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Travelers' writings

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Collections documenting international travel through letters, journals, and photographs, mostly from the late 19th century to mid 20th century. Often papers of YWCA women, war relief workers, or missionaries.

Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:

Adelaide Wellington Houghton diary

 Collection — Box 1: [310183630042256]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00290
Overview Homemaker. Privately printed diary doumenting her life during the period her husband was in public service, first in Congress, then as U.S. ambassador to Berlin (1922-25) and to London (1925-29), and his return to Washington (1929-41).
Dates: 1925-1929

Barbara van Patten papers

 Collection — Box 1: [310183630041894]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00224
Overview Traveler. This collection consists of diaries and photo albums documenting the van Patten's year-long honeymoon through Europe, Asia, and Africa in 1932-33.
Dates: 1932-1933

Bodman family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00232
Overview Papers cover 10 generations of the Bodman family, from small town New England farmers to Midwestern bankers and grain elevator owners. They are an extremely rich source for the study of U.S. social history, providing a long-term look at an American family. The earliest material documents rural New England life. Family and business correspondence documents the daily life and business ventures in the Midwest. Materials include diaries, photographs, writings, and papers relating to the service...
Dates: 1687-1980 [ongoing]; Majority of material found within 1840-1920

Brewster family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00021
Overview Traveler, author, English teacher, Smith graduate, and librarian. Papers are primarily those of Anna Gertrude Brewster and Mary Kate Brewster. Both sisters were devoted to theatre, particularly to the Academy of Music in Northampton. They also wrote several books and plays, some of which were published. Material documents world travel, and includes scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, correspondence, and the Brewster children's family newspaper.
Dates: 1882-1967

Bulkley-Shelland family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00264
Overview The Bulkley-Shelland Family papers primarily includes material relating to Annie Dorothy Trickey, James Shelland, and Julia Ellen Bulkley. The collection contains family history, correspondence, photographs, lectures, travel diaries, and Julia Bulkley's high school scrapbook.
Dates: 1864-1961

Catharine May Edes papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00054
Overview Traveler. When Edes was in her late sixties, she traveled through Europe during wartime with her sister. Papers consist of correspondence and journals. Written during her time in Europe, mostly from England, letters include descriptions of art; landmarks; life and war in Europe; the 1849 cholera epidemic in London; Sontag and Madame Alboni performing at the Birmingham Musical Festival; the Congress of Princes in Berlin; Jenny Lind singing in Stockholm; and the marriage of Prince Carl to the...
Dates: 1822-1856; Majority of material found within 1849-1852

Charlotte Bannon papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00245
Overview Red Cross relief worker, World War I. Papers primarily consist of a typescript of letters Bannon wrote to family and friends from Paris between 1918 and 1921. Additional papers provide a small amount of information about her life before and after her Red Cross work in Paris. Materials also include photographs.
Dates: 1895-1961; Majority of material found within 1918-1921

Clara E. Laughlin papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00091
Overview Author; Travel specialist; Journalist; Editor; Radio broadcaster. Papers include personal and professional correspondence; manuscripts and some published works of the "So You're Going To..." travel series, radio talks, and biographical writings on Sarah Bernhardt, Marshal Foch and James Whitcomb Riley; clippings; reviews; and photographs.
Dates: 1903-1932

Clara Taylor papers

 Collection — Box 1: [310183630250552]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00503
Overview In 1917 Russian women within the Kerensky Provisional Government invited the YWCA to help working women, recently granted full civil rights, to prepare themselves for their new role in society. Taylor, who at the time was industrial secretary for the YWCA's regional offices in Minneapolis, and seven other women established Y associations in Petrograd and in Moscow and worked with women's groups in other cities. This collection includes a facsimile of her line diary made during this period, a...
Dates: 1917 - 1963

Dorothy Marsh papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00100
Overview Travel specialist and tour guide; and Red Cross official, World War II. The Collection includes correspondence, printed material, press articles, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Marsh's travel agency, Marsh Tours, Inc. Also correspondence and reports from Dorothy's work as a Red Cross teacher in Budapest, 1925, and as Regional Director of Red Cross Service Clubs during World War II; and material on the New York Women's Council and International Executive Service Corps.
Dates: 1911-1973

