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SUSAN BREWER THOMAS #100travelHERS | by sandrakaybee
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Birth: 1793; Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Death: ?

Occupation: Teacher and administrator at several schools in Alabama and Mississippi


Notable journeys: In 1857, Thomas went alone to England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Greece, and Austria. Her solo journey is significant because she was over the age of 60.


Notable work: Travels in Europe, Egypt, and Palestine 1860


Quote: “I quite agree with Miss Martineau, that one of the greatest nuisances in travelling is keeping a journal. One is far more disposed to lie down and rest, after a fatiguing ride of eight or nine hours on a camel, beneath a burning sun; then — having made a hasty toilette — to take out one’s writing’s materials. I persevered, however, and rejoice that I did so.”

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