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1Author:  Rosseter, JohnRequires cookie*
 Title:  Log, 1804-1805, of the China Packet     
 Dates:  1804-1805 
 Abstract:  This bound volume contains the log for the ship China Packet during its voyage from Philadelphia to China and back to Philadelphia in 1804-1805. The content is primarily meteorological.

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 Call #:  Mss.656.R73 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  International Trade. | International Travel 
 Genre:  Meteorological Data | Scientific Data | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Voyages and travels. 
2Author:  Hutchinson, James, 1752-1793Requires cookie*
 Title:  James Hutchinson diary, February 26, 1777 - March 16, 1777     
 Dates:  February 26-March 16 
 Abstract:  This diary contains the journal James Hutchinson kept during his trans-Atlantic passage from England to America in 1777. The back of the journal includes an essay defending the attacks on Quakers by revolutionaries. The essay, signed "A Friend to the Liberty of Conscience," appears to have been intended for publication, although it is not clear if it ever was published.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.H97d.1 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Americans Abroad | International Travel | Religion 
 Genre:  Diaries | Manuscript Essays | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Voyages and travels. 
3Author:  Castiglioni, Luigi, 1757-1832Requires cookie*
 Title:  Luigi Castiglioni journals, 1784-1787     
 Dates:  1784-1787 
 Abstract:  This microfilm collection may be of interest to early American scholars.

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 Call #:  Mss.Film.1282 
 Extent:  1 microfilm_reel(s) 
 Genre:  Microfilm Collection 
 Subjects:  Voyages and travels. 
4Author:  Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857Requires cookie*
 Title:  Elisha Kent Kane letters     
 Dates:  1853-1857 
 Abstract:  This microfilm collection may be of interest to early American scholars.

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 Call #:  Mss.Film.1296 
 Extent:  1 microfilm_reel(s) 
 Subjects:  Voyages and travels. 
5Author:  Castiglioni, Luigi, 1757-1832Requires cookie*
 Title:  Viaggio negli Stati Uniti dell'America Settentrionale intrapreso negli anni 1785, 86, 87 da L. C., 1785-1787     
 Dates:  1785-1787 
 Abstract:  This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

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 Call #:  Mss.Film.1322 
 Extent:  1 microfilm_reel(s) 
 Genre:  Microfilm Collection 
 Subjects:  Voyages and travels. 
6Author:  Colbert, Edouard Charles Victurni, comte de Maulevrier, 1758-1820Requires cookie*
 Title:  Journal d'un voyage fait en Amerique en 1798     
 Dates:  1798 
 Abstract:  This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

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 Call #:  Mss.Film.668 
 Extent:  1 microfilm_reel(s) 
 Genre:  Microfilm Collection 
 Subjects:  Voyages and travels. 
7Author:  Griffith, Hiram H.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Thermometrical log of a trip of the brig Harriet, 1847-1848     
 Dates:  1847-1848 
 Abstract:  This meteorlogical journal was kept on a voyage in 1847-1848 that traveled from Norfolk to the Caribbean and then to Phildaelphia.

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 Call #:  Mss.551.5.G873 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Travel 
 Genre:  Meteorological Data | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Meteorology -- Observations. | Voyages and travels. 
8Author:  Billings, William, 1746-1800Requires cookie*
 Title:  Journals of the Ship Apollo, 1789-1791     
 Dates:  1789-1791 
 Abstract:  These journals (three volumes) chronicle the voyages of Apollo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1789-1791. William Billings was the captain of this Philadelphia-based ship. The destinations were Oporto and Corunna, and trade was the purpose for the voyages. Nonetheless, the ship's captain, William Billings, used the opportunity to study the Gulf Stream. He made numerous observations about the ocean temperature and weather with the apparent intention of submitting his findings to the American Philosophical Society. He paid particular attention to marking and studying the Gulf Stream. The journals were partially published in with a note in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society shortly after they were received in 1793. The originals are much longer than those published and include additional observations not published and graphs that could not be replicated.

