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Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History  🎓

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This collection features women's travel diaries and Correspondence from The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Includes  hundreds of accounts of travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Sources cover a variety of topics including; architecture; art; the British Empire; climate; customs; exploration; family life; housing; industry; language; monuments; mountains; natural history; politics and diplomacy; race; religion; science; shopping; war.

A supplemental visual-marterials slideshow brings together images of postcards, sketches and photographs.

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Date Coverage

19th-20th centuries


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