William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan
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Emilie M. Bennett and Phoebe Baker Grand Tour Diary, 1910
Meg Hixon, November 2011
Emilie M. Bennett and Phoebe Baker Grand Tour diary
Bennett, Emilie M. and Baker, Phoebe
The Emilie M. Bennett and Phoebe Baker Grand Tour diary chronicles a 1910 journey through England, Holland, Germany, Austria, and France.
The material is in English
William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
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The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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Emilie M. Bennett and Phoebe Baker Grand Tour Diary, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
Between June and September 1910, the author of this volume, an American, traveled around western and central Europe with a group of companions, including a woman named Emilie and a man named Jerry.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Emilie M. Bennett and Phoebe Baker Grand Tour diary chronicles a 1910 journey through England, Holland, Germany, Austria, and France. The diary, embossed with "My Trip Abroad" in gold on its cover, was presented to Emilie M. Bennett and Phoebe Baker by Margaret Burton on May 24, 1910, just prior to their Grand Tour of Europe. The volume contains supplemental information for overseas travelers, including color illustrations of semaphore and national flags, information on nautical terms and sailing, conversion charts for time and currency, a loose printed map of the world, and instructions on how to play shuffleboard, complete with a diagram. The authors added a list of hotels and of people they met during the trip. In the first entry, made on June 8-13, 1910, Emilie and Phoebe wrote about their experiences traveling to London on the Lusitania , and pasted in several printed illustrations. They wrote daily about social and sightseeing activities, including descriptions of scenery, hotels, and local food; the authors frequently visited art collections and attended musical and theatrical performances, and recorded general impressions of Europe. The two companions felt as if they "were really in a foreign land" from the time they were in London until they reached The Hague, Holland, and throughout the remainder of the trip to Germany, Austria, Hungary, and France. They returned to New York on the Oceanic in late September.
- Austria--Description and travel.
- France--Description and travel.
- Germany--Description and travel.
- Hungary--Description and travel.
- London (England)--Description and travel.
- Lusitania (Steamship)
- Netherlands--Description and travel.
- Women travelers.
- Lusitania (Steamship)
- World maps.