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Title Harrison Gray Otis Travel Diary, 1806
Author/Creator Otis, Harrison Gray (1765-1848)
Date 2-21 Jul 1806
Document type Travel Journal
Description Diary of a trip from Boston to Québec, kept by Harrison Gray Otis, 2-21 July 1806. Entries describe natural scenes, social activities, and sights, including Otis’s visits to the Ursuline convent and the Ho?tel-Dieu hospital in Québec and the education and services provided by the nuns. He also gives an account of the economic development of various places, opinions on their development since the American Revolution and some small snippets of history.
Theme(s) Historical, Cultural or Religious Tourism  Women and Tourism  Children and Families  
Regions United States of America  North America  
Country/State Massachusetts  Vermont  Canada  
Keywords weather, excursion, agriculture, mountains, river, storm, accident, children, boat, family, sightseeing, food, flower, American War of Independence, history, city, development, economy, architecture, church, hiking, religion, women, health, death, hospital
Reference Ms. N-617
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Language English
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