Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 245

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Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 245

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. 245

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

JH03-245

Coverage

Russian Empire

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Passing thro[ugh] several villages, and we arrive on the 18 at Tschudova distinguished from those we had already seen by having two churches & being somewhat larger, in other respects, however, it is the same: the houses as in their being universally built of balks having their ends notched & fitted at the corners to each other. Their form also is similar the gable and being toward the road the ground floor is used as a store room or cellar & the first stage being the proper dwelling house. These houses are well adapted to the climate as they are very warm & may be made as comfortable as others.
This day being a Holiday, I observed the women were dressed in their best clothes, the various colours of which had a pleasing appearance. In a burying ground adjoining this Village I remarked several graves which were covered with small wooden houses, on top of which were fixed crosses. We see that even the Peasants of Russia are fond of preserving as much as lays in their power the memory of their friends.

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The country still continued a marshy forest with very little cultivated land till we arrived at Novogorod in whose neighbourhood the country is open & cultivated. This city lies on the Eastern Bank of the Volkhoff, the outlet of the Ilmen lake into that of Ladoga; it is […] long & is here as broad as the Thames at London Bridge. The town is very ancient. The houses as may be supposed are mean, but generally they are of brick. The streets are in right angles. Belonging to it & adjoining is a fortification in the ancient manner consisting of a ditch and a wall with embrasures sufficient perhaps to have resisted the attacks of the Tartars at the time it was built, & there were

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Dr. John Harry, “Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 245,” John Harry virtual archive, accessed November 24, 2017, http://archive.brookfieldindexing.com/items/show/626.

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