- Call number
- MssCol 4340
- Physical description
- 1 folder
- Preferred Citation
- A sketch of my travels in New Grenada in search of India rubber, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Manuscript diary of an unknown American describing his travels in Colombia in search of india rubber, ca. 1851. Records his journey from Cartagena, Colombia on 4 April [1851?] to Tolu, then to Honda via the Magdalena River and on horseback; his return to Cartagena; and side trips in search of rubber trees. Describes his experiences, including an attack of malaria; the countryside; Indian villages; and fellow travelers. Left Chagres (Panama) for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, where he awaited ship for New York.
Source of acquisitionGift;, 1962
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
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