Todd A. Herring Archival Collection

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In this hastily scrawled missive, Robert van Arsdale describes for his brother William his trip from France to Italy, which was delayed by a 10 day quarantine at the port in Italy due to cholera in Marseilles. The trip may have been a Grand Tour, a type of travel often undertaken by wealthy young men, but van Arsdale mentions his health is quickly improving, so he could have been traveling on doctor's orders. The van Arsdales were among the first families of New York; Robert went on to become a lawyer and an accomplished amateur astronomer. This item was included in the Scrawl and Order exhibit, http://lib.msstate.edu/exhibits/past/.

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Publication Date

1835

Time Period

1830-1839

Geographic Location

Italy

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text

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document

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MSS_658_Arsdale_to_Arsdale_1835a

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Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection

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Manuscripts

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Mississippi State University

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Letter, Robert Van Arsdale to William Van Arsdale, From Florence, Italy, 1835

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