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Finding Aid for the Jesse Collings Tour in the United States and Canada, 1899
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ff. 1r: blank


ff. 2r-8r: Onboard the Campania from Liverpool to New York


ff. 8r- 11r: New York City and Albany


ff. 12r-24r: Quebec and Montreal; photographs (some hand-colored), illustrations, and menus


ff. 24r-38r: Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls; photographs and illustrations


ff. 38r-63r: Western Canada: Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia, especially Calgary, Winnipeg, and Vancouver

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clippings from The Winnipeg Daily Tribune and Victoria Daily Times; brochure from the Canadian Pacific Railway; illustrations and photographs, including a three-panel panorama of Vancouver

ff. 58r-71r: Seattle, San Francisco; clipping from Seattle Daily Times


ff. 71r-92r: Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, and Iowa

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with extensive comments on Salt Lake City and Denver; menu from the Rio Grande Western Railway; clippings from Daily News Denver and Denver Evening Post

ff. 92r-101r: Chicago

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including a meeting with President McKinley; photographs and illustrations

ff. 101r- 129r: Pittsburg, Washington D.C., Richmond, Philadelphia

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photographs and illustrations

ff. 129r- 152r: New York, Boston, Cambridge

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photographs and illustrations

ff. 154r-160r: Notes on Canadian agriculture, education in America, and the Museum of Philadelphia


ff. 161r-166r: essay titled "War of Independence"


ff. 167r-179r: essay titled "The Rebellion and Civil War in America"

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ten-dollar bill from the Confederacy tipped in

ff. 180r-184r: essay titled "The Southern Question" with holograph corrections


ff. 185r: newspaper clipping titled "The American Question and 'The Western Times;", signed J.C. and dated June 2, 1862


ff. 186r-187r: newspaper clippings

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an exchange between Collings and the editor of the Devon Weekly Times about the conduct of General Butler in New York, dated November 30-December 7, 1864; also a short article titled "Mr. Coleridge on Church Rates and Popular Institutions", signed J.C. and dated September 15, 1862

ff. 188: blank