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Travel Diary and Commonplace Book [manuscript] 1835, 1881-1882.

Rodgers, George H
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Summary
Rodgers notes his route, mileage, and travel expenses of a journey from Philadelphia to Greensboro, Georgia.
Places described briefly include Warrenton, Va., where he witnessed a slave auction and commented on the intemperance of the inhabitants; Orange, Va., where he noted the general ignorance of many people in central Virginia and the health of James Madison; the University of Virginia where he attended lectures of the Medical Class, and exhitibited his intstruments, describing the students as "young, impertinent coxcombs"; Lynchburg, Va., where he witnessed a "considerable number of intemperate men which is rare in Virginia"; and Danville, Va., whose neatness he attributed to the many Yankees in the populace.
Also Guilford Court House where an old Revolutionary soldier described the battle; a "dutch" village near Salisbury, N.C., where he met Augustin Clayton returning from Congress; nullifiers in South Carolina; excellent roads near Abbeville, S.C., and a speech given there by John C. Calhoun "well calculated to favour a dissolution of the Union"; drunkards in Abbeville, S.C.; a meeting between a wife and a husband imprisoned for murder; Warrenton, Ga., where the landlady "was rather [stormy?] among the negroes."
He also mentions a travelling companion who was selling subscriptions to the New York Mirror; local hostility to Van Buren; occasional meetings with Jackson men, Union men or friends to temperance; carriage breakdown on road to Georgia and kindness of local inhabitants
In [the 1880s?] the volume was used to copy records concerning the founding of First Christian Church on Rock Creek and Fox River [Ill.?] in 1841 and 1845. In 1881 and 1883 it was reused as a commonplace book of poems, hymns and religious quotes.
Description
1 v.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: William H. Runge Memorial Fund, and Robert & Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2004/2005.
Biographical Note
Resident of Albany County, N.Y., and Philadelphia; possibly a traveling salesman for scientific or medical instruments.
Technical Details
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    a| Rodgers notes his route, mileage, and travel expenses of a journey from Philadelphia to Greensboro, Georgia.
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    a| Places described briefly include Warrenton, Va., where he witnessed a slave auction and commented on the intemperance of the inhabitants; Orange, Va., where he noted the general ignorance of many people in central Virginia and the health of James Madison; the University of Virginia where he attended lectures of the Medical Class, and exhitibited his intstruments, describing the students as "young, impertinent coxcombs"; Lynchburg, Va., where he witnessed a "considerable number of intemperate men which is rare in Virginia"; and Danville, Va., whose neatness he attributed to the many Yankees in the populace.
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    a| Also Guilford Court House where an old Revolutionary soldier described the battle; a "dutch" village near Salisbury, N.C., where he met Augustin Clayton returning from Congress; nullifiers in South Carolina; excellent roads near Abbeville, S.C., and a speech given there by John C. Calhoun "well calculated to favour a dissolution of the Union"; drunkards in Abbeville, S.C.; a meeting between a wife and a husband imprisoned for murder; Warrenton, Ga., where the landlady "was rather [stormy?] among the negroes."
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    a| He also mentions a travelling companion who was selling subscriptions to the New York Mirror; local hostility to Van Buren; occasional meetings with Jackson men, Union men or friends to temperance; carriage breakdown on road to Georgia and kindness of local inhabitants;
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    a| In [the 1880s?] the volume was used to copy records concerning the founding of First Christian Church on Rock Creek and Fox River [Ill.?] in 1841 and 1845. In 1881 and 1883 it was reused as a commonplace book of poems, hymns and religious quotes.
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    a| Resident of Albany County, N.Y., and Philadelphia; possibly a traveling salesman for scientific or medical instruments.
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    a| SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: William H. Runge Memorial Fund, and Robert & Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2004/2005.
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    a| Calhoun, John C. q| (John Caldwell), d| 1782-1850.
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    a| Madison, James, d| 1751-1836.
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    a| Clayton, Augustin S. q| (Augustin Smith), d| 1783-1839.
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    a| University of Virginia x| History.
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    a| University of Virginia x| Students.
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    a| Slave trade z| Virginia z| Warrenton.
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    a| Abbeville (S.C.) x| History.
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    a| Danville (Va.) x| History.
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    a| Lynchburg (Va.) x| History.
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    a| Orange (Va.) x| History.
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    a| Southern States x| Description and travel.
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    a| Warrenton (Va.) x| History.
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