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Title Journal of a Tour to the Falls of Niagara
Author/Creator Scollay, Catherine (1783-1863)
Date 14 Jun-29 Jul 1825
Document type Travel Journal
Description Travel journal attributed to Catherine Scollay, written while on a trip from Boston, Massachusetts to Niagara Falls, New York, 14 June-29 July 1825. Entries describe the voyage through Massachusetts; the landscape; stops en route; towns, taverns, and inns patronized; and sights seen. The journal was written as a narrative in three volumes, with some repetition, and seems to include a draft and a final version. Formerly attributed to Dr. Jacob Bigelow and to Margaret Scollay Bigelow.
Theme(s) Women and Tourism  The Great Outdoors  
Regions United States of America  
Country/State Massachusetts  New York  
Keywords hospitality, transport, women, accommodation, walking, river, family, tavern, carriage drive, American Indian, waterfall, education, culture, mountains, weather, hotel, Niagara Falls, lake, health, food, religion, art
Collection Catherine Scollay Travel Journal, 1825
Reference Ms. N-1841
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Language English
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