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Mary Tuer diary
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2 July 1914-4 Sept. 1914 (Creation)
- Tuer, Mary
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Mary Tuer of Port Hope, Ontario, travelled to Europe with a group of women in 1914. Unfortunately, their tour was caught in Freiberg, Germany at the time England declared war against Germany on 5 August 1914.
This item was in the custody of B.K. Van Buren of Port Hope, Ontario before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.
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This item is a diary of a European tour from 2 July to 4 September 1914, and of boat trip aboard the SS Megantic (Montreal, Quebec, to Liverpool, England). There are also passenger lists, menus, and postcards included in the diary. The diary has some references to the outbreak of World War I, and the removal of British subjects from the continent. There is also one piece of correspondence included dated 6 September 1914. The diary chronicles a tour through England, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
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This item was donated by B.K. Van Buren of Port Hope, Ontario.
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For related records see: 75-1000, 76-041, and 90-006.
A TRANSCRIPTION of the diary is available.