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ADELINE TAFTON #100travelHERS | by sandrakaybee
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Birth: 1842

Death: 1920?

Occupation: Novelist, Christian magazine columnist


Notable journeys: Around 1870, completed an extensive grand tour of Europe with a friend known as “Mrs. K.” Her memoir of the trip became a notable bestseller, dubbed “One of the most bright, chatty, wide-awake books of travel ever written.”


Notable work: An American Girl Abroad, Dorothy’s Experience


Quote: “[The] opportunity of coming face to face with the people in whose country you chance to be, of hearing and answering their strange questions in regard to our government, our manners and customs, as well as in displaying our own ignorance in regard to their institutions, in giving information and assistance when it is in our power, and in gratefully receiving the same from others,—all this constitutes one of the greatest pleasures of journeying.”

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Uploaded on February 7, 2017