Elisa Warington European travel journal, 1822-1823
- Warington, Elisa, 1815-
- Physical Description:
- 1 volume (172 pages) ; 20 cm
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- Elisa Warington traveled with her aunt and uncle throughout Europe for extended stays in Vienna, Baden-Baden, and Venice, 18 July 1822-13 October 1823. On 19 July they left London, arrived in Calais and proceeded to Dunkirk, Bruges, Brussels, Liege, and Spa. She comments on the poverty outside the town of Spa. They left Spa on 26 August for Aix-la-Chapelle, Cologne, Bonn, Coblenz, Wiesbaden, and Mayence; 6 September for Frankfort where they attended the Frankfort Fair.
On 9 September they left for Darnstadt and Heidelburg where they took an excursion to Manheim; 16 September to Gernsbach, Baden-Baden, Strasbourg, Neustadt, Schaffausen, Constance, and Munich. She comments on the castles, ruins, churches and cathedrals they visit. On 4 October they head for Vienna to live for the winter where she attempted music lessons, consorted with Madame de Peschier, got whooping cough for two-three months, participated in the Carnival's children's masquerade, and describes the jewels and clock in the royal treasury, menagerie, and armory.
On 5 May 1823 they move to Baden-Baden for the summer. They visit Luxembourg, and she has a short stint at learning German but her aunt thought she should attend to her music instead. She describes palaces, vineyards, the Black Forest, and the falls of the Rhine. On 25 July they leave Baden-Baden and travel through Bavaria to Prague and Carlsbad. They head to Italy on 12 September via Ratisbon [Regensburg] where they viewed a cathedral and gardens, passed through the Alps and Innsbruck, and spent a few days in Bolsena.
On 2 October they left for Trento, Valsugana, then crossed treacherous mountain torrents to get to Maestre where they "embarked in a gondola which is a melancholy boat more like a hearse than anything else" bound for Venice, "the curiosities which take several days to see." In Venice they visit churches, the Doge's Palace dungeons, art museums, and gardens. They travel back to Maestre on 13 October on the way to Padua but get stuck between two washed out bridges which she describes in great detail when the journal ends abruptly.
- Peschier, Madame de.
- Warington, Elisa, 1815-—Diaries
- Zakaryensny, Helene
- Alps—Description and travel—19th century
- Austria—Description and travel—19th century
- Baden-Baden (Germany)—Description and travel—19th century
- Regensburg (Germany)—Description and travel—19th century
- Venice (Italy)—Description and travel—19th century
- Vienna (Austria)—Description and travel—19th century
- In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. (#2000-0251R/A-S/Mss. book)
Inscribed "Donné par Helene de Zakaryensny neé Comtess Samoyloff à sa petite amie Elisa Warington. Vienne le 15 Octobre 1822" and "In Compliment to my kind Friend's acceptable present I commenced transcribing my journal from my loose scraps on the 16th Oct. 1822. E. Warington. Aged 7 years, Jan. 5, 1822."
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased from Henry Bristow, 2000.
- Administrative History:
- Elisa Warington was born in January 1815; she resided in London, England.
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