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Martha Douglas Journal

Journal kept by Martha Douglas, youngest daughter of Sir James Douglas. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0678

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baggage rechecked for Niagara Lakes Michigan is a beautiful sheet of water. The weather still continuous fine. We waited 3 hours in Chicago. Had to drive & Sister Agnes bought some hats for the children, Jessy having lost her hat in the observation car. We bought a quantity of peaches, which we found delicious.

Saturday 24th. Last night we were ferried over at Detroit, in the morning we stopped at London were we got out & had breakfast. I did not see Helmouth College I don't think Amy would like the place. Passed Paris a small village not worthy the name of Paris. Arrived at Niagara this afternoon & crossed the suspension bridge in the train, not so frightful as we imagined ir would be. There are a great many fine private residences here & the grass & trees still retain their bright fresh green color. I can't make out how it is. Stayed at the Clipton House, quarters very comfortable.

Sunday 25th. Wrote home today and did not go church. Hired a carriage & went to the Canadian side crossed the Suspension bridge & obliged to pay toll. The Falls on the Canadian sides are too beautiful & magnificent to be described. To form any idea of the grandeur of the Falls people must go to see them. Weather still lovely

BC Archives, MS-0678 Box 1 File 6 / DOUGLAS, Sir James / Journal kept by Martha Douglas, 1872 - 1873.

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