Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 238

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Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 238

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Diaries

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Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking kept by Dr. John Harry.

Creator

Dr. John Harry

Source

Queen's University Archives, 2161, MF 366, Ser. III, No. 238

Date

1805

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Creative commons (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 CA)

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Language

eng

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manuscript

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JH03-238

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Russian Empire

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country. About three versts after leaving this town on the road side stands a small wooden chapel, which seemed remarkable on account of its situation. It being situated in the middle of a clump of large Birch trees, which formed a beautiful shade over it.
On the opposite Bank of the road were two or three small buildings belonging to this chapel, which were also overshadowed by the surrounding trees & nearby was a consecrated well. This being Sunday, there were a great number of Pilgrims paying their devoirs to the Saint of this chapel & drinking the waters of this well, of this latter their horses were allowed to partake there being a trough filled purposely for them, & they informed us they expected their cattle woud derive the same benefit from the tutelage of the font as they themselves woud.
From here is an open country generally to Vidrapizsk, a village on the Canal, at the entrance of which I broke the axle tree of my carriage, which detained me here that night & my companions left me to prosecute my Journey to Moscow by myself.

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From here, I went to Torshok, a large town situated on the canal & afterward to Medna on the Tvertsa. 21 V the country is cleared of the forest & cultivated.

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On the 23 I arrived in the midst of heavy rain at Tver, a considerable city lying on the Tvertsa & in a very fertile country.
From Tver to Moscow 175 Verst, the country is open, cultivated, & fertile especially in the neighbourhood of this city where […]

Note on the margin: “Mem: observed the further we left Petersburg & the nearer we approached Moscow, the houses & dress of the peasants, most wearers closely accounted for, before they were boors of the Crown, here of particular.”

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Dr. John Harry, “Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 238,” John Harry virtual archive, accessed November 24, 2017, http://archive.brookfieldindexing.com/items/show/619.

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