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Title Mary Swift Lamson Journal, 1868
Author/Creator Lamson, Mary Swift (1822-1909)
Date 8 Mar 1855 - 27 Aug 1868
Document type Travel Journal
Description Journals of Mary Swift Lamson’s voyage through the South to New Orleans, a steamboat journey on the Mississippi River, and a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky kept from 8 March-May 1855. Also, a journal describing her visit to the Great Lakes region, 26 July-27 August 1868. Lamson describes her travels by steamer through the Great Lakes with stops in various Michigan ports and Chicago. Lamson also notes visits to copper and iron ore mines in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Theme(s) Women and Tourism  The Great Outdoors  Package Tours, Cruises and Organised Travel  
Regions United States of America  North America  
Country/State New York  Georgia  South Carolina  Louisiana  Alabama  Illinois  Ohio  Michigan  Wisconsin  Canada  
Ships The California; The Savannah; The Ben Franklin; City of Cleveland
Keywords women, steamboat, family, weather, children, food, storm, race, racism, African American, slavery, architecture, flora, police, singing, dancing, health, religion, carriage drives, flowers, hotel, politics, agriculture, sailing, church, rail, prices, history, correspondence, poverty, plantations, punishment, hospitality, cemetery, market, theatre, clothing, fashion, culture, river, cave, Mammoth Cave National Park, lake, fishing, rapids, American Indian, entertainment, mountains, mining
Reference Ms. N-1549
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Language English
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