This blog series details Fanny’s journey, begun at the age of 18, on her family’s two year Grand Tour of Europe. The story is told from her point of view, largely drawing on her own words from the six daily journals that she kept,which are now part of the collections at the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historical Site. Across the Atlantic, Fanny explores the art and culture of Europe and meets people who will influence the course of her life.
Follow along through posts tagged “Travelogue,” or jump through the posts below.
- Fanny Sets Sail, November 16, 1835
- “A Child of the Tempest!”
- C’est magnifique!: Fanny Explores France, December 1835
- “A Universe of New Sensations”: Fanny Explores Paris
- An “Eternal Holyday of Taste and Magnificence”: Fanny Explores the Art World of Paris
Editorial Note: Transcriptions have been made as faithfully as possible. Fanny’s original mistakes are noted with [sic], transcribers’ uncertainties are noted with [?], and clarifying comments are added in [square brackets]. For the sake of reading clarity, in this text her punctuation has been standardized and ampersands have been written out as “and.”