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TITLE:»CHARLOTTE FAXON

 

»TRAVEL DIARY, DATES:»1864-1867

»QUANTITY:»67 pages

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ACQUISITION:

The »travel diary (donor no. 143) was donated by »Esther Everett, Faxon's granddaughter, in 1993.

ACCESS:

The »travel diary is open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

Your name, year»Katherine Price, 1994.

 

»Biography

Begin text here:»Charlotte Faxon was a teacher who traveled widely during the Civil War period, and kept an extensive travel diary.  She left Vermont in 1864 at age eighteen and traveled by land and sea to California, by way of New York and Panama.  Charlotte Faxon lived in San Francisco for three years, teaching mathematics at Napa College.  In 1867 she traveled back to New York by way of Nicaragua.  Later Charlotte Faxon settled in Iowa, where she taught school, married Jeremiah Everett and raised a family on a farm.  After her husband's death in 1909, Charlotte Faxon returned to California.

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The »travel diary dates from »1864 to 1867, and contains vivid descriptions of the traveling conditions and social customs a young woman experienced during the Victorian era, including accounts of foot-travel in the Central American jungle.  Many of Charlotte Faxon's accounts of Central America portray white travelers' attitudes toward the indigenous populations.  Charlotte Faxon's original travel diary was transcribed into its present form by her daughter, Edith Everett.  The travel diary is sixty-seven pages long, and contains an introduction and epilogue by Edith Everett, as well as a foreword by Isabella Van Osdall Churchill, a friend of Charlotte Faxon's from California.

 

 

Related Collections

 

Mildred Fox Everett papers

            Everett was Charlotte Faxon's daughter-in-law.

 

Beverly George Everett

            Charlotte Faxon was the grandmother of Beverly Everett's husband, Lawrence Everett.

 

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»Travel diary, 1864-1867