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Box 5A


Contains 6 Results:

Hortensia Mordecai (b. 1830) Travel Diary, 1859

 File — Box: 5A, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents Nearly daily journal of travel through Nice, Monaco, Genoa, Leghorn (where she saw a carnival), Rome (where she visited Harriet Hosmer and other sculptors_ studios), Pompeii and Herculaneum (Mt. Vesuvius erupted), Florence, Mantua, Milan, Venice, Trieste (glimpsing Emperor Franz Joseph III), Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin and Paris, where the family stayed. In Paris, she mentions Ransom Calhoun & Mr. Preston, Mr. Ogier, Dr. Horlbeck & family, "Miss Lewis, the poetess," Boston Editor...
Dates: 1859

David Henry Mordecai (1833-1859) Travel Diary, 1849

 File — Box: 5A, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents

Diary of trip down east coast to Florida Keys, description of town, wreckers, drunkenness of Key West; description of Havana, and Mantanzas, Cuba. Also has notes on school subjects, reflections on various topics, notation of "Jews _ the persecuted race," slavery in SC, pressed botanic specimens, details of weather first quarter of 1850, maps and drawings.

Dates: 1849

David Henry Mordecai (1833-59) Travel diary, 1850

 File — Box: 5A, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents

Fragments and narratives describing cities visited, often with notations re principal industries, amusements, transportation, etc. Cities visited include Paris, Ghent, Frankfurt, London, Liverpool, Sheffield, & Birmingham.

Dates: 1850

David Henry Mordecai (1833-59) Diary, 1856-1857

 File — Box: 5A, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents Record of illnesses and schooling, mostly in Heidelberg, Germany, with some notations at Ems. With sporadic notations of weather, and mentions of South Carolinians Albert Rhett, William, John & Alfred Preston, Charles Boyd, Hammond, Legare, D.C. Seixas & others. References to museums, artwork and plays seen. Mentions of health and cures, the need for an operation (p. 73); stupidity of peasants vs. slaves (18); lynching (21), political situation in Kansas (30); doomed nature of...
Dates: 1856-1857

David Henry Mordecai (1833-1859) travel diary, 1857-1858

 File — Box: 5A, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents

Details of trip through Turin, Milan, Venice, Vienna, Heidelberg, etc. with frequent references to artists and specific works seen in Museums. A flare up of consumption triggers change of plans; before embarking for Egypt, he mentions various Charleston friends including Rhetts, Middletons, Prestons and Hamptons, trips to the opera and a life-changing event not described. With botanic specimens and notations in rear of book.

Dates: 1857-1858

Frances (Fanny) Mordecai (1789-1843)

 File — Box: 5A, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents

Orphan House petition for admission and correspondence about her eye disease.

Dates: approximately 1790-1970