Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 240

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Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 240

Subject

Diaries

Description

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. 240

Date

1805

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

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jpg

Language

eng

Type

manuscript

Identifier

JH03-240

Coverage

Russian Empire

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Persons have adopted the Russian dress, still they are easily distinguished from the peasants in this country, indeed the traits of their visages are in no manner different from those of England & other Countrys. A proof that Climate notwithstanding what some Philosophers may think & say has no effect on changing the linaments of the human face divine.

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We slept this night at Suda & proceeded on the next morning over a sandy open country, sometimes open & at others covered with pine woods. Corn fields were frequent. Game in this country is very plenty & of course cheap. The price of a large hare is 1 ½ English money, a large bastard – 4 ½. This evening we arrived at Murom, a considerable town situated on the left Bank of the Oaka, but did not rest here.

10
Our journey of the 10 lay first over a sandy country, but shortly it became much better & was entirely open, not a grove to be seen resembled in many respects the South Down of England, the soil – dry tho[ugh] good, the hills widely spreading & intersected with numerous […] deep gullies watered by very small streams.
Arrived this evening at a village 25 Versts from Nishney Novgorod. We were obliged to remain here on account of very heavy rain. In the course of this day I had occasion to remark the rudeness of the Russian boor.

14
Passing thro[ugh] a village I requested a draught of water of a man who was standing at the door of his house & was answered there was none in the Village. My servant repeated this request as I thought he did not entirely understand my Russ[ian], tho[ugh] received the same response & it was untill he had

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Dr. John Harry, “Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 240,” John Harry virtual archive, accessed November 24, 2017, http://archive.brookfieldindexing.com/items/show/621.

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