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Guide to the Harriet Sanderson Stewart diaries, 1906-1911

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Abstract

Traveler, diarist, daughter of Reverend Francis Stewart.

Three diaries written by affluent British woman traveling with her father. Ms. Stewart recorded her impressions of people and events aboard ships as well as describing accomodations, entertainments, plants, and ways of life in the places she visited. In "Westward Wanderings, 1906-1907" (2 v.), she described her travels in the West Indies, Canada, and the United States (New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C.). Volume I includes a description of the 1907 earthquake in Jamaica. In both volumes Ms. Stewart wrote of her impressions of Black West Indians and her interactions with them. "Eastern Impressions, 1907-1908" (2 v.) documents her journey through Sri Lanka, India, Burma, and North Africa. A third diary, "Scenes from Southern Spain" (1 v.), was written during 1911. Entries are illustrated with numerous watercolors and photographs (including cyanotypes and albumen prints) by Stewart, as well as clippings, postcards, maps, menus, and dried flora.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Stewart, Harriet Sanderson.
Title
Harriet Sanderson Stewart diaries 1906-1911
Language of Materials
English
Extent
5 volumes, 0.2 linear feet
Location
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Collection Overview

Three diaries written by affluent British woman traveling with her father. Ms. Stewart recorded her impressions of people and events aboard ships as well as describing accomodations, entertainments, plants, and ways of life in the places she visited. In "Westward Wanderings, 1906-1907" (2 v.), she described her travels in the West Indies, Canada, and the United States (New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C.). Volume I includes a description of the 1907 earthquake in Jamaica. In both volumes Ms. Stewart wrote of her impressions of Black West Indians and her interactions with them. "Eastern Impressions, 1907-1908" (2 v.) documents her journey through Sri Lanka, India, Burma, and North Africa. A third diary, "Scenes from Southern Spain" (1 v.), was written during 1911. Entries are illustrated with numerous watercolors and photographs (including cyanotypes and albumen prints) by Stewart, as well as clippings, postcards, maps, menus, and dried flora.

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Contents of the Collection

Western Wanderings, 1906-1907, Vol.1
Box 1
Western Wanderings, 1906-1907, Vol. 2
Box 2
Eastern Impressions, 1907-1908, Vol. 3
Box 3
Eastern Impressions, 1907-1908, Vol. 4
Box 4
Scenes from Southern Spain, Vol. 5
Box 5

Historical Note

Harriet Sanderson Stewart was a traveler, diarist, and daughter of Reverend Francis Stewart.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Harriet Sanderson Stewart Diaries, 1906-1911, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Processing Information

Processed by: Rubenstein Library Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, July 2011

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.