|Repository:||G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport|
|Title:||S.S. FRANCONIA World Cruise Diary|
|Abstract:||This Collection includes Adeline Brown’s diary, approximately 100 pages bound in a small 3-ring notebook provided for this particular cruise. In addition, she collected programs, brochures, travel schedules, menus, etc, given to the passengers during the trip. There is also a folder of clippings from various newspapers and other publications, probably compiled after the voyage, many of which mention the attractions and/or the various places she may have visited during her career with the travel agency.|
Although the keeper of this diary is not precisely identified, internal evidence indicates that it was quite possibly written by Miss Adeline E. Brown. Employed by Thos. Cook & Son (the New York-based agents managing this cruise) as the staff nurse, Brown provides detailed descriptions of visits to popular historic sites, shopping and sightseeing, and images of the cultures she encountered during her trip. Activities aboard ship are somewhat less defined, but she does identify her favorite traveling companions and gives the reader a view of various programs offered for the passenger’s entertainment. In addition, related papers in this collection suggests that Adeline Brown was aboard the S.S. TUSCANIA for a Mediterranean cruise the previous year, and may have been employed by Thos. Cook & Son on other trips. Her diary however, does not mention any official duties she conducted as a nurse.
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This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Brown, Adeline E.
Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):
Cunard Steamship Company, ltd.
Thomas Cook & Son
Ceylon — Description and travel
Egypt — Description and travel
Gibraltar — Description and travel
Havana (Cuba) — Description and travel
Hawaii — Description and travel
Hong Kong — Description and travel
India — Description and travel
Japan — Description and travel
Madeira Islands — Description and travel
Mediterranean Sea — Description and travel
Monaco — Description and travel
Panama — Description and travel
Philippines — Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) — Description and travel
Death at sea
Voyages and travels
Coll. 256, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|Papers related to tour schedules and information on places visited; ca. 1925|
|1||1||Printed programs, menus, entertainment announcements, etc., held aboard FRANCONIA|
|2||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Funchal/Madeira & Gibraltar|
|3||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Monaco & Naples|
|4||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Egypt|
|5||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Ceylon|
|6||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Calcutta & Banares, India|
|7||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Padang & Singapore|
|8||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Manila, Philippines|
|9||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Hong Kong|
|10||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Shanghai & Peking, China|
|11||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Kobe, Yokohama, & Tokyo|
|12||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Hawaii|
|13||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: San Francisco, CA|
|14||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Panama Canal Zone|
|15||Tour schedules & local info for places visited: Havana, Cuba|
|16||Menu, program, & Mediterranean cruise info, S.S. TUSCANIA; 1924|
|17||Clippings, pictures, and miscellaneous information regarding places visited on S.S. FRANCONIA’s world cruise|
|Diary; 1925 Jan 22-May 28|
|1||Diary, possibly kept by staff nurse, Adeline E. Brown, during cruise aboard S.S. FRANCONIA; 1925 Jan 22-May 28|