S.S. FRANCONIA World Cruise Diary (Coll. 256)


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Overview of the Records

World Cruise Diary of S.S. FRANCONIA

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Records

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator:
Title: S.S. FRANCONIA World Cruise Diary
Dates: ca. 1925
Extent: 101 items
Abstract: This Collection includes Adeline Brown's diary, approximately 100 pages bound in a small 3-ring notebook provided for this particular cruise. In addition, she collected programs, brochures, travel schedules, menus, etc, given to the passengers during the trip. There is also a folder of clippings from various newspapers and other publications, probably compiled after the voyage, many of which mention the attractions and/or the various places she may have visited during her career with the travel agency.
Identification: Coll. 256

World Cruise Diary of S.S. FRANCONIA

Although the keeper of this diary is not precisely identified, internal evidence indicates that it was quite possibly written by Miss Adeline E. Brown. Employed by Thos. Cook & Son (the New York-based agents managing this cruise) as the staff nurse, Brown provides detailed descriptions of visits to popular historic sites, shopping and sightseeing, and images of the cultures she encountered during her trip. Activities aboard ship are somewhat less defined, but she does identify her favorite traveling companions and gives the reader a view of various programs offered for the passenger's entertainment. In addition, related papers in this collection suggests that Adeline Brown was aboard the S.S. TUSCANIA for a Mediterranean cruise the previous year, and may have been employed by Thos. Cook & Son on other trips. Her diary however, does not mention any official duties she conducted as a nurse.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Brown, Adeline E.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Cunard Steamship Company, ltd.
Franconia (Ship)
Thomas Cook & Son
Tuscania (Steamship)

Places:

Ceylon -- Description and travel
Egypt -- Description and travel
Gibraltar -- Description and travel
Havana (Cuba) -- Description and travel
Hawaii -- Description and travel
Hong Kong -- Description and travel
India -- Description and travel
Japan -- Description and travel
Madeira Islands -- Description and travel
Mediterranean Sea -- Description and travel
Monaco -- Description and travel
Panama -- Description and travel
Philippines -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel

Subjects:

Death at sea
Ocean travel
Passenger ships
Seafaring life
Voyages and travels

Document Types:

Diaries
Menus
Passenger lists
Programs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 256, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Records

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Papers related to tour schedules and information on places visited; ca. 1925
Box Folder
1 1 Printed programs, menus, entertainment announcements, etc., held aboard FRANCONIA
2 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Funchal/Madeira & Gibraltar
3 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Monaco & Naples
4 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Egypt
5 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Ceylon
6 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Calcutta & Banares, India
7 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Padang & Singapore
8 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Manila, Philippines
9 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Hong Kong
10 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Shanghai & Peking, China
11 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Kobe, Yokohama, & Tokyo
12 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Hawaii
13 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: San Francisco, CA
14 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Panama Canal Zone
15 Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Havana, Cuba
16 Menu, program, & Mediterranean cruise info, S.S. TUSCANIA; 1924
17 Clippings, pictures, and miscellaneous information regarding places visited on S.S. FRANCONIA's world cruise
Diary; 1925 Jan 22-May 28
Volume
1 Diary, possibly kept by staff nurse, Adeline E. Brown, during cruise aboard S.S. FRANCONIA; 1925 Jan 22-May 28

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