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Xanthus Smith travel diary

Xanthus Smith travel diary

Smith, Mary Priscilla

Item Information

Physical Details: 1 diary : handwritten ; 21 x 17 cm

Description: Smith's diary from his family's trip to Europe, through England, Wales, Scotland, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, London, and Paris.

He describes the ship's voyage and their daily activities after arrival, including sightseeing, painting and sketching and saying lessons.

Style of handwriting changes throughout journal.

Written inside back cover: European journal; Xanthus Smith; Rock Hill 1853.

Creator: Smith, Mary Priscilla

Forms part of: Mary, Xanthus, and Russell Smith family papers, 1793-1977, bulk 1826-1977

Digital ID: 14257