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Journal of the Voyage Made by the Boys of Bellerive in July, 1868.

SMITH, P.

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(TOURISM). SMITH, P. Journal of the Voyage Made by the Boys of Bellerive in July, 1868. Autograph MS. 36 pp. Illustrated with 21 photographs pasted in. Bound in old marbled board notebook. Covers worn, spine abraded, else very good. Smith, an American, and his companions appear to have been boys near the end of their time in school. The journal tells of their trip from Bellerive to Zurich by rail, thence to Ragatz where they took the water. On July 6 they took the train to Choire and then walked the 16 miles to Thusis. He notes the Romanche speakers. They viewed the rooms in Reichmau where Louis Philippe taught arithmatic while in exile. They visit the Via Mala gorge and hike 36 miles on the 7th, following it the next day with 25 miles over the Julian Pass. On July 9th they climbed 6000 feet with two guides well versed in botany and natural history, three porters for their provisions, and two horses for two of the boys who had sore feet (unsurprisingly). They saw marmots. The next day they saw a glacier (of which there is a photo). When they arrived at La Rosa they found only a small inn without enough beds so many of the boys had to sleep on hay. A few days later, crossing the Stelvio pass between Italy and Austria, they find that after the war between Italy and Austria in 1866 the Austrians had neglected their side of the road making for quite hard going. They go into Italy, slowly making their way towards Venice. On July 14th they discuss "the American war, I supported the norther side, I can tell you." They ride gondolas, visit churches, and "the Jewish Cathedral which was very fine." Smith frequently notes the food and accomodations, the glasses of beer and "some splendid ices which cost only 25 centimes." The journal ends on July 17th with Smith still in Venice and visiting the cathedral of St. Marc. A wonderful view of European tourism. Bookseller Inventory # 50067

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