Clementina Dalcour travel diary

Summary

Creator: Dalcour, Clementina
Date(s): 1891-1903, 1919
Call Number: MSS 0097, Item 0122
Language: Materials in English, French, and Spanish.
Abstract: This travel diary belonging to American foreign language instructor Clementina Dalcour documents her European travels between 1891 and 1903, including travel in Paris, Antwerp, and Brussels. Some entries, such as those written in Paris, are in French.
Physical Description: 1 volume (128 pages) 21 cm
Source: Unknown [on or before June 13, 1997].
Processing: Processed and encoded by Lynda Gillow, July 2007. Updated by E. Evan Echols, August 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Clementina Dalcour was an American instructor of French and Spanish who traveled in Europe between 1891 and 1903. She appears to have had a Pennsylvania connection and may have taught at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Scope and Content Note

This travel diary belonging to American foreign language instructor Clementina Dalcour documents her European travels between 1891 and 1903, including travel in Paris, Antwerp, and Brussels. Some entries, such as those written in Paris, are in French.

Dalcour documented her travels with a variety of materials, including autograph notes, musical notations, copied passages, and addresses and autographs of individuals she encountered. Her entries are punctuated with drawings of ships, people, and a crab or other marine animals. Laid in are photographs, calling cards, plant and flower parts, ribbon, news clippings, printed material, and various handwritten pages. Of note is a printed invitation stating that Dalcour was opening a studio for private instruction in Spanish and French. There is also 1919 receipt from the Foreign Committee of the Woman's Auxiliary, Pennsylvania, though it does not include Dalcour's name.

This volume has lost its leather binding but is still secure between the paper boards. There are more than two dozen laid in items Dalcour collected, including flowers, letters, notes, and a narrow, pale blue ribbon.

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Shelving Summary

  • Item 0122: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0097, Item 0122, Clementina Dalcour travel diary, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in This Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.

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Clementina Dalcour travel diary, 1891-1903, 1919 1 volume Item 0122

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