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Middle East -- Description and travel

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Sir Joseph Banks papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 58
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, notes, and other papers documenting the personal life and professional career of Sir Joseph Banks, a British naturalist and explorer. Correspondence with stewards and landowners in Lincolnshire and elsewhere detail Banks' interest in agriculture and farming. Other papers relate to family estates, to Banks' scientific investigations and to his interest in the exploration of Africa and other regions. A translation of Frederic Horneman's "Travels...
Dates: 1763-1830

Edwin Munsell Bliss papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 919
Overview: Correspondence, writings and travel journals kept during Edwin Munsell Bliss's travels in the Near East while an agent for the American Bible Society in the Levant (1872-1888). His writings are devoted to his travels, and letters from family and friends also describe their experiences as missionaries living and traveling in the Near East. Also included is the will of Bliss's first wife, Marie Louise Henderson Bliss.
Dates: 1847-1912, bulk 1873-1883

Robert Byron Papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 605
Overview: The Robert Byron papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, drawings, and other material that document his work as a writer and art critic. The papers provide evidence of Byron's travels and writing career as well as his work as a propagandist during World War II.
Dates: 1757-2010, bulk 1909-1941

Father Carney Gavin legacy collection of Holy Land photographs

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Call Number: GEN MSS 1724
Overview: The Father Carney Gavin legacy collection of Holy Land photographs documents early photography of Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia in the 1860s and 1870s, as well as early twentieth century archaeological excavations and travel in Iraq, Greece, Egypt, and Palestine. Included are images by M. J. Diness, the Bonfils family, Francis Frith, Abdullah frères, G. Lékégian, J. P. Sébah, and Zangaki. Also present are stereoscopic views of Jerusalem and Palestine...
Dates: 1820-2013, bulk 1860-1993

Robert Marsham-Townshend papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 482
Overview: Letters and diaries belonging to Robert Marsham-Townshend containing descriptions of his travels around the world. Many of the letters are written to him, though there is a group of 22 letters written by him to a relative named Harriet, dated 1856-1864. Correspondents include Henry Alabaster, interpreter to the King in Siam; scientists W. S. Atkinson and Robert Stirling; George Ferguson Bowen, first governor of Queensland, Australia; in addition to numerous family members and other...
Dates: 1853-1910

Joseph Verner Reed papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1222
Overview: Personal and professional correspondence, administrative files, writings and genealogical manuscripts, notebooks, news clippings, memorabilia, loose photographs and photograph albums relating to the Reed family and Reed's service as captain in the U.S. Army at Camp Murphy, Florida.
Dates: 1862-1964, bulk 1942-1946

Elizabeth E. Smith papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1108
Overview: Travel journals written by Elizabeth E. Smith on a trip to Europe and the Near East (1883-1885). The copious journals record not only architecture and the arts, but also the daily life and customs of the people whom she observed. Included in the journals are also photographs, prints, newspaper clippings, and drawings, some of them her own. Also in the papers are several of her poems and essays written during the trip.
Dates: 1883-1885