NELLIE SIMS BECKMAN #100travelHERS
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Birth/Death: ?; buried in Sacramento, California
Occupation: Writer, political wife
Notably journeys: Starting in 1900, spent eighteen months traveling extensively in Europe and the Middle East with an unnamed friend to celebrate the turn of the century. It’s possible Beckman traveled abroad once before this trip.
Notable work: Backsheesh: A Woman’s Wandering; Memory’s Potlatches
Quote: “Surely it is worth something to have wandered in lands where the world’s greatest have lived and left their traces. The sound, ripe fruit of contentment is mine–for traveling has ever been more than anything else–a passion so great that it seems to me life beyond the grave will not be full or complete unless it be that Eternity means wandering from one fair world to another.”