Category Archives: 19th Century Travel Diaries

September 15th, 1883 Goodbye Ernestine!!

Sally here: I’m sad because we only have two more days left of Ernestine’s diary entries. Seems she decided not to keep up with her diary entries after she left New York. So here are her last two entries and … Continue reading

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September 14th, 1883

September 14th, Cont…. (New York-Brooklyn Suspension Bridge) This is a fearful large structure and of course we had to walk over it. By this time it was quite dark, but we did not mind it because the bridge is magnificently … Continue reading

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Janet

Forgive the delay in my posts. A very dear friend of mine passed away a week ago and I was asked to lead her funeral. Needless to say, I’m a bit exhaused both mentally and physically. But I miss posting … Continue reading

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September 14th, 1883

“September 14th, Cont…. After leaving the station at West Brighton, we saw before us first a large iron structure, three hundred feet high, which Else, Willie and I mounted by means of an elevator. It was very nice being so … Continue reading

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September 14th, 1883

 “September 14th, This morning we were visited by Mr. Sturz, Fritz and Willie when we made an appointment to meet in a restaurant at 2 o’clock, close to the Gates of Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, the largest and finest cemetery … Continue reading

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September 13th, 1883

“September 13th, After papa had gone to the office, we had first a visit from the Neapolitan woman and her husband then from Mr. Cooper, the pilot, who brought us some pictures of the Brooklyn Suspension bridge and a photograph … Continue reading

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September 11th & 12th, 1883

“September 11th, (Cont.) We visited first one of papa’s friends, a Mr. Dickman, where I first tasted American Lager beer; after which we went to Mr. Sturz, another friend of papas. Here we were received very kindly, and soon commenced … Continue reading

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