Notes and Jottings from England to China 1893-1894
TRAVEL JOURNAL: Miss Turner
No Place No Publisher. 1893-1894.
Original leather bound journal; 9 by 12cm; 92 pages, with 41 watercolour or pen and ink drawings with accompanying manuscript text. The journal describes and illustrates the sea journey from England to China via Gibraltar, Malta, The Suez al, Aden, Ceylon and Penang, reaching Hong Kong on the 19th November 1893. Hong Kong Harbour: "The loveliest spot my eyes ever looked upon... Transparent green waters surrounded by hills rich in yellow, red and brown, with misty purple shadows". Miss Turner then travelled by canal house boat Hongchow, where it would appear she was to take up missionary work. "What a state these poor people must live in! Night after night, you hear guns & crackers being let up at intervals - to frighten away evil spirits! And just now - having sent their 'kitchen-gods' up to heaven for a week - the whole night is hideous with these noises - in self protection I suppose." Very good, all the images are fresh and the hand writing is legible. Spine of the journal defective.