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Travel Diary

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 12 May 2010

Biographical History

The writer of the diary is unknown.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Travel Diary consists of a 33-page handwritten document describing a trip via steamship from Philadelphia to Prince Edward Island. The journey lasted from June 18 to July 1821, and the unknown writer describes the stops along the way, including New York City, Boston, and Halifax.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Steamboats -- Atlantic Coast (U.S.)


Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
Boston (Mass.) -- Description and travel.
Halifax (N.S.) -- Description and travel.
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel.
Prince Edward Island -- Description and travel.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Travel Diary,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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