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Journal of a lady’s travels in Georgia


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The anonymous writer of this journal is a woman who traveled with her husband to Georgia in 1851.

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This anonymous journal documents a woman's travels through the state of Georgia in November 1851.

This journal contains seventeen pages of autograph writing chronicling a woman’s trip through the Antebellum South to Georgia. She described travel by boat from November 12-13, 1851, and provided descriptions of a storm that caused the boat to run aground several times. The author also described interactions with other passengers, including a Colonel Hardie, his wife, children, and slaves. On November 13, she arrived in Montgomery, Georgia, near Savannah. She then described her travels by stage and rails through Atlanta and other towns. She focused on the discomforts of travel, small mishaps, the quality of hotels, and conversations with people she encountered. The entries end shortly after she arrived in Savannah on November 16, leaving most of the pages blank.

The front cover of the journal and several pages are loose.

  1. Item 0133: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097

Purchase, 1958.

Processed by Kate Hand, September 2007. Updated by E. Evan Echols, May 2014.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2014 May 29
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Collection Inventory

Journal of a lady’s travels in Georgia, 1851 November 12-16. 1 volume.
Item 0133
Physical Description

1 volume

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