Viscountess Emily Anne Beaufort Smyth Strangford Journal, 1859-1860


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    Emily Anne Beaufort Smyth Strangford was an author of travel books on the Near East. She married 8th Viscount Strangford in 1862. The journal describes a trip to Turkey and Lebanon, Apr.-Sept. 1859, and to Greece, May-July 1860. Beginning in Smyrna, Viscountess Strangford travelled to Rhodes, Mersin, Tripoli, Beirut, Baalbek, Athens, Attica, Pentelicus, Constantinople, and Belgrade. She described the locales, social life and customs of the Lebanese, a Druze wedding, and fighting between the Druzes and Christians. Included are drawings and other sheets laid in, including one in French, possibly by Marius Fontane. Also includes an albumen print of Viscountess Strangford.
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