Diary of my trip to India
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An unnamed diarist with the initials J. C. who was probably lived in Blanefield, Scotland in the nineteenth century.
A leather-bound volume comprising the diary of J. C. probably from Blanefield, Scotland. The diary records a journey to India and Myanmar with a stop in Egypt spanning five months from November 1885 to April 1886. Beginning in London J. C. recorded the voyage at sea, naming ships, traveling companions, and weather conditions. J. C. mentioned Sir B. Burnside throughout the diary. J. C. documented sightseeing at each city including temples and a cave expedition. J. C.'s journey included stops in Cairo, Egypt and Agra, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Varanasi, India. From February to April 1886 J. C. traveled to Myanmar and explored Rangoon and Mandalay. There are two small sketches in the volume. J. C. noted the cost of the trip was £240. Notes at the end of the volume recorded information on costs, wages, and other incidentals. Stamped in gold on the cover: J. C. Diary Vol. XIV 1/2.
Sold at auction at Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers (Derby, United Kingdom), January 16, 2020, lot 4046.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- March 2020
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