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Joseph Lindon Smith diary of travel in Egypt

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Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1863-1950
Smith, Joseph Lindon
1904 December 18-1905 March 19
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Diary : 1 v. : handwritten ; 22 x 18 cm.
Lindon Smith recounts his river voyage from Aswan to Luxor on the ship "Aboo-Simbel," describing activities and other passengers on the boat, and the sketching and painting he did at various landmarks of Egyptian antiquities along the way, including Karnak and Luxor Temple. He often refers to himself in the third person.
Lindon Smith's entries end on February 24th. Entries from February 26th through March 19, documenting the trip on the "Bijou," a different ship, are in a different hand, possibly Lindon Smith's father Henry Francis Smith (based on references to Joe, Corinna, and "Mother").
Items scanned after back cover (loose notes, photographs, news clippings) are materials that were interleaved in diary.
Joseph Lindon Smith diary of travel in Egypt, 1904 December 18-1905 March 19. Joseph Lindon Smith papers, 1647-1965, bulk 1873-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.
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U.S. public domain
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
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