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1 LUTHER G. BARRETT 1866 EUROPEAN TRAVEL DIARY OF A KEEN EYED BAPTIST MINISTER, HARVARD GRADUATE AND FUTURE PRESIDENT OF JACKSON COLLEGE FEATURING A SIGNED NOTE BY FAMED RELIGIOUS AUTHOR MERLE D'AUBIGNE
BARK 'YOUNG TURK' EUROPE 1866 Hard Cover Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is a very interesting small archive of an original handwritten 180+ pp travel diary of Luther G. Barrett, a Baptist Minister from Weston, MA concerning his trip to Europe in 1866 and a number of small ephemera pieces including a September 10, 1866 letter from Bishop written in Cologne, Germany (8 pp), plus a few paper snippets containing autographs/signatures of a few individuals...within the diary is a full signed page by a noted author of the "History of the Reformation", Merle d' Aubigne. Attached to this page is an old newspaper clipping describing Barrett's meeting with this great man...The diary notes that Barrett set sail from Boston on the Bark "Young Turk"...captained by a Captain Small...references to Provincetown...his travel companion, one I.W. Bishop...schools of fish...observations of the sailors' life and work...whales, porpoises, huge jellyfish...stops in Gibralter, Majorca, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Pompeii, Switzerland, Germany all described from an intimate first-hand perspective...a number of small drawings by Barrett illustrate the diary...plain board cover with a leather binding strip...Barrett was apparently very well read as he offers some historical background of the places he visits mixed in with his own observations... a fascinating mid-19th century ephemera lot. BIO NOTES: Rev. Luther G. Barrett, A. M., in 1883 is president of Jackson College, Miss., a graduate of Harvard College and of Newton Theological Institution, a practical educator, and who was for a time professor in Shaw University, Raleigh, N. C. 
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