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Travel Narratives and Journals

MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Griffith, Hiram H.
Dates:
1847-1848
Abstract:  

This voyage was from Norfolk to Grenada, Guadeloupe, Mobile, and Philadelphia.
Call #:  
Mss.551.5.G873
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Lyon, John,d. 1814.
Dates:
1799-1814
Abstract:  

This journal pertains to his travels in the eastern part of the United States.
Call #:  
Mss.580.L99
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Rosseter, John
Dates:
1804-1805
Abstract:  

This volume is from the voyage of the China Packet from Philadelphia to Canton, China, and return. The concluding statement reads: "One hundred & thirty days from Maccoa out of which time we had 30 Calm days, the longest passage I Ever had from China. With this Journal I have done and glad Am I."
Call #:  
Mss.656.R73
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
1819
Abstract:  

This manuscript is by an unknown author who was coming to America to live. It records his voyage from Liverpool, England, to Philadelphia.
Call #:  
Mss.910.J82
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823
Dates:
1785
Abstract:  

1785 diary containing notes written by William Temple Franklin. Written in the 1785 edition of Almanach des Rendez-Vous, printed in Paris.
Call #:  
Mss.B.F86d
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Wister, Charles Jones,1822-191
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

The memoir was written by Charles Jones Wistar, the son of Charles J. Wistar. He was an artist and a writer, who was interested in the affairs of Germantown, and active as President of the Site and Relic Society and President of the Germantown Academy until his death in 1910.
Call #:  
Mss.B.W765
Extent:
2 Volumes



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Creator:
Michaux, André, 1746-1802
Dates:
1787-1796
Abstract:  

These journeys of botanical exploration include information regarding plants, and his remarks on the condition of remote settlements he visited. The journals cover the territory from Hudson's Bay to the Indian River in Florida, and from the Bahama Islands to the banks of the Mississippi.
Call #:  
Mss.580.M58
Extent:
9 Volumes



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Creator:
Welch, George,fl. 1671.
Dates:
1671
Abstract:  

This journal describes Welch's journey from his home in England to the coast, the long wait for the wind, the voyage, preparations against possible attack by pirates, visits to Barbados, Nevis, and other islands, and his arrival at Port Royal in Hispaniola.
Call #:  
Mss.917.29.W46j
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Hutchinson, James, 1752-1793
Dates:
February 26-March 16
Abstract:  

This incomplete, partially mutilated item forms the conclusion of James Hutchinson's diary, recording a mid-winter Atlantic crossing from Europe to America.
Call #:  
Mss.B.H97d.1
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796
Dates:
1784-1805
Abstract:  

The first volume contains notes of expenses and of observations while surveying the western boundary of Pennsylvania (1785). Mentions APS under date of Feb. 20, 1784. The second volume contains observations that were continued after Rittenhouse's death to Sept. 30, 1805.
Call #:  
Mss.B.R51d
Extent:
2 Volumes



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Creator:
Parnell, Richard,1810-1882.
Dates:
1839-1840
Abstract:  

In 1839-1840, the ichthyologist Richard Parnell left London for a collecting expedition to Jamaica and a tour of museum collections in the United States. An authority on both fishes and grasses, Parnell published two noted works as a young man, his Prize Essay on the Natural and Economical History of the Fishes Marine, Fluviatile, and Lacustrine, of the River District of the Firth of Forth (Edinburgh: Neill and Co., 1838) and The Grasses of Britain, 2 vols. (Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1842-1845). He appears, however, to have abandoned publication in 1845, although he continued collecting for many years. The notebook kept by Richard Parnell during his voyage to the West Indies and United States in 1839-1840 contains little narrative, but dozens of pencil and watercolor sketches of the marine life that absorbed his interest, primarily fishes. Most sketches are accompanied by brief notes on the anatomy of the fish, sometimes with close-ups of fin structures, air bladders, or the digestive tract and stomach. Although collecting localities are seldom recorded, the majority of specimens seem to have been collected in Jamaica, with at least a few observed in vitro at the New York Museum.
Call #:  
Mss.597.P24n
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
1785-1806
Abstract:  

Related to the Dupaix expeditions of 1806, four loose notebooks with 23 ink and pencil sketches of Mexican ruins and hieroglyphics. Fragmented text, in Spanish, with images of construction and decoration on stonework, pottery and buildings of various native ruins of the Yucatan. The APS manuscript sketch file has an inventory list of the images.
Call #:  
Mss.913.72.N84
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Clark, William, 1770-1838
Dates:
August 25, 1808 - September 22, 1808
Abstract:  

William Clark kept this diary on an expedition to make a treaty with the Osage Indians in the Missouri Territory. A sketch drawn under the September 16 entry is apparently a draft of Clark's Fort Osage map, while the first page of notes presents color scheme used on another draft. See Kate L. Gregg, Westward with Dragoons (1937: 48) for the map in printed version.
Call #:  
Mss.917.3.L58c
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809
Dates:
August 30 - December 12, 1803; 1810
Abstract:  

This item is Lewis' narrative journal of the river trip from Pittsburgh to the winter camp of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, together with meteorological observations. There are also entries by William Clark. Of the 126 leaves in this journal, 31 contain questions by Nicholas Biddle, with William Clark's replies, dated 1810. Includes parts II and III of Nicholas Biddle, "Notes on Indians...", and list of measurements of bones and other natural history specimens, in Lewis' hand. Also contains some sketches and two small maps.
Call #:  
Mss.917.3.L58p
Extent:
1 Volumes



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