Princeton University Library Catalog

Travel journal describing a voyage from London to Turkey and Greece: manuscript, [1880-1899]

  • Manuscript, Book
1 v. (48 leaves) : ill, origianl cloth binding ; 15.9 x 10.5 cm.
Summary note:
Consists of journal diary by an anonymous woman of a trip from London to Turkey and Greece. The journal contains three illustrations, two of them are in watercolor. It is written in two hands, one in ink, and the second (by Jack?) in pencil. The first page describes the author's departure from 5 Foulis Terrace in London, where the author meets Jack who came from Cambridge, and they both embarked on their journey. The author goes on to describe their travel to Austria, Budapest, and then to Constantinople, describing the rituals of the "Howling Dervishes", the bazaars, mosques, Turkish baths, etc., and finally their trip from Constantinople to Piraeus in Greece. The journal is incomplete, for it ends in mid sentence describing their visit to Schliemann's museum. This final entry is dated Tuesday May 23.
The provenance of the journal is attributed to a collection of material relating to the Willis family of Little Shelford, Cambridge, England.
Source acquisition:
Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. February, 2007. AM 2007-86.
  • Diaries 19th century.
  • Drawings 19th century.
  • Journals 19th century.
  • Manuscripts 19th-century.
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