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Title
John Hyslop diary
Names
Hyslop, John, 1827-1911 (Creator)
Collection

John Hyslop diary

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1793
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1472
Topics
Bakers
Connecticut River Valley -- Description and travel
Liverpool (England) -- Description and travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 18th century
Scotland -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 18th century
Springfield (Mass.) -- Description and travel
Scots -- United States -- Diaries
Genres
Diaries
memoirs
Notes
Biographical/historical: John Hyslop was a Scottish baker who emigrated to New York in 1793.
Content: The John Hyslop diary, dated 1793, records his journey from New York City to Springfield, Massachusetts, and his sojourn there, during the months of June and July. Hyslop traveled by sloop from New York City up the Connecticut River to Hartford, Connecticut, stopping at towns along the way. He continued by coach to Springfield and remained there for a month, working for a baker. The volume also contains a brief narrative of his life in Scotland and England, and his arrival in New York, as well as lists of his clothing and books. In June, 1793, John Hyslop obtained a job with Nathaniel Eaton, a baker in Springfield, Massachusetts. He sailed from New York on June 14, 1793 and arrived in Springfield on June 22. He left one month later. The first few pages of trip details are followed by an account of his life, from his indenture to William Hyslop, a baker in Dumfries, Scotland, up to his employment with Eaton. He describes his attempts to build a career in Liverpool, England; his decision to emigrate and his departure for America in March, 1793; and his employment in New York following a rough voyage. The volume also contains a loose segment recording his impressions of Connecticut River towns visited: Middletown, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, Hartford, and Springfield. An incomplete entry for Norwich and Norwich Landing follows. Relatives mentioned in the volume include his brother Herbert and cousin Robert Hyslop.
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation
Physical Description
Extent: .1 linear feet 1 folder
Description
John Hyslop was a Scottish baker who emigrated to New York in 1793. The John Hyslop diary, dated 1793, records his journey from New York City to Springfield, Massachusetts, and his sojourn there, during the months of June and July. Hyslop traveled by sloop from New York City up the Connecticut River to Hartford, Connecticut, stopping at towns along the way. He continued by coach to Springfield and remained there for a month, working for a baker. The volume also contains a brief narrative of his life in Scotland and England, and his arrival in New York, as well as lists of his clothing and books.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19073424
MSS Unit ID: 1472
Archives collections id: archives_collections_1472
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1a22c260-a0fe-0133-f5e0-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1793: Created
  • 1827: Creator Born
  • 1911: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "John Hyslop diary" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1793. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/55aff580-a8e6-0133-038d-00505686d14e

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "John Hyslop diary" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 14, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/55aff580-a8e6-0133-038d-00505686d14e

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1793). John Hyslop diary Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/55aff580-a8e6-0133-038d-00505686d14e

Wikipedia Citation

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John Hyslop diary