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Archer, Edward R. (fl. 1830-1917) Memorandum book of E.R. Archer

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.161 Author/Creator: Archer, Edward R. (fl. 1830-1917) Place Written: Europe Type: Diaries & Journals Date: 20 July 1878 to 31 December 1878 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Front cover: "Notes on a trip to Europe in 1878--" Inside back cover: "Memorandum book of E. R. Archer Richmond, Virginia July 20, 1878." From the front [to back], the book acts as a narrative diary, and includes drawings and descriptions of machinery for water works, steel manufacturing, and other industrial pursuits. From the back [to front], the book is an expense account beginning shortly before Archer embarked on the trip. The middle of the book recounts vacation in Ireland, Scotland, London, Paris and Germany with a list of purchases made in these countries. Calf bound, title inscribed on front cover in Archer's hand.

People: Archer, Edward R.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Travel, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Industry, Science and Technology, Finance, Economics

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