MARGERY DEANE (MARIE J. DAVIS PITMAN) #100travelHERS
Birth: March 17, 1850; Hartwick, New York
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Death: November 20, 1888; Paris, France
Occupation: Children’s author, travel writer
Notable journeys: Collected children’s folklore from across Asia and Europe (published in 1877). Traveled across Europe in the early 1880s; stops included a Danube tour through Germany, Austria, and Hungary; Switzerland, Italy, France, and the Holy Land.
Notable work: European Breezes, which concludes with a remarkable chapter on travel logistics and prices for various European tours; Wonder-world Stories (co-written with Marie Pabke)
Quote: “Thank God for imagination! –that imagination which enables me, with shut eyes and ears, here in my own harbor, to drift on other waters, so distant that the night lingers longer in its coming to me after it has fall upon them.”