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Journals of trips to New Jersey, New York, and New Orleans, 1866-1902.

Author: Asa I Fish; Asa Packer
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The four volumes contain holograph accounts of six vacation trips to Cape May and Long Branch, New Jersey (27 July-3 August 1867); up the Hudson River to the Catskills and Saratoga, New York, and Canada (29 July-2 August 1868, 30 July-1 August 1869, 28 July-19 August 1873, 30 July-8 August 1875); and down the Mississippi to New Orleans (7 February-10 March 1870).
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Genre/Form: Clippings
Letters
Maps
Menus
Pamphlets
Travel diaries
Named Person: Charles Le Hatt Beach; Asa I Fish
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Asa I Fish; Asa Packer
OCLC Number: 38989454
Notes: In the Rare Books Room, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. (#1997-0037R/PS-V-MS-84).
Description: 4 v.

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The four volumes contain holograph accounts of six vacation trips to Cape May and Long Branch, New Jersey (27 July-3 August 1867); up the Hudson River to the Catskills and Saratoga, New York, and Canada (29 July-2 August 1868, 30 July-1 August 1869, 28 July-19 August 1873, 30 July-8 August 1875); and down the Mississippi to New Orleans (7 February-10 March 1870).

Within each volume Fish pasted newspaper clippings about the area, reports about the trip, railroad timetables, maps with the trip routes marked in blue pencil, hotel dinner menus, pamphlets about the area, horse race programs, and handbills for plays.

Volume 1 contains his account of his 1867 vacation in Cape May, including a letter from Pennsylvania railroad executive Asa Packer. Volumes 2 and 3 contain his accounts of summer vacations to the Catskill Mountains in New York, including the obituary for Charles L. Beach, proprietor for the Catskill Mountain House. Volume 4 contains his account of a railroad trip from Philadelphia to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, via Chicago, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

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