Robert Gilmor Travel Account, 1806-1807

South Caroliniana Library

This travel journal was originally conceived of as a way to assist the friends of Baltimore merchant Robert Gilmor in their future travels, with information about mileage and taverns along various routes. The narrative follows Gilmor’s journey from Maryland to South Carolina, with locations mentioned along the way including Richmond, Va., Raleigh, N.C., and Camden and Stateburg, S.C. In addition to travel notes on mileage to such destinations as Savannah, Ga., Philadelphia, Pa., and New York City and Albany, N.Y., there are pencil sketches depicting pastoral landscapes of such places such as the Susquehanna River and Richmond, Va.

Elizabeth Peele (MA English 2013) completed the digitization of the Gilmor journal and uploaded it into the content management system. Peele scanned the bound volume on the Avision bookedge scanner and completed the metadata using Dublin Core best practices. The work could not have been done without the help of Henry Fulmer of South Caroliniana Library, and Tony Branch, systems administrator for the CONTENTdm database.

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