Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 244

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Title

Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 244

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. 244

Date

1805

Rights

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

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Type

manuscript

Identifier

JH03-244

Coverage

Russian Empire

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However, there are a number of scholars who are taught Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, etc. It possesses a tolerable library & museum of Natural History together with a physical apparatus. To this last there had been lately added a Galvanic pile etc., the use of which the Professors were utterly unacquainted with; in the Library I was shown the plates of Hogarth together with a Volume of English Caricature. Those they thought were the subjects most interesting to an Englishman. Besides those there are several other schools established for the purpose of teaching the children of soldiers the rudiments of […] Learning; about 300 of these enjoy the benefit of this institution whose flourishing state is owing almost entirely to the exertion of Gen[era]l Castelli, the Commandant, a brave old soldier. This Gentleman is by birth a Pole, but of Italian parents; at the dismemberment of Poland, he entered into the service of Russia. His merits here are not unrewarded.

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Dr. John Harry, “Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 244,” John Harry virtual archive, accessed November 24, 2017, http://archive.brookfieldindexing.com/items/show/625.

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