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Title Travel Diaries of Henrietta May Goddard Wigglesworth 1822, 1830 and 1860
Author/Creator Wigglesworth, Henrietta May Goddard (1805-1895)
Date 1822; 15 Jul-18 Aug 1830; 16 Jul-2 Sep 1860
Document type Travel Journal
Description Journals of Henrietta May Goddard, later Mrs. Edward Wigglesworth, kept during her travels to Connecticut and New York. The first journal, kept in 1822, describes a brief trip from Boston through Massachusetts to Stafford, Connecticut, noting scenery of interest and stops en route. The second journal describes two similar trips to New York State, 15 July-18 August 1830 and 16 July-2 September 1860. Entries note Goddard’s travels throughout the state via canal boat and stagecoach, including visits to Niagara Falls, West Point, and Saratoga Springs. She details various meetings with people along the way on all three trips, including a meeting with the Mohawk leader John Brant in 1830, and discusses local stories shared with her. The second diary includes imprints of flowers and leaves.
Theme(s) Women and Tourism  Accommodation, Hospitality and Entertainment  
Regions United States of America  
Country/State Massachusetts  Connecticut  New York  
Keywords agriculture, architecture, river, tavern, walking, food, carriage ride, entertainment, hospitality, postal service, culture, religion, Quaker, weather, waterfall, wildlife, lake, family, fishing, shopping, horse riding, music, fashion, health, steamboat, accommodation, history, art, harbour, sightseeing, Sleepy Hollow, ghost, lunatic asylum, West Point, mountains, alcohol, Niagara Falls, women, marriage, luggage, church, American Indian, prison, poverty, marriage, death, museum, convict, souvenir, Saratoga Springs, dancing, hot air balloon, sport, needlework, ball, Shakers, Shaker village, accident, poetry, excursion, Maid of the Mist, ice house, whirlpool, rainbow, Edward VII, rapids, parade, fishing, rail, hotel, lake, caves
Collection Wigglesworth Family Papers, 1682-1966
Reference Ms. N-114
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Language English
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