Archive/Manuscript — 5.5 linear feet 5 flat boxes and 1 carton.
The materials consist primarily of Kenyan newspapers containing articles related to Barack Obama's trip to Kenya in July 2015. The trip was Obama's first to Kenya as President. Publications include the Daily Nation, People Daily, The Star, Sunday Nation, The Standard, and XNews, among others. Box 1 also contains a few American newspapers and two Kenyan magazines. Box 2 contains several newspapers published between 2011 and 2015 that contain articles related to Obama. Box 5 contains a flag with Obama's picture on it and the text "Welcome!!" Carton 6 contains 4 additional magazines, 4 CD's of Obama's speeches, a book "Obama a Mamma! 54 poems by Paul Ngotho; 2 key chains, 5 t-shirts and 1 hat.
In a small town on the Mexican border live two brothers, Don Fidencio and Don Celestino. Stubborn and independent, they now must face the facts: they are old, and they have let a family argument stand between them for too long. Don Celestino's good-natured housekeeper encourages him to make amends - while he still can. They secretly liberate Don Fidencio from his nursing home and travel into Mexico to solve the mystery at the heart of their dispute: the family legend of their grandfather's kidnapping. As the unlikely trio travels, the brothers learn it's never too late for a new beginning. With winsome prose and heartfelt humor, Oscar Casares's debut novel of family lost and found radiates with generosity and grace and confirms the arrival of a uniquely talented new writer. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
London : Printed for presentation to the members of the Roxburghe Club, 1999.
Book — xiii, 282 pages : maps, illustrations (some color), portraits ; 64 cm
Containing the text of the English translation of the Itinerario published in London by John Wolfe, 1598, and a facsimile of: Icones. Amstelreodami : apud Cornelium Nicolai, 1604.
Preface / by Harry Oppenheimer
Foreword by Ernst van den Boogaart
Modern curiosity and its beneficiaries : Linschoten, the nineteenth-century version ; Upbringing and the quest for patronage within a divided monarchy ; Servant of the Archbishop of Goa and observer of the Estado da India ; The homeward journey and the stay on Terceira ; City magistrate in the Dutch Republic
The moral map of Asia : Advertising the Itinerario: 'counterfeytsels', maps and text ; The code of the 'counterfeits from life' ; The 'counterfeits from life' as a sequence of instructive images
The scrapbook contains photographs, post cards, memorabilia, and commentary on four different trips, perhaps the most interesting being that to Mexico. She obtained a snapshot of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in front of their house in San Angel, and Rivera gave her an autograph which she placed beneath the photo.
Book — 1 journal (131 leaves) : paper ; 10 1/2 x 8 inches
The journal documents Scudder's 1906 trip around the world. The Oakland schoolboy decided to see the world two months after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Under false pretenses, the teenager obtained a position as a waiter on a steamer and headed out across the Pacific to Manila, where he jumped ship and spent two months in the Philippines. He then found work on another vessel, sailing to Singapore, Colombo (Sri Lanka), and other ports in the Pacific and Indian oceans. Passing through the Suez Canal, Scudder's ship proceeded past Gibraltar and into the Atlantic, arriving at Newport News, Virginia in early November. From there, he made his way back across country to California by train. The first 31 pages of the journal give an overview of his journey; the remaining 100 pages transcribe the journal he kept at the time, and includes a diagram of the harbor of Manila. Lengthy portions describe his time in the Philippines, with other segments dedicated to Honolulu, Guam, Singapore, Ceylon and Gibraltar. Working aboard ship for his passage, Scudder proudly admits that he started and finished his journay with only two dollars. [From dealer description]
New York : the Literary Guild, 1930. Rahway, N.J. : printed by Quinn & Boden Company, Inc., 1930.
Book — viii, 304 pages : including frontispiece, illustrations, plates ; 23 cm
The Englishman in the tropics
The New Hebrides
The Black republic
More than a travel book. It is also an intriguing historical document, a record of the places portrayed and an impression of the attitudes of the time. Hot Countries tells of a series of journeys in the Far East, the West Indies and the South Sea Islands when he was a young and light-hearted novelist seeking colour, romance and adventure. First published in 1930, this discursive and absorbing travel-book offers, as the author says, "a picture of a way of living that exists no longer."
Photo album of Ruth Goss's cross-country trip from California across the United States and back with her family (including Mom and Dad)—leaving from Davis on July 5, 1930. and not returning until September 7. Includes 264 original tipped-in photographs, each with a typed caption below, as well as other typed narrative text throughout (also seven photos once present now gone). The trip took them by rail across Canada (e.g., Lake Louise, Winnepeg), into Minnesota, Wisconsin, Chicago, Niagara Falls, New York City, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Washington—where she took “an air voyage over City of Washington” (with five snapshots); then by boat to New Orleans then train to St. Louis and across the plains to Denver and Colorado (Pike’s Peak), to Utah (Bryce Canyon), then to Los Angeles and Catalina Island, then train home. Also includes photos from a 10-day trip to Tahoe and Yosemite (begun the day after her initial retun home), ending up at San Francisco.
The Grand Tour diaries are in six volumes, and include original photographs, post cards, and various pieces of ephemera. The tour included the British Isles, France, Germany, and Italy. The other three volumes cover sentimental non-travel material.