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Call No.: Mss:698 1834-1835 A211
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Mrs. Adams diary
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Travel diary compiled by the escort of Mrs. Adams of Providence, Rhode Island, detailing travel expenses and describing a journey to Ohio in the spring of 1834.
In 1834, Mrs. Adams of Providence, Rhode Island, and her three children departed on a journey that took them through New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. An unidentified man was hired to accompany Mrs. Adams and her family on their trip. The escort, who traveled with his own wife and children as well, was given $130 to cover the Adams' travel expenses. The two families traveled via stage coach, packet boat, and canal barge, visiting New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati. The group turned east and stopped at Cleveland, Buffalo, Utica, and New York City before going home to Providence.