The full content of this document is only available to subscribing institutions. More information can be found via

Title Travel Diary of Helen Atkins
Author/Creator Atkins, Helen (1857-1888)
Date 16 Apr-14 May 1877
Document type Travel Journal
Description Journal kept by Helen Atkins of Belmont, Massachusetts, 16 April-14 May 1877 describing a trip through the South with her father, her sister Grace and friend Carrie Slack, including stops in Little Rock, Hot Springs, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, and Atlanta. Entries note travel conditions, social engagements, and sightseeing excursions, particularly to gardens.
Theme(s) Historical, Cultural or Religious Tourism  Women and Tourism  Accommodation, Hospitality and Entertainment  
Regions United States of America  North America  
Country/State Arkansas  Texas  Louisiana  Alabama  Georgia  Canada  
Keywords rail, women, city, Harvard University, luggage, family, children, fashion, carriage drive, boat, river, weather, accommodation, flowers, hotel, hospitality, entertainment, church, American Indian, ferry, hiking, mountains, mail service, restaurant, immigration, agriculture, poverty, forest, history, the Alamo, beach, sailing, parade, plantations, culture, celebration, theatre
Collection Helen Atkins Journals, 1872-1877
Reference Ms. N-297 Box VI.1
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Language English
Additional information Please note: Some pages have been torn out of the middle of the book.
Copyright Copyright of this material is retained by the content creators. Massachusetts Historical Society does not claim to hold any copyrights to these materials