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Title Journals [manuscript]: West Indies and Mexico, 1824 Feb. 27-1834 Aug. 26
Author Brodie, John Pringle (1807-1869)
Document Type Travel Journal; Diary
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Two journals concerning Brodie’s travels in the West Indies and Mexico between 1824 and 1832. Journal (1824-1832) documents Brodie’s 1824 voyage from Scotland to Mexico via the West Indies aboard the brig Jane. Brodie also includes a brief description, dated May 10, 1832, of a trip from Guadalajara to Tepic, with stops at Amatitán, Tequila, and La Magdalena on May 11. The first volume of Brodie’s second journal (1831-1832) has two parts: one contains unfinished notes from June 26, 1831 on his journey from Guadalajara to Guanajuato; the other is a description of his travels from Guadalajara to San Blas and on to Guaymas in the Gulf of California, from May 10-13, 1832. The second volume picks up the description of the Guadalajara-San Blas trip, providing additional notes from May 13-August 26, 1832. Throughout the journals, Brodie describes the countryside and towns he encounters; climate; flora and fauna; the customs, dances, and dress of the Indians of the region, especially the Yaquis and the Opatas; and his fellow travelers.
Places Vera Cruz, Guadalajara, Tepic, Amatitán, Tequila, La Magdalena, Guanajuato, San Blas, Guaymas, Mexico
Keywords travel, travelogue, personal account, observation, expedition, transportation, dance, dress, Mexican, subsistence
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southwest, Mesoamerica
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1047
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue