Louis Billing travel diary


Creator: Billing, Louis, active 1865-1866
Date(s): 1865 August 24-1866 March 14
Call Number: MSS 0097, Item 0119
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This diary documents the 1865 journey of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, resident Louis Billing to England, where he visited relatives. He stayed with the family of his cousin William Mansell and other Billing relatives. Short trips were taken to other destinations in the United Kingdom and two months were spent in France. Billing commented on his relatives and ancestral history, described architecture and cathedrals, and made strongly patriotic comparisons between England and America. Billing served in the Union Army and mentioned English interest in the politics of abolition.
Physical Description: 1 volume (72 pages) 19 cm
Source: Source unknown.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Evan Echols, June 2009. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Alternative Format: A digitized copy of the journal is available at the University of Delaware Digital Institutional Repository.