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Collection Number: 05065-z

Collection Title: Travel Journal, January-February 1847

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Abstract Part of a travel journal, January-February 1847, by an unknown traveler from New York detailing a business trip from Florida to New York. Along the way the writer described Jacksonville, Fla.; Amelia Island, Fla.; the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina; Williamston, N.C.; Elizabeth City, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; and Washington, D.C., and offered a northern view of the antebellum South. The writer discussed modes of transportation used on the trip, including sailboat, steamboat, and railroad, and weather conditions, especially when they impeded travel. While in Williamston, N.C., the writer witnessed a slave sale and wrote not only about the event, but of the institution of slavery in general. The writer also wrote about the treatment of tuberculosis in the South; the economics of cotton, listing various prices for the commodity; and about inhabitants of places such as Palatka, Fla., which was no more than a supply depot on the fringes of the interior of Florida.
Language English.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Charles Apfelbaum of Watchung, N.J., in July 2001 (Acc. 98994).
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The traveler who wrote this journal was an unknown businessperson from New York.

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Part of a travel journal, January-February 1847, by an unknown traveler from New York detailing a business trip from Florida to New York. Along the way the writer described Jacksonville, Fla.; Amelia Island, Fla.; the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina; Williamston, N.C.; Elizabeth City, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; and Washington, D.C., and offered a northern view of the antebellum South. The writer discussed modes of transportation used on the trip, including sailboat, steamboat, and railroad, and weather conditions, especially when they impeded travel. While in Williamston, N.C., the writer witnessed a slave sale and wrote not only about the event, but of the institution of slavery in general. The writer also wrote about the treatment of tuberculosis the South; the economics of cotton, listing various prices for the commodity; and about inhabitants of places such as Palatka, Fla., which was no more than a supply depot on the fringes of the interior of Florida.

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Part of a travel journal, January-February 1847, by an unknown traveler from New York detailing a business trip from Florida to New York. Along the way the writer described Jacksonville, Fla.; Amelia Island, Fla.; the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina; Williamston, N.C.; Elizabeth City, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; and Washington, D.C., and offered a northern view of the antebellum South. The writer discussed modes of transportation used on the trip, including sailboat, steamboat, and railroad, and weather conditions, especially when they impeded travel. While in Williamston, N.C., the writer witnessed a slave sale and wrote not only about the event, but of the institution of slavery in general. The writer also wrote about the treatment of tuberculosis the South; the economics of cotton, listing various prices for the commodity; and about inhabitants of places such as Palatka, Fla., which was no more than a supply depot on the fringes of the interior of Florida.

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Journal #05065-z, Series: "Travel Journal, January-February 1847." Folder 1

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