Artifacts & Documents: Manuscripts

Travel Diary 1850, Edward Hitchcock

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Edward and Orra White Hitchcock both kept diaries of their vacation to Europe in 1850. On this page from Edward's diary, he notes how many days and hours it took to reach their destination, the weather—"fog—fog—fog", and wildlife seen along the way. Typical of Edward's letters and personal notes, in the midst of his observations is a short list of his ailments.  For more entries from his diary go to the story A Geological Pilgrimage.

Edward Hitchcock
Courtesy of:
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library