Journal of a Voyage to America

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Anonymous account of a voyage from Liverpool to New York of a British visitor, possibly a businessman, in 1815. The account includes impressions of New York, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, and Washington, with notes on American political and military history. The volume also contains a transcript from the Boston Daily Advertizer, 22 June 1815, on the treatment of Blacks in America. There is a letter from George Kitson Clark to Frank Thistlethwaite, 8 December 1959, explaining the provenance of the journal.

Administrative / Biographical History

Unknown.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Professor Frank Thistlethwaite through the Friends of Cambridge University Library, 1991.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

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