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Mss:698 1834-1835 A211

Adams, Mrs. Diary, 1834-1835 (inclusive): A Finding Aid

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University


Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:698 1834-1835 A211
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Mrs. Adams diary
Date(s): 1834-1835
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.


Gift of Charles H. Taylor.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information. Appointment necessary to consult collection.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Mrs. Adams Collection. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Historical Note:

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.

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