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A Short Account of My Viage Into America with Mary Rogers My Companion, 1697-99
This journal details Elizabeth Webb's and Mary Roger's first visit to America, which lasted from November 1697 to May 1699. They landed in Virginia and traveled overland, visiting the important Quaker meetings along the way. The journal includes references to all places visited, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Webb mentioned the names of many Friends and discusses her religious feelings and inspiration. Although there is some detail on the problems of travel there is little descriptive material on the colonies or the mode of life which then prevailed. Mary Rogers, her companion, went on a separate mission to the West Indies (where she died in 1699) while the two women were at Burlington, N.J. The latter portion of the journal describes Webb's visit to the James River country in Virginia and neighboring areas of North Carolina before she returned to England.
Webb, Elizabeth, active 1712
The original journal consists of 28 numbered pages (pages 5 and 6 are missing), two unnumbered pages, and page fragments.
Society of FriendsVoyages and travelsQuaker womenQuaker women missionariesQuakers--Religious lifeWomen--Religious lifeQuaker church buildingsWomen travelersWomen clergyMaryland--Description and travelNew Jersey--Description and travelNew York (State)--Description and travelPennsylvania--Description and travelRhode Island--Description and travelVirginia--Description and travel
Rogers, Mary, d. 1699
Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Elizabeth Webb travel journal (Accession 0096)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Elizabeth Webb travel journal (Accession 0096), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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