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Collection of Anna C. Sullivan

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS B175


This collection consists of the travel journal of Anna C. Sullivan, which details her trip to Europe at the onset of World War I. The journal also includes a description of her trip to New England and Canada and contains contact information and other notes. A world map found folded and inserted loose at the back of the volume is included.


  • Creation: 1914 - 1920


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Anna C. Sullivan

Anna C. Sullivan was born July 2, 1848. She wrote of "Pa" [her father] and Margaret Sullivan as travel companions on her trip to Europe. Sullivan also described going to see her Aunty Jo and Uncle Dick in Long Island City.


1 volume (+ 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a handwritten travel journal titled "My Trip Abroad" which was kept by Anna C. Sullivan as she and her family traveled to Europe. The bulk of the journal was written between July and August, 1914 as World War I began. The journal details traveling to various destinations from Massachusetts to Europe, including Dublin, Ireland, London, England, and Paris, France, as well as the voyage on the S.S. Minnewaska to and from the United States. The journal is signed by the ship's captain, Thomas F. Gates. Sullivan also comments on the environment in Europe at the brink of World War I.

The second part of the journal describes Sullivan's trip to New York, Massachusetts, and Canada in 1920 where she visited relatives and went sightseeing. The manuscript includes a description of a surprise birthday party held in her honor. It also contains a directory of contact information and a short poem. A large-format world map was found folded and loosely inserted at the back of the volume.

Physical Location

MS B175

Physical Location

MS R11

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2011

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related materials such as biographical files, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Anna C. Sullivan Collection
Collection of Anna C. Sullivan
Finding aid prepared by cmh, 2011
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Preferred citation
Anna C. Sullivan Collection, Department of Special Collections, MS B175, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States