Sister Mary Cornelia Compiled Original Photographs, Clippings, Drawings. of a Trip in California, 1894 - 1895

By: Sister Mary Cornelia

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Book Condition: Very Good


A fascinating record of an adventurous tour by a nun, Sister Mary Cornelia from Mount Saint Mary, Manchester, New Hampshire, recording a Trip to Southern California in 1894. She recorded various places in California, Nevada, and New Mexico. Compiler: Sister Mary Cornelia (1834 - 1912)


Her scrapbook comprises photographs, photographic reproductions, clippings of drawings, and other pictorial matter with hundreds of images. Most of the photographic images are halftones, but there are some original albumen or early silver photographs.


The original photographs include views of the Los Angeles Court House; Ramona's House (a small copy photograph); Main Street Looking North with the L.A. Post Office; Los Angeles looking down Broadway from the Court House; San Gabriel Mission (another small copy photo); Los Angeles' Chinatown on a Saturday evening; a view of Redlands; Riverside; Hotel Rubio Music Hall, Los Angeles; Ribbon Rock Falls, Rubio Canyon; Great Incline on Mount Lowe Railroad; "City on the Mount" Mt. Lowe Ry., and a few others. Sister Mary Cornelia's journey started October 17th, 1894 and via Overland Route ended in Southern California. The last dated photo is "January 26, 1895 Evening in Chinatown". Most of the time Sister Mary Cornelia spent in Southern California (San Bernardino, Los Angeles, San Gabriel Mission, San Diego, Coronado, Long Beach, Redlands, Riverside, Mt. Lowe). She also visited Santa Fe (New Mexico), and Las Vegas. There are nine large original photographs (5 by 8 in.), two smaller photos, and seven small copy photos.


All of the original photographs are of Southern California. There are also dozens of clippings, the majority of them with captions done by Sister Mary Cornelia. She marked the hotel she stayed in, places she visited, such as Los Angeles Chinese "Kindergarten. Presbyterian Church, December 26, 1894", "Wife of Chinese Minister", and many more.


Gray scrapbook with hinged plates; 20 leaves, with matter glued to both sides. 24.5 by 18.5 cm; 9.75 by 7.25 in.), cloth with gilt lettering ("Scrap Book"). The book has a shelf lean; wear on the spine edge and corners; stain on edge of the front of a black substance.

Title: Sister Mary Cornelia Compiled Original Photographs, Clippings, Drawings. of a Trip in California, 1894 - 1895

Author Name: Sister Mary Cornelia

Illustrator: Sister Mary Cornelia

Categories: TRAVEL, GEOGRAPHY & EXPLORATION, MATERIAL & POPULAR CULTURE, EPHEMERA,

Publisher: New Hampshire, Self-published: 1895

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Scrapbook

Seller ID: 012290