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"Corrections of Journey in North America"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-014

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript by Joseph John Gurney, which lists corrections to the published manuscript, “Journey in North America, described in familiar letters to Amelia Opie.” Each page of the volume is numbered so that the corrections on each page match the corresponding page of the published version.


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Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Joseph John Gurney (1788-1847) was born at Earlham Hall, near Norwhich, England on August 2, 1788, the son of John and Catherine Gurney. In September 1817, he married Jane Birkbeck and the couple had two children. He was a Quaker minsiter and an influential prison reformer, and visited prisons in England, Ireland, and Scotland, and published writings concerning prison conditions. In September, 1827, he married Mary Fowler. He traveled to the United States, the West Indies, Canada, and Denmark during 1837. He again visited the U.S. in 1840, and made with John Adams and President Van Buren. Joseph John Gureny died in January, 1847 from a fall from his horse at age 59.


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Related Materials

BX7751.J85 A journey in North America, described in familiar letters to Ameila Opie.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.

"Corrections of Journey in North America," undated
Kara Flynn
December 2015
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