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|Named Person:||William Patton; Hiriam Powers|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mary Shaw Bird Patton
|Notes:||Bound with soft black covers; blue paper with slight staining.|
|Description:||1 volume (154 pages) ; 19 cm|
In addition to church activities, the Pattons took time to see the sights of the countries they visited: England, Scotland, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. Highlights included the Crystal Palace in London, Covent Garden market, Hampton Court, Kew Gardens, Sir John Soame's museum, and Madame Tussaud's. In Switzerland, they rode horses to an elevation of 8,150 feet to see a glacier and in Italy, they went to several art galleries. The Pattons spent a few hours with the American sculptor, Hiram Powers, who had moved from the United States to Florence in 1837. They also saw the leaning tower in Pisa and the ruins of Pompeii among other places. While in France, the Pattons saw Emperor Napolean II at the Bois de Bologne, and visited the Lourve, the Gobelian Tapestry works, Versailles, and Napoleon I's tomb.
The Pattons met or saw many well known 19th century figures. Mary offered insightful remarks on the people as well as the places visited. She also provided commentary on political events. Mary noted the election of Abraham Lincoln and wrote about the progress of Garibaldi, the Italian patriot and guerilla leader.
- Patton, William, -- 1798-1879.
- Powers, Hiriam, -- 1805-1873.
- Voyages and travels.
- Europe -- Description and travel.
- Church buildings -- Description and travel.
- Religious gatherings.
- Religious thought -- History -- 19th century.
- England -- Description and travel.
- France -- Description and travel.
- Italy -- Description and travel.
- Germany -- Description and travel.
- Scotland -- Description and travel.
- Belgium -- Description and travel.
- Switzerland -- Description and travel.