Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Sarah and Edward Ogden Travel Diaries, 1886-1908

Finding aid created by
Cheney J. Schopieray, 2005

Summary Information
Title: Sarah and Edward Ogden travel diaries
Creator: Ogden, Sarah, b. 1831 and Ogden, Edward, b. 1832
Inclusive dates: 1886-1908
Extent: 9 volumes
The Ogden collection consists of diaries written by Sarah and Edward Ogden detailing trips to places in Europe, Russia, the United States and Mexico from the years 1886 to 1908.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site:

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

1998. M-3428.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.


Copyright status is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Sarah and Edward Ogden Travel Diaries, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan.


Sarah Morris Perot was born on December 6, 1831 to Francis Perot and Elizabeth Marshall Morris. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America, the Philadelphia Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, President of the Philadelphia Home for Incurables, and she took part in other philanthropic work such as assisting the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Edward H. Ogden was born on April 15, 1832 in Philadelphia. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1853. The same year, he entered the wholesale drug business with T. Morris Perot in Philadelphia.

Sarah Morris Perot married Edward H. Ogden on December 1, 1853, and later moved to Riverton, Burlington County, New Jersey.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Sarah and Edward Ogden diaries consist of seven diaries written by Sarah Ogden, one expense book kept by Edward Ogden, and one other diary, possibly written by Edward Ogden. The diaries span the years from 1886 to 1908.

A trip taken from 1886-1887 was to Europe, and the destinations were as follows: England (June 1886); Germany (July 1886); Austria and Switzerland (August 1886); France (September 1886); Spain (October 1886); France (the end of 1886, and early 1887); Italy (March 1887); Denmark (June 1887); St. Petersburg and Moscow (July and August, 1887); England (September and October, 1887); and then back to the United States. The trip taken from 1889-1890 was from New Jersey to Seattle, then south to Vera Cruz, Mexico, and back north again to New Jersey. The trip in 1891 was south to Florida. The final trip in 1908 was also to Europe -- Amsterdam, Coblenz, and Bologne.

Subject Terms

    • Austria--Description and travel.
    • Berlin (Germany)--Description and travel.
    • Coblenz (Germany)--Description and travel.
    • Denmark--Description and travel.
    • Europe--Description and travel.
    • France--Description and travel.
    • Great Britain--Description and travel.
    • Mexico--Description and travel.
    • Russia--Description and travel.
    • Seattle (Wash.)--Description and travel.
    • Spain--Description and travel.
    • Switzerland--Description and travel.
    • Vera Cruz (Mexico)--Description and travel.
    • Voyages and travels.
    Genre Terms:
    • Account books.
    • Diaries.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Edward H. Ogden expense book [series]
    Volume   1  
     June 4, 1886-October 6, 1887
    Sarah M. Ogden travel diaries [series]
    Volume   2  
     June 4, 1886-October 11, 1886
    Volume   3  
     October 12, 1886-March 22, 1887
    Volume   4  
     March 22, 1887-June 12, 1887
    Volume   5  
     June 13, 1887-August 13, 1887
    Volume   6  
     August 14, 1887-October 14, 1887
    Volume   7  
     May 30, 1889-March 22, 1890;  January 23, 1891-February 27, 1891
    Volume   8  
     July 1, 1908-September 12, 1908
    [Edward H. Ogden?] travel diary [series]
    Volume   9  
     June 4, 1886-November 14, 1886