Journal of travels, 1849-1851.


Journal of travels, 1849-1851.

Journal of travels, 1849-1851.

Travel diary kept by an unknown individual (apparently an educator from [Oxford?], New York and a Yale graduate) records a trip (1849) commencing at a fair in Syracuse (N.Y.), with mentions of glimpsing Henry Clay, Horace Greeley, and Fanny Kemble Butler, on to Canada by rail and steamship on the St. Lawrence River to Kingston, Montreal, and other cities, returning via Utica to attend a lecture on phrenology and a demonstration of hypnotism. Entries describe views, factories, churches, religious services, and clergymen encountered then as well as on 1850 trip through New York State. Entries about a Southern journey (1850-1851) describe a trip through Virginia, North Carolina, and a visit to Charleston, South Carolina. Entries concern Charleston's streets and buildings, slaves and slave life, political sentiments there for disunion, attitudes toward northerners in Charleston, and Hiram Powers' statue of John C. Calhoun. Other entries describe trips to Savannah, Macon, Perry, and other locations in Georgia, and concern slave life, the Georgia countryside and towns, lifestyles of the plantation owners, attitudes toward abolitionists, social conditions, and manners. Many entries concern the diarist's search for a teaching position. Journal ends with his acceptance of a position at the Milledgeville Male Academy (Milledgeville, Georgia). There are numerous mentions of religion and clergymen throughout the journal.

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