Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 239

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Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 239

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Diaries

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

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Dr. John Harry

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Queen's University Archives, 2161, MF 366, Ser. III, No. 239

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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JH03-239

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Russian Empire

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June 11
On the morning of the Eleventh after passing a most horrid road rendered us by the rains, we arrived at Nishney Novgorod. Our road to this place lay over cultivated hills sometimes approaching near to the Banks of the Oaka beyond this river the country appeared high & pleasant. Nishney Novgorod lies on the right bank of the Oaka just where it disengages itself into the Volga; both of them are mighty streams being favorably situated, it commands an extensive view of the Country beyond the Volga, which is mostly plain & formed into a number of islands by the stream. The Town is divided into the upper & the lower between which the fortress intervenes. In the upper town the houses are mostly of brick, & it is the residence of the gentry & merchants. The lower town is situated on the bank of the Volga between it & the wall of the fortress. It is composed chiefly of wooden houses & occupied by the numerous people employed in the trade carried on a the river. Altogether there are about 6000 inhabitants. The fortress is merely a wall of brick, which incloses the side of the hills furnished with embrasures & watch tower, at convenient distances within it are situated the cazernes, two churches, & the military hospital.

14
We left N. Novgorod on the 14; the Country still continued high open & dry & our road frequently brought us to the banks of the Volga; the crops of corn of this country, rye & summer wheat, very fine. We passed numerous herds of mixed cattle – horned horses & sheep kept by a Herdsman. Pigeons in this Country & waterfowl extremely numerous & of these we […]

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Dr. John Harry, “Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 239,” John Harry virtual archive, accessed November 24, 2017, http://archive.brookfieldindexing.com/items/show/620.

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