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 Call #:  Mss.656.B49 
 Extent:  2 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Business and Skilled Trades | International Travel | Trade 
 Genre:  Meteorological Data | Scientific Data 
 Subjects:  Meteorology -- Observations. | Voyages and travels. 
9Author:  AnonymousRequires cookie*
 Title:  Journal of a voyage in the Ship Sampson, May 23, 1819 - August 23, 1819     
 Dates:  1819 
 Abstract:  The "Journal of a Voyage in the Ship Sampson" tracks the transatlantic crossing of an unknown immigrant from Liverpool to Philadelphia in 1819. The last pages describe the approach to Philadelphia in detail. The journal also touches on some of the emotions the author felt as he disembarked. The last page contains a poem written by the journal's author titled "On Leaving England for America" and a letter written to friends from "this land of liberty."

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 Call #:  Mss.910.J82 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Philadelphia History | Travel 
 Genre:  Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Emigration and immigration. | Voyages and travels. 
10Author:  Welch, George,fl. 1671.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Journal, 1671, of a voyage to the West Indies     
 Dates:  1671 
 Abstract:  This bound manuscript contains the journal of George Welch while he traveled to the Caribbean. The manuscript is formatted to appear like a printed work, with a title page and preface written to his family members. After the opening, Welch describes his passage to the West Indies, with details on the voyage, pirates, and life on the islands. A devout Quaker, a lot of Welch's writing is infused with religiosity. Interestingly, this journal was in the library of Benjamin Franklin.

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 Call #:  Mss.917.29.W46j 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  International Travel | Religion 
 Genre:  Manuscript Essays | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Pirates. | Voyages and travels. 
11Author:  Crawford, John Lindsay,Earl ofRequires cookie*
 Title:  Journal of a voyage from the Thames to Russia and of campaigning with the Russian army, 1738-1739     
 Dates:  1738-1739 
 Abstract:  This is one of four large volumes that were part of Benjamin Franklin's personal library. The four volumes comprise a series of John Lindsay Crawford's travels with the Russian Army from 1737-1739. The volumes have large maps of Europe.

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 Call #:  Mss.947.L64 
 Extent:  2 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Beyond Early America | Military History 
 Genre:  Manuscript Essays | Military Records | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Military maneuvers. | Voyages and travels. 
12Author:  Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857Requires cookie*
 Title:  Elisha Kent Kane journal, 1853-1855     
 Dates:  1853-1855 
 Abstract:  This microfilm collection may be of interest to early American scholars.

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 Call #:  Mss.Film.1244 
 Extent:  1 microfilm_reel(s) 
 Genre:  Microfilm Collection 
 Subjects:  Arctic Regions -- Discovery and exploration | Voyages and travels. 
13Author:  Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882Requires cookie*
 Title:  Charles Darwin notebooks written during the voyage of the Beagle, 1831-1836     
 Dates:  1831-1836 
 Abstract:  This microfilm collection may be of interest to early American scholars.

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 Call #:  Mss.Film.496.13 
 Extent:  1 microfilm_reel(s) 
 Genre:  Microfilm Collection 
 Subjects:  Natural history. | Voyages and travels. 
14Author:  Boykin, JohnRequires cookie*
 Title:  Journal of the travels of Colonel John Boykin and Francis P. Lee from Morristown, New Jersey to Camden, South Carolina, August 15, 1833 - September, 1833     
 Dates:  1833 
 Abstract:  This journal is a short but interesting account of travel in antebellum America. The author of the journal is Francis P. Lee. Lee appears to be a young adult or teenager at the time. The journal begins on August 15, 1833 in Morristown and ends in Camden, S.C. on September 5. The journal details this trip. The journal writer, Francis P. Lee, is traveling with his father and others. The group, which appears to have been composed of members of the same family, traveled on a mix of overland coaches and steamboats. There are many observations on the social and cultural life of areas they passed through as well as details on what travel was like in the 1830s. The daily entries are very detailed and recount both the personal dynamics between the travelers and observations about the towns and people they meet along the way.

