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Journal of a lady’s travels in Georgia

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0133

Scope and Content Note

This anonymous journal documents a woman's travels through the state of Georgia in November 1851.

This journal contains seventeen pages of autograph writing chronicling a woman’s trip through the Antebellum South to Georgia. She described travel by boat from November 12-13, 1851, and provided descriptions of a storm that caused the boat to run aground several times. The author also described interactions with other passengers, including a Colonel Hardie, his wife, children, and slaves. On November 13, she arrived in Montgomery, Georgia, near Savannah. She then described her travels by stage and rails through Atlanta and other towns. She focused on the discomforts of travel, small mishaps, the quality of hotels, and conversations with people she encountered. The entries end shortly after she arrived in Savannah on November 16, leaving most of the pages blank.

The front cover of the journal and several pages are loose.


  • Creation: 1851 November 12-16


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Biographical Note

The anonymous writer of this journal is a woman who traveled with her husband to Georgia in 1851.

Biographical information derived from the collection.


1 volume (17 pages) ; 19 cm


This anonymous journal documents a woman's travels through the state of Georgia in November 1851.


Purchase, 1958.

Related Materials in This Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.

Shelving Summary

  1. Item 0133: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097


Processed by Kate Hand, September 2007. Updated by E. Evan Echols, May 2014.

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2014 May 29
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