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Southern States -- Description and travel

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Anonymous Travel Diary from Boston to New Orleans

Identifier: MSS-4281
Overview Travel diary recording events of an unnamed Northern man's 1842-1843 journey from Boston to New Orleans, with descriptions of many aspects of Southern life and culture, including slavery, society, and food.
Dates: 1842 - 1843

Carl Schurz Letters

Identifier: MSS-1233
Abstract This collection contains three letters composed while Schurz was traveling in the South during the summer of 1865, at least one of which was written from Alabama. It also contains a letter of introduction from Major General James H. Wilson.
Dates: 1865

James Somerville Papers

Identifier: MSS-1307
Abstract Letters to his wife, Ellen G. Sommerville, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia while Somerville was on two trips to Alabama and Mississippi, looking for a place to settle. The Somervilles eventually chose Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The letters contain comments on traveling companions, places seen, business conditions, and etc.
Dates: 1835 - 1837

Levi Lundy Letters

Identifier: MSS-4345
Content Description 24 letters from Levi Lundy to his brother, Joel Lundy, from September 29, 1832 to February 10, 1834. The letters document Levi’s travels to find a healthier environment and the worsening of his tuberculosis. Lundy ‘s letters were sent from Savannah and Macon, Georgia, Tuscaloosa and Mobile, Alabama, Nassau and Bimini, Bahamas, Norfolk, Virginia, Gibraltar, and Malta. There is also a letter to Joel Lundy to inform him of his brother’s death in Gibraltar on March 10, 1834.
Dates: 1832-09-29 - 1834-02-10; 1834-03

Mary Yost Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-011
Scope and Contents This collection is of one photographic album of 70 pages with 270 black and white photographs assembled by Mary Yost of a group of friends and spouses who were motorcycle enthusiasts and their travels through the American southeast. Captured are images of an unofficial motorcycle club and their trips, travels, daily life in Virginia and surrounding states, and images of military men at American bases during World War II. Photographs measure between 2¾”x 2½” and 3½” x 5” and most are captioned.
Dates: 1940 - 1942