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[Journal of a trip from England to North America]

Label
[Journal of a trip from England to North America]
Title
[Journal of a trip from England to North America]
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Frances Long Holt's journal entries describe tourist spots such as New Orleans, San Francisco's Chinatown, Yosemite Valley, Niagara Falls, and New York's Central Park, as well as a number of less prominent tourist destinations including the growing cities of Denver, Colorado Springs, and the Mormon community in Salt Lake City. Daily events within her family, as well as her personal impressions, are also recorded. She discusses the manufacture of cigars in Cuba, a journey up the Mississippi on a riverboat, a Chinese opera in San Francisco's Chinatown, and a trip on horseback through Yosemite Valley. Then, traveling east, she observes Niagara Falls and tours New York City's Central Park, happening upon Fredrick Law Olmstead in the park that he designed. Other notable experiences include a brief visit with Brigham Young during a stopover in Salt Lake City, a trip to the mills in Lowell, Massachusetts (which gives her the opportunity to compare working conditions in America with those in England), and a short stay in Quebec. The journal ends upon the family's return to Liverpool. Throughout the journal, she offers the perspective of a wealthy woman from Victorian England
Biographical or historical data
Little is known about Frances (Long) Holt other than that she was the second wife of Alfred Holt (1829-1911), an entrepreneur and engineer who helped to introduce and advance steamship technology in the late nineteenth century. The company that he founded, Ocean Steam Ship Company (later Alfred Holt & Co.), first rose to prominence by sending steam-powered ships on Asian trade routes. The Holts resided in Liverpool, England.
Cataloging source
CLU
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
[Journal of a trip from England to North America]
Link
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt2g50264k
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Bound manuscript
  • Identification of diarist from library's brief list description
  • Layout: On pre-lined notepaper; all spaces (19) filled on each page; each new day's entry is begun on a new line, with day or date, at the left margin
  • Script: Handwritten on both sides of each leaf in black ink
  • Binding: Half leather binding, decorative paper-covered boards and endpapers; exposed spine. Brown leather slipcase with gold stamping on spine
  • Ex libris C. K. Ogden, his bookplate on upper pastedown
Contents
ff. 2r-2v: list of hotels visited; ff. 3r-3v: blank; ff. 5v-7v: St. Thomas; ff. 8r-16r: Havana, Cuba; ff. 16v-23r: New Orleans; ff. 23r-25r: traveling up the Mississippi River; ff. 25r-30v: St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Colorado Springs; ff. 30v-33v: by train from Denver to California; ff. 33v-39r: San Francisco; Chinatown and Chinese Opera; geysers outside of Calistoga; ff. 39r-49r: Yosemite Valley; ff. 49v-53r: Salt Lake City; ff. 53r-56r: Chicago; ff. 56r-57v: Niagara Falls; ff. 58r-63v: New York City, Brooklyn; ff. 64r-70r: Boston, Lowell; ff. 70v-75v: Montreal, Kingston, Quebec City; ff. 76r-78r: voyage and return home; ff. 78v-88r: blank
Dimensions
16 x 10 cm. bound to 17 x 11 cm.
Extent
88 leaves
Governing access note
Open for research. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections reference desk in the Charles E. Young Research Library
Other physical details
ruled paper
System control number
  • (OCoLC)66140339
  • ucoclc66140339
Terms governing use
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Label
[Journal of a trip from England to North America]
Link
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt2g50264k
Publication
Note
  • Bound manuscript
  • Identification of diarist from library's brief list description
  • Layout: On pre-lined notepaper; all spaces (19) filled on each page; each new day's entry is begun on a new line, with day or date, at the left margin
  • Script: Handwritten on both sides of each leaf in black ink
  • Binding: Half leather binding, decorative paper-covered boards and endpapers; exposed spine. Brown leather slipcase with gold stamping on spine
  • Ex libris C. K. Ogden, his bookplate on upper pastedown
Contents
ff. 2r-2v: list of hotels visited; ff. 3r-3v: blank; ff. 5v-7v: St. Thomas; ff. 8r-16r: Havana, Cuba; ff. 16v-23r: New Orleans; ff. 23r-25r: traveling up the Mississippi River; ff. 25r-30v: St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Colorado Springs; ff. 30v-33v: by train from Denver to California; ff. 33v-39r: San Francisco; Chinatown and Chinese Opera; geysers outside of Calistoga; ff. 39r-49r: Yosemite Valley; ff. 49v-53r: Salt Lake City; ff. 53r-56r: Chicago; ff. 56r-57v: Niagara Falls; ff. 58r-63v: New York City, Brooklyn; ff. 64r-70r: Boston, Lowell; ff. 70v-75v: Montreal, Kingston, Quebec City; ff. 76r-78r: voyage and return home; ff. 78v-88r: blank
Dimensions
16 x 10 cm. bound to 17 x 11 cm.
Extent
88 leaves
Governing access note
Open for research. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections reference desk in the Charles E. Young Research Library
Other physical details
ruled paper
System control number
  • (OCoLC)66140339
  • ucoclc66140339
Terms governing use
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

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