Dunham family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00246
Overview Artist, photographer, homemaker, traveler, philanthropist, bacteriologist, pathologist, and financier. The Dunham Family Papers represent four generations of the Dunham, Parker, Kellogg, and Dows families. The collection documents the medical education, research and professional activities of doctors Carroll Dunham and Edward Kellogg Dunham, Jr.; the financial activities of Edward Kellogg Dunham Jr.; the World War I medical and the volunteer work of women, including Theodora Dunham Bodman;...
Dates: 1814-1951 [ongoing]; Majority of material found within 1855-1951

Eldri Louise Dieson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00602
Overview YWCA executive and overseas official. The Eldri Dieson Papers consist of one linear foot of biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, research notes, and scrapbooks primarily related to Dieson's work for the YWCA of the U.S.A. The bulk of the papers focus on Dieson's work for the YWCA's Foreign Division in Japan and in Chile.
Dates: 1928-1986; undated

Eleanora Davis Pim papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00276
Overview YWCA Overseas Secretary. Papers consist primarily of letters to family from her time working as YWCA overseas secretary in Turkey. The letters detail Pim's work; Turkish social customs; trips in Turkey, Greece, and Western Europe; and her views on current political situations in the United States and the Middle East, including the 1963 attempted coup d'etat in Turkey. Includes photographs.
Dates: 1962-1968

Elfreda Ransome papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00663
Overview Elfreda Mabel Ransome was born in England and emigrated to the U.S. with her family circa 1910. They settled in the Chicago, Illinois area and traveled regularly to visit family members in Europe. Ransome pursued a teaching career in the Chicago area public elementary schools and served in the United States Women's Air Corps during World War II. She died in Florida sometime in the late 1960s. This collection consists primarily of photographs and correspondence between Elfreda Ransome and...
Dates: 1830-2000

Elisabeth Luce Moore papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00225
Overview Journalist; Editor; Trustee, State University of New York; YWCA official; and International relations specialist. Papers include an scrapbooks; oral history; correspondence; photographs and clippings; travel files from trips to Asia, Europe, Australia, and China; speeches and writings; and files pertaining to organizations concerned with international relations, education, and international development, among them the Young Women's Christion Association and SUNY.
Dates: 1928 - 1989

Elizabeth Dickerson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00601
Overview Physical education teacher. The Elizabeth Dickerson Papers are primarily related to her work in Russia on behalf of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Overseas Committee, 1917-19. Materials from this period include correspondence, travel papers, and memorabilia. There are also texts of speeches Dickerson gave in the 1950s-70s about her experiences in Russia. Other materials include a "Grange Booster" speech from 1955, and an autobiographical speech given on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the...
Dates: 1917-1987; Majority of material found within 1917-1919

Elizabeth Dodge Huntington Clarke papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00599
Overview YWCA volunteer, Volunteer. Papers are primarily related to her work on behalf of the YWCA in the U.S. and around the world, particularly in the Near East. Her memoir, The Joy of Service, chronicles her New York City upbringing, initiation into YWCA work, and her years in Turkey. The correspondence contains small amounts of correspondence with U.S. and World YWCA leaders such as Ruth Rouse, Emma Bailey Speer, Doris Boss, Anna Rice, Theresa Wilbur Paist, Ruth...
Dates: 1915-1981; Majority of material found within 1915-1966

Elmina Rose Lucke papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00192
Overview Professor of social work and social studies, founder and director of the Dehli School of Social Work, consultant for social work education, and YWCA official. The Elmina Lucke papers focus on her work abroad as educator, administrator, and consultant for social work. Materials include correspondence with former students and associates in Egypt, India, and Pakistan; photographs of her travels; speeches; writings, including an unpublished memoir; and a transcript and tapes of an oral history.
Dates: 1897-1987

