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Series 3 | A Finding Aid to the Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers, 1887-circa 1977 | Digitized Collection

Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers, 1887-circa 1977

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Series 3: Diaries, 1901-1909
0.1 linear feet
Box 1, 3

Found are two diaries from Karl Bitter describing his travels abroad in 1901 and 1909. The 1901 diary is from Bitter's honeymoon with his wife Marie and details their travel schedule in France, Switzerland, and Italy. The diary is very specific and describes hotels, restaurants, historic sites, castles, and ruins. It includes scrapbook elements such as hand-drawn maps of bicycle routes, travel receipts, a photograph of Marie and Karl, postcards, and sketches. Visited cities and sites include Cherbourg, Valognes, Mont Saint-Michel, Vitre, the Loire Valley, Geneva, St. Monte, Lake Como, Verona, Venice, and Milan.
The 1909 diary documents Bitter's trip to Austria in the form of letters written to his wife. Bitter details his journey on the USS Deutchland and his trip from Paris to Vienna. He gives his reactions to seeing his family and other sites after living many years abroad. On June 25th, 1909, Bitter describes a lavish party.
Materials are arranged chronologically.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Diary, 1901
Oversized material housed in Box 3, Folder 1.
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5
Diary, 1909
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6
Oversized Diary Items scanned with Box 1, Folder 5., 1901
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1

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