Nine Months in the United States by Thomas Kennet-Were (SAFR 17253, HDC 336) consists of a thirty-eight page reproduction
of an article titled "Nine Months in the United States" written for The Gazette in England by Thomas Kennet-Were in 1869.
The article is about Were's travels around the United States and Canada beginning in 1868. He touches on many topics with
anecdotes about American life and peculiarities he encounters along his travels (some topics include: U.S. streets, traffic,
elections, houses, horse racing, train travel, hotels, food, Niagara Falls, Harvard, Canadian ice sports, tobacco, West Point,
The Shakers, gold mining in California, Chinese in San Francisco, California's large trees and wine growing). He also writes
brief histories or descriptions of the cities he visited (a few of the many cities he writes about include: New York, Philadelphia,
Boston, Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto, Chicago, Washington D.C., Richmond, the U.S. South, Salt Lake City, New Orleans
Francisco. Some of his descriptions are brief while others "e.g. New York and San Francisco" are lengthier). He also writes
several pages about the Mormons he met in Utah and his interview with Brigham Young. The collection is available for research
use without restriction.
Thomas Kennet-Were, an English gentleman and artist, traveled across the United States and part of Canada in 1868 and 1869.
He documented his trip by writing an account of his travels, which he titled "Nine Months in the United States" and by painting
many scenes in watercolor.