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1Author:  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. 
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:  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.