Diary of Journey taken for health in 1834 - from Franklin - South to Mount Vernon Virginia, back through Western Maryland Pennsylvania N.Y. Niagara, Canada - Rochester Oswego - then home - from April 21 to August 14th


Creator: Fisher, Milton M. (Milton Metcalf), 1811-1903
Date(s): 1834 April 21-August 29
Call Number: MSS 0097, Item 0028
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This journal chronicles abolitionist Milton M. Fisher’s 1834 journey from his home in Franklin, Massachusetts, to Virginia, and back. The trip, taken for both health reasons and as an information gathering expedition for anti-slavery efforts, took Fisher through numerous northern states, the Mid-Atlantic region (including Maryland and Delaware), and Washington, D.C., to Virginia. Along the way he commented on the various towns, cities, and institutions he visited and recorded conversations with locals including both free and enslaved African-Americans.
Physical Description: 1 volume (136 pages) 18 cm
Source: Purchase, 1957.
Processing: Processed and Encoded by Kate Hand, September 2007. Updated by E. Evan Echols, March 2014. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard