Julia M Ellison Travel Journal June 16, 1909 – Feb 14, 1910
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Abstract: Julia M Hatch (1850-1916), the daughter of Rev Samuel & Julia (Bradford) Hatch, was born in Kentucky and raised in Canton, MO. She attended Christian College, Columbia, MO, then married Kirksville attorney and future judge Andrew Ellison in 1869 and spent the rest of her life in his home town. Mrs Ellison was very active in the women’s clubs of Kirksville, including Colonial Dames, Daughters of the American Revolution and Sojourner’s Club. She was officer in all three of these organizations and an organizing member of the last.
In the summer of 1909, Mrs Ellison made a “spur of the moment” decision to take an extended European trip. This 150 page journal is the diary of a portion of that trip.
The first entry, June 16, 1909, was written mid-ocean aboard The President Lincoln of the Hamburg-American Line, and recounts the events leading up to her "unexpected" trip as well as what occurred from the time she left home on June 5 to the date of writing. Mrs Ellison began her tour from Berlin, stopping for a few days in Warsaw before spending a little over a week in Russia (Moscow & St Petersburg). She went from there to Helsinki, spent another few days in Sweden (Stockholm & Golinberg) then took a month’s tour of Norway. From mid August to the first of October, she lived in Berlin then moved to Dresden where she remained the rest of the winter.
The last page of the journal contains addresses for George Schultz, London, England; F Schultz, Huyton, Lancashire, England; D W Scarisbrick, Liverpool, England; and Mrs Alfred A Stoneberger, Paris, France.
 A page has been cut from the middle of two entries. There seems to be nothing missing from the June 22 entry written in Berlin; the sentence continues its flow from one page to the next despite the removed page in between. (Mrs Ellison possibly made a "mess" and decided to tear it out and start over.) Part of the narrative was definitely removed when the page was cut from the Aug 1 entry at Förde, Norway. Wording on the following page gives the impression that it included something which Mrs Ellison regretted writing.
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