Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 241

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Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 241

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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

Source

Queen's University Archives, 2161, MF 366, Ser. III, No. 241

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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JH03-241

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Russian Empire

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Passing farther, we entered extensive forests of [sic] in which were situated also some villages of Tcheremisses. The oaks were of immense size; some of them I measured were 4 feet & ½ to 5 feet in diameter & rose with a strait stem without branches to the height of 40 feet. The aspens also were sparingly intermixed & there also were extremely large.
I have seen canoes made of those latter; of one tree hollowed out by art, of 4 feet in width & thirty feet long. There forest continued for about 30 Versts to the Town of Chebuksari, which are in considerable place. From its name it woud seem that this had been once inhabited by the Tartars but at present it is entirely destitute of those people. 25 Versts after this we arrived, after passing over an open hilly country, at a village inhabited by the Tzoowashes, also a Finnish nation, in few respects were those people different from the Tcheremisses. The only difference seemed to be that the married women wore a cap fitting close to their heads & ornamented with a number of small silver money.

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We rested here this night & departing on the morning of the 17, we passed thro[ugh] three Tzoowash villages. The country being still open hilly & of an extremely fertile soil. It was also improved by cultivation & very large crops of corn were in the ground. After these we came

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Dr. John Harry, “Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 241,” John Harry virtual archive, accessed November 20, 2017, http://archive.brookfieldindexing.com/items/show/622.

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