Inventory of the Gladys Ryan Travel Diary 1929-1929 Ryan, Gladys, Travel Diary Mss. Acc. 2008.100

Inventory of the Gladys Ryan Travel Diary 1929-1929

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Accession Number Mss. Acc. 2008.100


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Gladys Ryan Travel Diary 1929
Alternate Extent Statement:
15.5 cm x 10.5 cm
Ryan, Gladys arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Gladys Ryan Travel Diary, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center on 00/00/2008.

Biographical Note

Gladys Ryan, probably from the Oakland, California area in 1929. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href=" Ryan"> Ryan</a>.

Scope and Contents

Diary of Gladys Ryan written during her trip to Europe. She begins her trip on a train from Oakland, California via Chicago to New York.  She sails June 25, 1929 on the Saturnia of the Casculisch line.  She describes life aboard the ship.  Her first stop is Algiers, then she visits Capri, Naples, Amalfi, Pompeii, Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Prague (where a man in a tavern spat at her and her friend), Munich, Lucerne, Interlaken and Montreaux.  She describes the tourist sites and the towns, even giving a little history of each area.  She also gives her opinion on the people, the cleanliness or dirtiness of the area, the hotels, prices and other things.  She tells of her evenings, which often include dancing and meeting locals.  While in Europe, she travels by train and bus.

Index Terms

    Genre/Form of Material:

  • Diaries
  • Geographic Name:

  • Europe--Description and travel.
  • Topical Term:

  • Women travelers--Diaries.
  • Women--Diaries.
  • Women--Travel.