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Captain Watson's travels in America : the sketchbooks and diary of Joshua Rowley Watson, 1772-1818

Author: Kathleen A Foster; Kenneth Finkel
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From 1816 to 1817, British Naval Captain Joshua Rowley Watson visited friends in Philadelphia and toured the northeastern United States. During that time he filled two sketchbooks and a diary with impressions of travels that took him to Washington, Boston, and the wilds of the Hudson River valley. Watson's record proves to be a charming and graceful observation of the American scene - particularly of Philadelphia,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Diaries
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
Pictorial works
Named Person: Joshua Rowley Watson; Joshua Rowley Watson; Joshua Rowley Watson; Joshua Rowley Watson; Joshua Rowley Watson; Joshua Rowlwy Watson; Joshua Rowley Watson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen A Foster; Kenneth Finkel
ISBN: 0812233840 9780812233841
OCLC Number: 36767638
Notes: "A Barra Foundation book."
Description: xii, 372 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 x 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: Discovering Captain Watson --
Chronology: The life and travels of Joshua Rowley Watson --
pt. I. Watson's world. Raised in the navy, 1772-1790 ; An officer's life during the Napoleonic Wars, 1791-1815 ; The American trip, 1816-1817 ; American family and friends ; Philadelphia ; Eaglesfield : a gentleman's villa on the Schuylkill ; Travels in the United States ; Watson's American diary --
pt. II. Selections from Watson's American sketchbooks. Introduction.
Responsibility: Kathleen A. Foster ; commentaries on the plates by Kenneth Finkel.

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An engaging overview of the young American republic. It offers a new look at old Philadelphia, fresh and informative insights for scholars in American history and culture, and a delightful collection  Read more...

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