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Diary [1835] May 18-[1835] June 11.

Author: Louis Antoine Godey
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Manuscript of Louis A. Godey's journal recounting his 509 mile trip starting from Philadelphia through the state of Pennsylvania including comments and descriptions of the towns of Norristown, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Nazareth, Delaware Water Gap, Mauch Chunk, Pottsville, Tamaqua, Northumberland, Liverpool, Sunbury, Harrisburg, Carlisle, Shippensburg, Chambersburg, Gettysburg, Columbia, Marietta,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: Louis Antoine Godey; Louis Antoine Godey
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Antoine Godey
OCLC Number: 80095952
Notes: Although the year 1835 does not actually appear in Godey's writing, upon an examination of a calendar for that time, it was determined to be 1835, 5 years after Godey had begun publishing Godey's Lady's Book in 1830.
Item acquired by the Athenaeum as part of a collection containing books, manuscript material and realia relating to Louis Antoine Godey, his family and the Godey's lady's book; library also has entire run of the Godey family's set of Godey's lady's book.
In soft bound brown morocco covers with folding flap; housed in protective box.
Written primarily in pencil, with a few notes in ink; some pages removed entirely.
Includes typescript description of journal contents and provenance information as determined by Robert Dechert, collector and Godey family in-law.
Description: 1 v. (71 leaves) ; 16 cm.

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Manuscript of Louis A. Godey's journal recounting his 509 mile trip starting from Philadelphia through the state of Pennsylvania including comments and descriptions of the towns of Norristown, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Nazareth, Delaware Water Gap, Mauch Chunk, Pottsville, Tamaqua, Northumberland, Liverpool, Sunbury, Harrisburg, Carlisle, Shippensburg, Chambersburg, Gettysburg, Columbia, Marietta, Lancaster and Downington; also includes a summary of the trip with dates and mileage, some pages of miscellaneous reminder notes and some financial accounts perhaps relating to "Godey's Lady's Book"; Godey's journey began Monday May 18 [1835] and ended on Thursday June 11 with his return to Philadelphia; he was accompanied by a companion named George (relationship unclear from text).

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