|Title||Diary of Alfred F. Conard, 1879|
|Creator||Conard, Alfred F.|
|Scope & Content||
Diary of Alfred F. Conard, 1879. Trip to Europe in search of new roses. describes parks and attractions in London. Details his visit to Hampton Court and the flowers and plants he found at the 400 year old castle.
Took a steamer to the Kew (?) Garden to study all the fine trees planted. The gardens are known for the effort that has been made to grow every known tree and plant of the world - properly named and classified.
Explores the London countryside, visiting many establishments that grow various plants. Visited Ireland and Scotland and then to Paris. Toured Dublin but was not impressed with the city and glad to leave it. Heading for Belfast. Described the Irish farming culture as poorly run by tenants. Arriving at Belfast he finds the opposite.
Arrives in Scotland and is favorably impressed of any place he has seen. Reminds him of his home in PA. Details his trip to Paris by railroad and crossing the English Channel.