Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 247

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Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 247

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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

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Queen's University Archives, 2161, MF 366, Ser. III, No. 247

Date

1805

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

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jpg

Language

eng

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manuscript

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JH03-247

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Russian Empire

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there were woods, the oak was frequently seen. On account of a considerable quantity of rain which had fallen in the last two days the roads were next to impassible, so that I did not arrive at Moscow till the morning of the 26.

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The difficulties I experienced, indeed, in the latter part of this journey were occurred in great measure by my separations for my Companions.

Moscow

June 5
As being charged with procuring the Vaccine virus here, I was obliged to stay a day or two longer than was convenient to my former companions. They departed without me & I joined myself to the division under the command of Col. D’Aubray, which left Moscow on the 6 June.
We found the country to Pocroff generally cleared of the forest & cultivated. The Rye was looking very fine & the ears were already shot out. The Peasants were now putting in their buck wheat, in which Labour women as well as men were employed. The trees which appeared were only the pine & birch.

June 6
Still continuing our route we arrived at Vladimir on the 7 between those […] places the country still continues to improve, the crops of rye & oat were very fine & numerous Herds of cattle were feeding in the meadows, on every side were seen groves of oak birch & willow. Vladimir is situated on the river Klazma which falls into the Oaka. It is a very ancient town being one of the

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Dr. John Harry, “Journal of the Overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking, page 247,” John Harry virtual archive, accessed September 23, 2017, http://archive.brookfieldindexing.com/items/show/628.

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