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A trip to the land of my ancestors: I visit my Scotch cousins.

Author Jean Scott
Title A trip to the land of my ancestors: I visit my Scotch cousins.
Imprint [South Dakota? : s.n.]
Date of Publication [1894?]
Language English
Notes An unrecorded and privately printed travel account of a visit to Scotland made by a Jean Scott a school teacher of Armour, South Dakota during 1893-94. The author explains her motivations on the first page: "In 1844 my parents emigrated from Perth, Scotland, to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where they lived the remainder of their lives, loyal citizens to the country of their adoption. I think that they never regretted the removal or desired to return, except for to visit. When I first remember them, they had become quite Americanized, having readily adopted the ways and manners of the country and people. yet their former home and friends were not forgotten by them, but were often spoken of in glowing and affectionate terms, until I had a great desire even when very young to see that wonderful and much famed country, the land of the birth of my parents and of their ancestors for generations. Yet the opportunity did not present itself till the spring 1893 ...". Scott sailed from New York to Scotland, where she saw relatives and visited a variety of tourist destinations, including Perth, Kirkcaldy, Bridge of Earn, Falkland, St Andrews, Dundee, Glenfarg, Kinross, Milnathort (her mother's birthplace), Lake Leven, Inverness, Burns Country and Glasgow and Edinburgh. After Scotland she travelled by train to London then returned to North America in 1894 via Canada.
Shelfmark AP.2.216.01
Reference Sources Bookseller's notes
Acquired on 11/12/15
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