LUCY SEAMAN BAINBRIDGE #100travelHERS
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Birth: January 18, 1842; Cleveland, Ohio
Death: November 19, 1928; New York City
Occupation: Civil War nurse (nicknamed “Sister Ohio”), public lecturer, mission administrator, travel writer for The Providence Daily Journal, author of four books
Notable journeys: Left Providence, Rhode Island, on New Year’s Day 1879 to begin her first of two trips around the world with her husband. The first trip lasted two years and included stops in Japan, China, Burma, India, Egypt, “The Holy Land,” Germany, Paris, and England.
Notable work: Jewels from the Orient; Round the World Letters
Quote: “There is nothing like travel to teach one to appreciate the right of opinion in others and bring one to realize what a mote he really is in the vast shifting sands of the humanity of our great world.”