Voyages and travels
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
This a a collection of diaries of William Couch Davis, Jr., and his wife, Mary Anderson Davis, including accounts of William's jobs in France (1917-19), Cuba, Savannah, and Norfolk. They include many details about the Davis family of West Point, Virginia. One of Mary's diaries covers their first married year (1924-25) in Cuba and others cover their trips (1935-1959) out west in Canada and to Central America and Europe.
This collection contains three letters written by George Philip Harding from the Nevada Territory. They mention his travels throughout the country, the raids of the CSS Alabama, his personal feelings about the American Civil War, and the American Indian attacks on mail companies and the subsequent takeover by a new company with U.S. Troop protection, likely the Paiute War.
This collection contains records, mostly in printed pamphlet form, of the Virginia Hot Springs Company, formed in 1892 from the Southern Improvement Company, with Decatur Axtell as its president. Also included in the collection are several pamphlets about other springs, e.g. Healing, Warm, and White Sulphur: information about automobile travel in western Virginia circa 1913, and a few letters to and from Mr. Axtell.
These papers include mainly reprints of Thom's publications on geology (1917-1955) along with several letters and a travel diary (1920).