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From Beacon Hill to the Crystal Palace : the 1851 travel diary of a working-class woman

Author: Lorenza Stevens Berbineau; Karen L Kilcup
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2002.
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This travel diary provides a unique perspective of a domestic servant in the wealthy Lowell family in Boston. Staying in luxurious hotels and caring for her young charge Eddie during her six-month  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Diaries
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Berbineau, Lorenza Stevens.
From Beacon Hill to the Crystal Palace.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2002
(OCoLC)606751694
Named Person: Lorenza Stevens Berbineau; Lowell family.; Lowell (Family); Lorenza Stevens Berbineau; Lowell family.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lorenza Stevens Berbineau; Karen L Kilcup
ISBN: 0877457948 9780877457947
OCLC Number: 48223361
Description: x, 148 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Note on the diary and the text --
Introduction. A working-class woman's view of Europe --
The diary. "We are haveing a pleasent time" (The Voyage Out) ; "A beautifull prospect" (Enjoying England) ; "Every body seems happy & independent" (To paris and beyond) ; "The bells are chimeing among the mountains" (Switzerland and Italy) ; "All the liveing is very good indeed" (Germany and Holland) ; "Every body seems happy and gay" (Belgium and the return to Paris) ; "I sat for a long time wraped up in thoughts" (The return home) --
Afterword --
Notes to the diary.
Responsibility: by Lorenza Stevens Berbineau ; edited by Karen L. Kilcup.
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