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"Life in the Woods for a Fortnight" Journal

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1673-sc

Scope and Contents Note

Journal of Henry Ingersoll Bowditch recording a trip he took from Aug. 9 to Aug. 25, 1856, from Bangor, Maine, to Moosehead Lake, then down the West Branch of the Penobscot River to Mount Katahdin. Accompanying Bowditch were John W. Browne, a lawyer; Bowditch's son, Nathaniel Bowditch; and his nephews E. Francis Bowditch, Henry Bowditch and Charles P. Bowditch. A letter, June 14, 1856, to Henry Bowditch from James C. White, accompanying the journal, describes the journey and its arrangements in detail.

Dates

  • 1856

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

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Biographical Note

Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, the son of Nathaniel Bowditch and Mary Ingersoll Bowditch, was a physician, author and abolitionist from Salem, Massachusetts.

Extent

1 volume (138, [1] page, ill., maps ; 27 cm)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Journal of Henry Ingersoll Bowditch recording a trip he took from Aug. 9 to Aug. 25, 1856, from Bangor, Maine, to Moosehead Lake, then down the West Branch of the Penobscot River to Mount Katahdin. Accompanying Bowditch were John W. Browne, a lawyer; Bowditch's son, Nathaniel Bowditch; and his nephews E. Francis Bowditch, Henry Bowditch and Charles P. Bowditch. A letter, June 14, 1856, to Henry Bowditch from James C. White, accompanying the journal, describes the journey and its arrangements in detail.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lawrence S. Barden.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the "Life in the Woods for a Fortnight" Journal
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

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