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Evans, Ruth
HANDWRITTEN DIARY OF EUROPEAN TRAVELS IN 1925, KEPT BY A YOUNG WOMAN OF NEW YORK STATE, WITH HER FIRST-HAND OBSERVATIONS ON THE AFTERMATH OF WORLD WAR ONE
1925. Original manuscript. Bound in black leather over flexible boards, "My Trip Abroad" stamped on cover, all edges gilt, 6.5" x 4.25". Front matter includes 8pp of nautical flags and 15 unprinted leaves with handwritten notes: Capt. George Gibbons's autograph; "Best wishes for a bon voyage" by Martha Quinn; other autographs; entries from three days of the return voyage. The main diary, written in black ink in compact hand, occupies the next 103pp. It is followed by a 24-page address book (which Ruth used), and a folding world map in color tipped in at the rear. Laid in are two letters to Ruth's mother, Mrs. Lewis R. Evans of in Waterville, NY, 8pp each, written in pencil, and dated Aug. 15-16 and Aug. 23, 1925. Also laid in is a printed palm card showing the R.M.S. "Ausonia"(Cunard Line), with information on the ship and this 1925 voyage on the verso. A blue "Hotel de Bellevue, La Haye, Hollande" luggage tag also is present. [Ruth was born in 1893, and died in 1973 at Utica, New York. Meanwhile, she married Royal Richardson Babcock in 1942, taking his name as Ruth Evans Babcock.]. JULY 25 - SEPTEMBER 6, 1925. Ruth Evans is a young woman traveling with a Mr. & Mrs. Moore, who are leading a group of some 20 young women on a tour of Western Europe--a 20th-century female version of the 19th-century gentleman's "Grand Tour." Her diary begins on June 27 when Ruth boards the "Ausonia" in Montreal and finds herself in a cabin with "Miss Mary Ellen Ford, Elsie Potter, and Mary Lawrence." Entries on the next several days describe shipboard life in some detail. On July 6, the group … [Click Below for Full Description]
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