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Journal, 1860 June 3-1861 July 17.

Author: Mary Shaw Bird Patton
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Describes a tour from New York to Western Europe, with daily accounts from England to Italy, and the return trip. Although the Pattons were on their wedding trip, William attended meetings, renewed old acquaintances among European clergy, and even conducted some church services. For instance, on July 6, 1860, William went to a committee meeting of an organization, the Evangelical Alliance, that he was instrumental
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: William Patton; Hiriam Powers
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Shaw Bird Patton
OCLC Number: 122598697
Notes: Bound with soft black covers; blue paper with slight staining.
Description: 1 volume (154 pages) ; 19 cm

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Describes a tour from New York to Western Europe, with daily accounts from England to Italy, and the return trip. Although the Pattons were on their wedding trip, William attended meetings, renewed old acquaintances among European clergy, and even conducted some church services. For instance, on July 6, 1860, William went to a committee meeting of an organization, the Evangelical Alliance, that he was instrumental in establishing in 1846; three days later the Pattons spent an evening at the home of Rev. Dr. Davies, the secretary of the London Tract Society; and one month later William filled the pulpit of Rev. B. Noel in London. Many of the sites the Pattons visited were religious in nature. In London, they went to St. Paul's Cathedral, West Minster Abbey, and St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. In Edinburgh, they stopped at John Knox's house. In Italy, the couple spent considerable time in churches everywhere, including attending the 234th anniversary of the dedication of St. Peters in Rome on November 11, 1860. On December 7, the Pattons were at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Rome where they saw the Pope.

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.

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