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Title A Journey to Pittsburgh and Niagara by Frances Elizabeth Gray
Author/Creator Gray, Frances Elizabeth (1811-1894)
Date 12 May-29 Jun 1836
Document type Travel Journal
Description The 1836 diary of Frances Elizabeth Gray of Roxbury, Massachusetts, describing a trip via steamer to Philadelphia, then overland west and north to Niagara Falls. Gray raised her 12 younger brothers and sisters after their mother’s death in 1830 and while her father lived and worked in New York.
Theme(s) Women and Tourism  Historical, Cultural or Religious Tourism  Urban Tours and City Breaks  
Regions United States of America  
Country/State Pennsylvania  New York  Massachusetts  
Ships Boston
Keywords Niagara Falls, steamboat, rail, phrenology, weather, sightseeing, flowers, children, food, church, architecture, history, finance, health, music, accommodation, mountains, American Indian, accident, language, hotel, American Bible Society, university
Collection Frances Elizabeth Gray Diaries, 1830-1868
Reference Ms. N-1318
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Language English
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