China diary  1859-1860
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The author of this diary, a doctor, traveled onboard the American clipper N. B. Palmer from New York to Shanghai, China, between 1859 and 1860, leaving his wife and children in the United States. In Shanghai, he met his brother, a doctor who had previously relocated to China, and the pair provided medical services for the crews of arriving ships, as well as for local residents. Though his brother eventually left, he remained in Shanghai until at least July 1860.