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Catalog Number 2015.02.0001
Object Name Journal
Date 1820
Title A Journal of Travels by Orlando Brown, Nassau Hall, April 10. 1820
Scope & Content A 153-page journal kept by Orlando Brown when he was in college at Princeton University. Orlando chronicles his journey to New York state and New York City. His trip takes place while he is on a break from school.

He is at first prejuidiced of many Yankees that he meets but determines at the end of the journal that his mind has been freed of such prejuidices. He is traveling with fellow students Clay and Macon. While in NYC, he sees Aaron Burr on the street and discusses how he was a great man. He also discusses buying dueling pistols in NYC, a "brace of Horseman's pistols." He said he purchased them for several reasons: "They were cheap, for the purpose of affording me amusement by shooting at a mark when I would get tired of studying during the ensuing session, and for the sake of protection when I returned home in the fall"

Orlando signs it again in the back."Orlando Brown, Frankfort, Kentucky"

The maker of the journal is also in the back:
"Prior and Dunning, Staioners, No. 111 Water-street, New-York. N.B. Binding executed with neatness and despatch"

Transcription available upon request.
People Orlando Brown
Aaron Burr
Search Terms New York, NY
Princeton