George Batty Diary

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George Batty Dairy

Campus:
San Diego State University
Library:
Library and Information Access
Subject(s):
Canada -- Description and travel
Description:
In 1854, George Batty wrote this journal as a long anecdotal letter to his friends, describing his sea voyage from Liverpool to Montreal on the ships Cleopatra and New Era. Batty╩╝s vivid daily account spans more than two weeks in August and September, with accompanying observations about city living in Montreal added in December at the end of the diary. Batty describes conditions of the ship and the weather, his fellow passengers, various events aboard the ship (such as a fire, drunken stowaways, iceberg encounters, and porpoise interactions), and also relates his impressions of Quebec and Montreal during his stay.
Dates covered:
1854
Language(s):
English
Collection Size:
0.20 linear feet
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Citation Sample:
Identification of item, folder title, box number, George Batty Diary, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection policy:
This collection is open for research. The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.