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Title Mrs John Heard's Diary, 1815
Author/Creator Heard, Mrs John (fl. 1815)
Date 10 Jul-26 Aug 1815
Document type Travel Journal
Description Diary attributed to Mrs John Heard is a record of a trip to Niagara Falls in July-August 1815. Mrs Heard commented on a settlement of Oneida Indians, the devastation of towns caused by the War of 1812, accommodation during her travel, and the waterfalls at Niagara. Also, an account of her traveling expenses.
Theme(s) Women and Tourism  The Great Outdoors  
Regions United States of America  
Country/State New York  
Keywords horse riding, hospitality, children, accommodation, religion, food, women, weather, mountains, Quakers, river, military, death, mail service, Niagara Falls, tavern, American Indian, racism, Saratoga Springs, lake, prices, gardens, carriage ride, War of 1812, rainbow, health, culture, family, alcohol, finance
Reference Ms. N-1384
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Language English
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