Travel & Geography

Bohemian San Francisco

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Clarence Edgar Edwords

While describing his dining experiences throughout "Bohemian San Francisco," Clarence Edwords paints an historic panorama of Calif…

Ten Days in the Light of Acca

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Julia M. Grundy

This work is the story of a pilgrimage made over a hundred years ago by a group of American pilgrims. They were not headed for Canterbury, R…

In the North Woods of Maine

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Elmer Erwin Thomas

Two fifteen-year-old boys---the younger of whom may have been fourteen---decide to hunt and trap away from home in the north woods of Maine.…

An English Girl's First Impressions of Burmah

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Beth Ellis

An English Girl's First Impressions of Burmah, by Beth Ellis, is a well-edited, turn-of-the-century journal documenting a young woman’s visi…

History of New Brunswick

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Peter Fisher

Originally published in 1825 under the title: Sketches of New Brunswick : containing an account of the first settlement of the province, wit…

Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii

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Mark Twain

By the time Mark Twain worked as a roving reporter for the Sacramento Union, he had held positions with other newspapers in Nevada and Calif…

Under The Sky In California

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Charles Francis Saunders

This is a 1913 travelogue by a then-well-known botanist who wrote many books about the American Southwest and California in particular. This…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 03

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National Geographic Society

National Geographic Magazine Volume 3, articles published in 1891 and 1892. South America: Annual Address by the President, Gardiner G. …

Travels in Lancashire

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Various,William Roscoe

A collection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry on travels in Lancashire, England, with occasional sorties into adjacent counties. - Summary…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 02 No. 1-2

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National Geographic Society

National Geographic Magazine Volume 2 Number 1 April 1890.: * On the Telegraphic Determinations of Longitude by the Bureau of Navigation …

Letters to a Friend, Written to Mrs. Ezra S. Carr, 1866-1879

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John Muir

When John Muir was a student in the University of Wisconsin he was a frequent caller at the house of Dr. Ezra S. Carr. The kindness shown hi…

British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car

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Thomas Dowler Murphy

In this chronicle of a summer's motoring in Britain I have not attempted a guide-book in any sense, yet the maps, together with the comments…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 04

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National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Magazine Volume 4, articles published in 1892 and 1893. The Evolution of Commerce: Annual Address by the President…

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan: First Series

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Lafcadio Hearn

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a collection of essays by Lafcadio Hearn detailing his first impressions of the country he found so fascinat…

In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World by Elizabeth Bisland

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Elizabeth Bisland

In November 1889, the New York World announced that it was sending its reporter Nellie Bly around the world, in a bid to beat Phileas Fogg's…

Mountain Adventures in the Various Countries of the World

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John Timbs

Mountains have always been fascinating as places of special adventure. This book. first published in 1869, collects true stories of real-lif…

The Sea and the Jungle

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Henry Major Tomlinson

Considered one of the greatest travel narratives, The Sea and the Jungle is H.M. Tomlinson's firsthand account of the first journey of an En…

Diversions in Sicily

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Henry Festing Jones

Samuel Butler's biographer dedicates his urbane account of the culture and entertainments of rural Sicily to the unborn son of his guide to …

The Itinerary of John Leland in or About the Years 1535-1543

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John Leland

John Leland's 'Itinerary' was the product of several journeys around England and Wales undertaken between 1538 and 1543. The manuscript is m…

Three Days On The Ohio River

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William A Alcott and William A. Alcott

This 1854 narration of a trip upon the Ohio River in a steamboat from Cincinnati to Pittsburg gives a picture of travel in a different time…

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