Digital archive of women’s travel diaries
April 20, 2012 | 10:15 am
By Paul Biba
rom Book Patrol:
The folks at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University have a new digital collection on view. Women’s Travels Diariesfeatures over 100 diaries written by British and American women who documented their travels to places around the globe, including India, the West Indies, countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as around the United States.
The collection is comprised mostly of the diaries of Mary McCornack Thompson, a Presbyterian missionary and teacher with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in South Africa and Mary McMillan, a United Methodist missionary and teacher at Jo Gakuin College in Hiroshima.