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Title Helen R. Beiser Notes on Emigration
Date 1806-1980
Document Type Manuscript
Reference SC 177, Folder 2
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Beiser Family Collection, 1806-1980
Description Documents written by Helen R. Beiser on emigration. Includes 'Traveling: Motives and Modes', 'Skeletons in the Closet', 'Christmas with Father', 'Life with Mother', 'Traveling: The Amenities' and 'Seeing the Sights: Natural Wonders'. The writings discuss emigration, her family history, and travel.
Series Description The papers consist of genealogical material compiled by Helen R. Beiser, diaries from her maternal grandfather, Wilhelm Hamer, and a series of short essays containing recollections from Helen Beiser's childhood and from visits abroad. Hamer's diaries document his family's voyage from Germany to Cape Town and include observations on fellow passengers, the ship and crew, and his expectations for a new life in South Africa. Other writings include an article on his perceptions of Cape Town, and a text from a German publication dealing with religious education.
Theme(s) Responses to Immigration; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Nationality German
People Beiser, Helen R
Keywords emigration, family, literature, history, women
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language German; English
Document(s) linked to Beiser Family Photographs
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania