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Champion of the Rapids

Snippets 106.  Charles Richard Weld (1813-1869) was assistant secretary and librarian to the Royal Society, and is best known for his history of the society, published in 1848. Between 1850 and 1867 he wrote a series of travel journals, one … Continue reading

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Journals 9.1 – Seward’s Travels Around the World (Part 1)

William H. Seward’s Travels Around the World was published posthumously in 1873 by D. Appleton & Company, New York. Of all the journal writers I have explored so far he was the most famous, although his fame was not as … Continue reading

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Journals 5.4 – A Frenchman in America by Max O’Rell (Part 4)

The following is a continuation of my essay on A Frenchman in America.  For the previous parts, please see the earlier entries from 17th, 21st and 25th July 2015. Visiting the New York Stock Exchange, O’Rell was amazed by the … Continue reading

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