Fannie Simon papers

 Collection — Box 1: [310183630042017]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00694
Overview Librarian; Assistant editor. The papers include Simon's unpublished manuscript, "Following Fannie in a Changing World," which focuses on the around-the-world trip she made with her college classmate, Margaret Hodges, in 1928-1929. There is also a small amount of correspondence related to the manuscript, a few photographs, newspaper clippings, and biographical material including a detailed resume. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if...
Dates: 1898-1980

Florence Ada Cross Boughton papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00457
Overview Pianist; Musician. Scrapbooks contain many photographs, memorabilia, clippings and biographical and genealogical information; correspondence, including letters written while the Boughtons lived in China from 1913 to 1915; and diaries, including Florence Ada Cross's diary from 1901, when she was 15.
Dates: 1883-1982; Majority of material found within 1900-1920

Florence B. Wight papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00511
Overview World War II nurse. Six World War II scrapbooks, including clippings, postcards, brochures, and typed letters home from England and France, where she served as a nurse, circa 1943-45.
Dates: 1941-1945

Florence Billings papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00017
Overview Near East Relief worker, Turkey; World War I Relief worker. Correspondence, journal entries, reports, travel notes, articles, thesis, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia document the work of Florence Billings and her colleague Annie T. Allen with the Near East Relief in Turkey and Greece, 1920-22; Billings' travels in and writings about, the Middle East; and a small amount on relief work in World War I France and travels in Europe. Photographs include Turkish leaders such as Mustafa Kema...
Dates: 1915-1959; Majority of material found within 1919-1928

Frances Drake papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00220
Overview YWCA overseas official. The Frances Drake Papers include a photograph album documenting her work for the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Uruguay, and elsewhere in South America. There is also a small amount of correspondence to her family from South America, and a report to the YWCA from Argentina.
Dates: 1919-1925

Frances Ticknor papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00266
Overview YWCA overseas official. The collection consists primarily of approximately 75 letters Ticknor wrote home to her family from Europe, Lebanon, and Egypt, describing her life and work overseas with the YWCA. In addition there are letters from friends; reports to the YWCA; and 39 photographs of her travels.
Dates: 1938-1990

Garnet J. Knights papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00291
Overview YWCA overseas official. Material reflects a small portion of Knights' professional life. Includes photographs (YWCA), information generated by the YWCA, tributes given at her memorial service, and reminiscences she wrote of her service in Uruguay. Much of the correspondence is in Spanish, although there are brief translations attached to some of the letters.
Dates: 1927-1986; Majority of material found within 1962-1983

Geneviève Saint-Pierre papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00137
Overview French travel writer and hunter. Papers include travel notes and photographs from Equador, Mexico, Western U.S., and Australia. Also correspondence, autobiographical note, and published writings. Most material is in French and Breton languages.
Dates: 1904-1962

Gladys Gilkey Calkins papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00598
Overview YWCA executive. The papers document Calkins' family and personal life, overseas travel, and her work on behalf of the YWCA and other religious and social service organizations. The bulk of the papers consist of diaries made during the Calkins family's 1932-33 trip to Europe, and during Calkins' later travels with Marie Berger to Africa and Asia.
Dates: 1895-1988

Gladys M. Bradley papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00257
Overview United Nations representative; Teacher. The Gladys Bradley Papers include biographical material and material related to her work for the United Nations and the Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association. It includes photos, printed material, conference material, and reports made by Bradley to United Nations meetings and groups.
Dates: 1957-1981

Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00143
Overview Author; Travel writer; Feminist; Suffragist; and Relief worker, World War I. Includes printed material, correspondence, published writings and typescripts, memorabilia, notes, photographs, and organization files. Information relating to the International Council of Women, the National Council of Women, and the Montessori Education Association of New York.
Dates: 1903-1940

Grace Nobili papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SSC-MS-00114
Overview Red Cross volunteer, World War I. Biographical material, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and a journal pertaining to Nobili's World War I service in Italy as a Red Cross volunteer and hospital worker for the YMCA. Also included are artwork; writings of her husband, Cavaliere Riccardo Nobili; photographs of John Burroughs, n.d.; and correspondence (1930s-50s). Correspondents include Bernard Berenson, Cecil Gould, Cecil Roberts, Frank Mather, and Ham Rosewell.
Dates: 1880-1953