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Frances Evarts Clark Travel Diary, 1926-1927

Title
Frances Evarts Clark Travel Diary, 1926-1927
ID
Mss. Acc. 2008.101
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
More Extent Information
1 volume
Scope and Contents

Travel diary of Frances Evarts Clark of Washington, D.C. on a trip to Asia and Europe. Her first entry is from Honolulu, Hawaii in November, 1926.  The Captain of the U.S.S. Charmont, John H. Blackburn, signed her diary along with a few fellow travelers. Near the front of the diary, she has drawn a pencil picture of a ship with flying birds and has written, "Outward Bound" and "5 December 1926, A.W.R."

In December, Clark is in Guam where they quarantined because there is measles onboard the ship. She then visits Manila, Philippines.  In April and May, 1927 she is in China and from June 29 through August, she is in Japan.  On September 3, she travels to Europe on the U.S.S. Arabic where her first stop is Antwerp, Belgium, then on to Plymouth and other parts of the United Kingdom as well as Amsterdam, France, Switzerland, and Italy.

Clark describes the people she encounters, including observations on their clothing and activities.  She gives detailed descriptions and some comments on the highlights of each area.  She spends enough time in each area to give detailed descriptions of the way of life of the countries, towns and villages that she visits. She also writes about her and her travel companions' activities on and off the ship.

Creators
Clark, Frances Evarts
Subjects
China--Description and travel
Europe--Description and travel
Hawaii--Description and travel
Japan--Description and travel
Philippines--Description and travel
Genres
Diaries
Languages
English

Administrative Information

Acquired
2008.
Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
Purchased.
Preferred Citation
Frances Evarts Clark Travel Diary, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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