe her visits to Agnes.
This volume describes the second half of Jenkins' visit to India and her return trip home. These entries record Jenkins' travel from Kotgarh to Shimla, Delhi, and the Taj Mahal, before making her return voyage to New York City via a stop in Paris.