|Creator:||Willcox, Cyprian Porter, 1822-1897|
|Title:||Cyprian Porter Willcox diaries|
|Quantity:||0.6 Linear feet ( 2 volumes in 1 oversized box; housed with minor collections MS 98 and MS99)|
|A few entries are in French.|
Cyprian Porter Willcox (1822-1897), educator at the University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.) from 1872-1897, born in Sparta, Georgia.
The collection consists of two diaries of Cyprian Porter Willcox from 1848, 1852-1854. The first diary consists of entries from July - September 1848 discussing the French Revolution of 1848; the succeeding Republic government; and military and political issues of Prussia, Germany, Italy and the United States, including the slavery issue. Part of the volume outlines the history of the United States, including the founding of the original colonies and the revolution of 1776.
Willcox's second diary, from April 1852 - September 1854, details his trip through Europe including travels in Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, and Switzerland. He discusses time spent in cities and regions including Valencia, Madrid, Cadiz, and Granada, Spain; Marseilles and Paris, France; Munich, Berlin, Augsburg, and Banburg, Germany; and Copenhagen, Denmark. The entries for the various cities and regions vary in concentration and detail, but often include observations on architecture, the characteristics of the area, accommodations, weather, food, and people. The entry for Madrid includes a lengthy discourse on a bullfight Willcox attended.
Arranged in chronological order.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Cyprian Porter Willcox diaries, MS 98. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.