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Elizabeth Sinkler Coxe S Tales From The Grand Tour 1890 1910

Author : Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq
ISBN : 9781611172102
Genre : Travel
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The international adventures of a southern widow turned patron of historical discovery, Elizabeth Sinkler Coxe's Tales from the Grand Tour, 1890–1910 is a travelogue of captivating episodes in exotic lands as experienced by an intrepid American aristocrat and her son at the dawn of the twentieth century. A member of the prominent Sinkler family of Charleston and Philadelphia, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sinkler married into Philadelphia's wealthy Coxe family in 1870. Widowed just three years later, she dedicated herself to a lifelong pursuit of philanthropy, intellectual endeavor, and extensive travel. Heeding the call of their dauntless adventuresome spirits, Lizzie and her son, Eckley, set sail in 1890 on a series of odysseys that took them from the United States to Cairo, Luxor, Khartoum, Algiers, Istanbul, Naples, Vichy, and Athens. The Coxes not only visited the sites and monuments of ancient civilizations but also participated in digs, funded entire expeditions, and ultimately subsidized the creation of the Coxe Wing of Ancient History at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. A prolific correspondent, Lizzie conscientiously recorded her adventures abroad in lively prose that captures the surreal exhilarations and harsh realities of traversing the known and barely known worlds of Africa and the Middle East. She journeyed through foreign lands with various nieces in tow to expose them to the educational and social benefits of the Grand Tour. Her letters and recollections are complemented by numerous photographs and several original watercolor paintings.
Category: Travel

Controversy And Hope

Author : Julian Cox
ISBN : UCSD:31822040882995
Genre : Photography
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"In cooperation with the estate of James Karales and Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston."
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Between North And South

Author : Emily Wharton Sinkler
ISBN : 1570034125
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The daughter of a Philadelphia lawyer, Emily Wharton married Charles Sinkler in 1842 and moved to Eutaw Plantation, a cotton plantation on the Santee River sixty miles from Charleston. Her letters to family members in Philadelphia provide a window into the antebellum South and South Carolina during the Civil War.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

An Antebellum Plantation Household

Author : Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq
ISBN : 1570036349
Genre : Cooking
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This receipt book provides a flavorful record of plantation cooking, folk medicine, travel, and social life in the antebellum South, with 82 recently discovered additional receipts.
Category: Cooking

A Grand Tour Of Gardens

Author : Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq
ISBN : 9781611171778
Genre : Gardening
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From Italy to Switzerland, Germany to Spain, and Philadelphia to New Orleans, Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq describes the beauty of different historic gardens in this collection of essays. A Grand Tour of Gardens: Traveling in Beauty through Western Europe and the United States showcases her excursions to historic gardens around the world. Through her own experiences LeClercq enables the garden adventurer to anticipate the world of color, design, and horticulture in each magnificent garden described here. The essays in A Grand Tour of Gardens are filled with history, plant lore, anecdote, and high-society gossip of the most famous public and private gardens of the United States and Europe. A Grand Tour of Gardens begins with an essay by LeClercq's mother, the late Emily Whaley. "Gardening as Art and Entertainment" discusses Whaley's iconic garden on Church Street in Charleston, South Carolina, and its other gardens that she knew and describes here. For every garden visited, LeClercq vividly details new combinations of horticultural art forms and enlivens the reader's imagination. Traveling to Claude Monet's Garden at Giverny, France; Frederick Law Olmstead's Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina; and the garden of Beatrice Rothschild on the Cote d'Azure, LeClercq features these gardens in words and illustrations. A Grand Tour of Gardens serves as a roadmap for viewing gardens worldwide and provides a set of rubrics for assessing design elements of each garden. The tips shared in these essays provide a visitor with the tools for deciphering the "language" of a nursery. In eight fun-filled chapters, A Grand Tour of Gardens takes the reader on a worldwide visit to the discovery of historic gardens as a source of art, inspiration, and entertainment.
Category: Gardening

Clergymen And Chiefs

Author : Alexander McQueen Quattlebaum
ISBN : 0971978417
Genre : History
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In 1962, Alexander McQueen Quattlebaum first visited the Isle of Skye, off the west coast of Scotland. After surveying the land and finding it a stark contrast to the fertile fields of South Carolina's lowcountry, he understood why, after generations, his forbears had chosen to leave the Scottish isle and cross the Atlantic. However, over the next two decades he made annual visits to Scotland and slowly uncovered the rich history of the MacQueen and Macfarlane families.
Category: History

Abraham Lincoln

Author : Allen C. Guelzo
ISBN : 0802842933
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This biography of the sixteenth president explores Lincoln's life and political career along with insights into his philosophy, religious views, and moral character.
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The Private Memoirs And Confessions Of A Justified Sinner

Author : James Hogg
ISBN : BSB:BSB10265058
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Considered in turn a Gothic novel, a psychological case study of an unreliable narrator, and an examination of totalitarian thought, the ultimately unclassifiable novel is set in a pseudo-Christian world of angels, devils, and demonic possession. It has been the subject of increasing critical attention in recent years, and has received wide acclaim for its probing quest into the nature of religious fanaticism and Calvinist predestination. It is written in English, with Scots appearing mainly in dialogue.