Unidentified travel diary
Scope and Contents
This manuscript copy of a diary dated May 26 through August 15, 1835 was kept by an unidentified traveller journeying by railroad, boat, and stagecoach from New York to the springs of Virginia (and the present-day West Virginia) and then on to Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky before returning to New York. The traveller made stops in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Fredericksburg. Most of the journal's accounts deal with the period when the writer was at White Sulphur Springs and the adjacent area. He records his impressions of inns and places visited, persons encountered, going to balls, calling on ladies and even a trip to Lexington, Virginia where he visits 'Mr. Clay,' presumably Henry Clay, who was at that time a Senator from Kentucky.
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