One October day in 1850 Mary Kittredge Whitney Degen boarded a ship in New York to set sail on an adventure throughout Europe and the Middle East. This is a collection of Maria’s dairies and letters from her travels in 1850-1852. In them she describes the various evening parties and events she attends as well shopping she’s done, food she’s eaten, artist studios she’s visited, and sightseeing at various landmarks like Sainte Chapelle and Le Jardin des Plantes in France.
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