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Title Rebecca Russell Lowell Gardner Travel Diaries, 1831
Author/Creator Gardner, Rebecca Russell Lowell (1779-1853)
Date 1831
Document type Travel Journal
Description Diaries kept by Rebecca Russell Lowell Gardner of Salem, Massachusetts, 26 March-22 May 1832, during a tour of Richmond, Norfolk, and Charlottesville, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania; Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton, Ohio; and Buffalo and Rochester, New York, among other cities with her son John Lowell Gardner and daughter-in-law Catherine Endicott Peabody Gardner. Diaries contain descriptions of their travels by train, steamboat, and coach; visits to Mount Vernon, Monticello, Old Point Comfort, Lake Erie, and Niagara Falls; steamboat travel on the Potomac, Dismal Swamp Canal, Ohio River, and Miami Canal; time spent with fellow travellers; social events; and the weather.
Theme(s) Women and Tourism  Package Tours, Cruises and Organised Travel  
Regions United States of America  
Country/State Maryland  Virginia  Washington  Ohio  Pennsylvania  New York  
Ships Pocahontas; Potomack
Keywords hotel, entertainment, accommodation, monument, sightseeing, hot springs, church, steamboat, health, hospitality, women, wildlife, food, African American, poverty, employment, children, architecture, prices, shopping, weather, military, flowers, sailing, marriage, lake, slavery, university, carriage drive, agriculture, Mount Vernon, clothing, art, American Indian, river, economy, Niagara Falls, waterfall
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Reference Ms. N-1274
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Language English
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