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Title Miss Jemima's Diary [Jemima Morrell], Volume 1
Author/Creator Morrell, Jemima
Date 25 Jun 1863 - 17 Jul 1863
Document type Travel Journal
Description A journal written by Miss Jemima Morrell recording her 20 day tour of the Swiss Alps which was led by Thomas Cook on his first guided expedition in Switzerland. Morrell goes on the expedition as part of a group called the Junior United Alpine Club. Volume 1 of Morrell’s account includes details of the preliminaries of the trip and the journey from London to Dieppe, and on to Geneva. This is followed by ‘Part One: The Western Alps’ where the group travels from Geneva to Chamonix and Mont Blanc, then hike up the Glacier Montanvert (Mer de Glace) before moving on to Sion, Leukerbad and the Gemmi Pass. This volume also includes the first half of ‘Part Two: The Bernese Oberland’ which sees the party proceed to Unterseen, Interlachen, climb the Grindelwald Glacier, and travel through the Brunig Pass on to Lucerne. Includes romantic descriptions of the landscape, including quotes from Wordsworth, Shakespeare and Dante, and details of hotel accommodation and transport.
Theme(s) Package Tours, Cruises and Organised Travel  Women and Tourism  
Regions Europe  
Country/State France  Switzerland  
Keywords Alps, mountains, clothing, luggage, servants, weather, food, hotel, carriage drive, steamboat, lake, hiking, Geneva, glacier, guide, excursion, baths, clothing, climbing, temperature, Chamonix, chalet, mountains, sightseeing, Thomas Cook, scenery, waterfall, women, religion, church, railway, poetry, Lucerne, sightseeing
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Library Thomas Cook Archives
Language English
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