Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 246

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Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 246

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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. 246

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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JH03-246

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Russian Empire

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only enemies it had then reason to fear. Leaving Novogorod at about 4 versts distance from we passed the Yamskoy Lake & Monastery. The country is perfectly uninteresting. Shortly after we passed the Vishera, a large river in the neighbourhood of which the country is more wooded & is again marshy till we approach the Msta where tho[ugh] it is diversified by Hills and appears very fertile. Here I perceived for the first time the forests chequered with the oak & ash; before I had seen nothing but pines & birch which tho[ugh] having but little variety offered very pleasing at this season; the dark foliage of the fir being contrasted with the lighter green of the birch.
We passed the Msta, where it was about 300 yds broad, in a ferry to Bronitsa, a thriving Village. The situation of this place must be very convenient for trade; the river being navigable for large barks, numbers of which were passing down the stream. After leaving the Msta the water the Ilmen [sic] & from there thro[ugh] the Volkhoff to the Ladoga & thro[ugh] the canal with the river to St. Petersburg.
The prospects in the neighbourhood are very beautiful, and the country is more varied in its appearance than what we had passed. At a small distance from the Village is a conical Hill, which was if not for its size woud seem to be artificial. On its summit stands a church which commands the windings of the river & the surrounding country.

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Dr. John Harry, “Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 246,” John Harry virtual archive, accessed September 23, 2017, http://archive.brookfieldindexing.com/items/show/627.

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