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Title Henry Pickering Walcott Travel Diary
Author/Creator Walcott, Henry Pickering (1838-1932)
Date 1860
Document type Travel Journal
Description Diary kept by Boston physician Henry Pickering Walcott in 1860 describing a sightseeing trip from Salem, Massachusetts to New York City and up the Hudson River to Canada with stops at small towns along the river. Includes observations of towns, buildings, cultural institutions and daily activities.
Theme(s) Historical, Cultural or Religious Tourism  Road, Rail and Air Travel  Package Tours, Cruises and Organised Travel  
Regions North America  United States of America  
Country/State New York  Massachusetts  Canada  
Ships Great Eastern; Armenia
Keywords rail, first class, boat, family, business, immigration, carriage ride, hotel, prices, sightseeing, shipping, walking, Central Park, development, ferry, architecture, church, weather, shopping, West Point, steamboat, music, river, religion, Niagara Falls, food, entertainment, ice house, rapids, waterfall, bathing, transport, museum, caves, Brock's Monument, train, convent, children, cathedral, steamboat, language, excursion, reading, mountains, women, Plains of Abraham, the American War of Independence, military
Collection Henry Pickering Walcott Diaries, 1860-1862
Reference Ms. N-1711
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Language English
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