Item #2721 European Travel Journal with Photographic and Postcard Inserts. Ellen Shaw Garrison Kean.
European Travel Journal with Photographic and Postcard Inserts
European Travel Journal with Photographic and Postcard Inserts
European Travel Journal with Photographic and Postcard Inserts

European Travel Journal with Photographic and Postcard Inserts

Europe: May 22nd - Aug 1st 1950. Cardboard covers with black cloth spine, hand drawn checker board on the front cover. 60 pp of Manuscript journal in neat, clean, readable printed looping font and 80 B&W photographs / postcards tipped or backed on mostly the verso of pages. The detailed journal of places visited, hotels stayed, people met, and journeys taken culminates with the arrival in Belgium to attend the wedding of the author's sister: Clarinda Garrison m. Andre Bouchart in Liege, Belgium, on July 22. Kean had only been recently married herself on March 22, 1950 to Hamilton F. Kean. This trip through Italy, Germany, Belgium and France was somewhat of a honeymoon trip for the couple. As noted in the script, Ellen was feeling poorly one day and went to the doctor to determine if she might be pregnant. Some fade at the page edges, small square adhesive stains through to verso on back of pictures. Also included are two pieces of ephemera which establish provenance: TLS from Hamilton Kean to his father advising him of intentions to go study in Paris next semester and requesting $289 for fees to the board of the Ivy Club on Princeton, NJ stationary dated March 19, 1948.

Ellen Kean was a descendant of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the the great-granddaughter of noted Abolitionist Lloyd K. Garrison. Her father, Lloyd McKim Garrison had been chairman of the the National Labor Relations Board. Her husband, Hamilton F. Kean, also had a pedigree as grandson of his namesake Hamilton Fish Kean, Senator from New Jersey and a descendant of Lewis Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independance, Very good. Item #2721

"There are two Italian boys, men I should say for they are 21, that have attached themselves to us... We drove to Monreale after delivering a letter of introduction to Count Tosca... We left Perugia a little downfallen and drove to Assisi... Ham turned yellow and I, evidently white and to this day neither Ham nor I will ever think of it less than a miracle."

Price: $175.00

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