Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cruise of the Celtic

I stumbled on this during the last week. William and Ada Harshaw were part of a cruise to the Mediterranean and the Holy Land in 1902. There were about 800 people, many ministers included including Josiah Strong, an early Social Gospel leader, on board the Celtic, which seems to have been one of the newest and best steamships afloat at that time. As a souvenir, different people (mostly ministers) did pieces describing their visits to the various ports and points of interest (Gibraltar, Algiers, Athens, Constantionople, Haifa (Holy Land), Egypt, Luxor, Rome, Florence and London among them). This was assembled into a souvenir volume, which is now on Google Books: The cruise of the Celtic around the Mediterranean, 1902: Souvenir volume

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