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Daniel Smith journal

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1415

Scope and Contents

Journal kept while traveling recounts the days on board, the sea life seen, the different vessels seen on the sea, the weather, specific incidents on board and the different fish caught for eating. Describes the sights he sees as they near New Orleans, hunting in the woods along the Mississippi, and the trip up to Shawneetown.


  • Created: 1820 - 1821


Biographical / Historical

Traveled from Portsmouth England to New Orleans, La. aboard the "Margaret" then up the Mississippi to Shawneetown heading for an English colony in Edwards County. Has a letter of introduction for "Mr. Flower" at Albion.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 25 pages

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