A Young Dutchman Views Post-Civil War America: Diary of by Claude August Crommelin

By Claude August Crommelin

Now not lengthy after the tip of the yank Civil battle, a prosperous younger Dutchman through the identify of Claude August Crommelin launched into a travel of the younger kingdom, vacationing New England, the center Atlantic States, the higher Mississippi Valley, and the war-ravaged South. His relatives connections allowed him to fulfill very important humans, and his pursuits in undefined, politics, and public associations led him to monitor what others will possibly not have spotted. His meticulously saved magazine finds an inquisitive tourist with a prepared eye for element and a genial writing kind. to be had in English for the 1st time, Crommelin’s e-book offers an illuminating outsider's account of the U.S. at a pivotal element in its heritage.

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Kelloch, chief engineer and superintendent of the track of the Illinois Central, a couple of miles outside Chicago to a pumping engine. This machine pumps water from the Chicago River into the Illinois and Michigan Canal, which runs from here to La Salle, and connects the Chicago River with the From Chicago through Illinois and Northward to Minnesota 41 Illinois River, or to be more precise, Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River. The difference in level between the rivers and the canal is between eight and nine feet, and this engine has been erected to keep the canal full of water.

The situation of Cottage Lawn is lovely, with a very pretty view of the Hudson River. The beautiful spring day made my spirits rise, and I enjoyed the day. Toward 4 pm I departed by boat to New York. On 34th Street a boiler shop caught my eye, a store for steam boilers. All kinds of boilers were lying around. NB This morning I couldn’t have breakfast in the hotel, as on Sundays they start serving only at 8 am. I was lucky to buy some bread in a confectionary, as in the hotel they absolutely refused to give me anything.

At Rowsley—the railway station—I meet a lady and gentleman with the same expedition in mind, and together we are driven in an omnibus to Chatsworth. We are received by the porter, an archetypical servant of a great English family. After a short wait we are admitted and allowed to walk through the whole building, almost a royal residence in its splendor. The treasures of art that have been accumulated by the different dukes of Devonshire are stunning indeed. Best of all, however, is the collection of several hundreds of drawings of old masters, all hung behind glass in a well-Â�lit gallery.

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