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 Call #:  Mss.917.3.B69 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Travel 
 Genre:  Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Morristown (N.J.) - Description and travel | Travel. | Voyages and travels. 
15Author:  Parras, Pedro José,d. 1788?Requires cookie*
 Title:  Diario y derrotero de los viages que ha hecho desde que salió de la Ciudad de Zaragosa en Aragón para la América, 1748-1759     
 Dates:  1748-1759 
 Abstract:  This manuscript collection falls outside the geographic scope of the Early American guide (British North America and the United States before 1840). It may be of interest to scholars interested in global history, international relations, imperialism, or the U.S. in the world.

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 Call #:  Mss.918.P24 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Beyond Early America 
 Subjects:  Indians of South America | Missions -- Paraguay. | Voyages and travels. 
16Author:  Bancker, James A.Requires cookie*
 Title:  James A. Bancker papers, 1842-1849     
 Dates:  1842-1849 
 Abstract:  This collection of letters (40+) consists primarily of James Bancker writing to his family from Asia in the 1840s. The collection offers a vivid depiction of an American's life abroad in the nineteenth century. The letters convey quotidian information, such as the type of food he is eating, to more remarkable events, such as witnessing a comet. Bancker also witnessed a number of significant political events while in China, including the acquisition of Hong Kong by Great Britain and resistance to this takeover from the Hong Kong residents (1842-1843). These events, the rioting in particular, are recounted in his often long and detailed correspondence to his Philadelphia-based family. Bancker spent much of his time in Canton, but he also described visits to the Philippines and voyage to and from China. Combined, the collection provides a lens in the experiences of a wealthy American traveling abroad in the midst of the nineteenth century.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.B22 
 Extent:  0.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Americans Abroad | Beyond Early America | Business and Skilled Trades | International Trade. | International Travel | Marriage and Family Life | Trade | Travel 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | Family Correspondence | General Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Americans -- China -- Social life and customs. | British -- China -- Social life and customs -- 1644-1912. | Voyages and travels. 
17Author:  Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885Requires cookie*
 Title:  Titian Ramsay Peale journal, 1819     
 Dates:  1819 
 Abstract:  This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

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 Call #:  Mss.Film.694 
 Extent:  1 microfilm_reel(s) 
 Genre:  Microfilm Collection 
 Subjects:  Discoveries in geography. | Natural history. | Voyages and travels. 
18Author:  Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859Requires cookie*
 Title:  Thomas Nuttall diary, 1810     
 Dates:  1810 
 Abstract:  Thomas Nuttall's travel narrative tracks his journey from Philadelphia to Detroit during the spring and summer of 1810. Nuttall makes a range of observations, including discussions of the weather, plant life, rivers, and the various people he meets, including Native peoples. The last portion of the narrative, which takes place around Detroit, discusses Indians a fair amount – their history in the area, the various groups he met (Chippewa in particular), and their customs.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.N96 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Exploration. | Native America | Natural history | Travel 
 Genre:  Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Botany -- North America. | Goiter. | Indians of North America | Voyages and travels. | Zoology -- North America. 
19Author:  Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820Requires cookie*
 Title:  Sir Joseph Banks papers, 1766-1820 (bulk)     
 Dates:  1766-1820 
 Abstract:  This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

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 Call #:  Mss.H.S.Film.3 
 Extent:  50 microfilm_reel(s) 
 Genre:  Microfilm Collection 
 Subjects:  Botany. | Horticulture. | Marine biology | Voyages and travels. 
20Author:  Fougeroux de Bondaroy, AugusteRequires cookie*
 Title:  Auguste-Denis Fougeroux de Bondaroy Collection     
 Dates:  1755-1789 
 Abstract:  This manuscript collection falls outside the geographic scope of the Early American guide (British North America and the United States before 1840). It may be of interest to scholars interested in global history, international relations, imperialism, or the U.S. in the world.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.F8245 
 Extent:  14 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Beyond Early America 
 Subjects:  Fruit trees. | Library catalogs -- 18th century. | Musical instruments, Ancient -- Italy. | Natural history. | Voyages and travels. | Wire industry -- 18th century. 
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