A Rare List of the Passengers of the "Quaker City" Excursion to the Holy Land

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A Rare List of the Passengers of the "Quaker City" Excursion to the Holy Land
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      Having visiting Horta, Gibraltar, Tangier, Marseilles, Paris, Genoa, Milan, Como, Venice, Florence, Leghorn, Rome, Naples, Athens, Constantinople, Russia, Smyrna, Ephesus, Beirut, Palestine, Jerusalem, Alexandria, Cairo, Spain and now Bermuda, the world's first luxury cruise was, this November 11-15, 1867, in its last port of call. This list names those distinguished passengers of the Quaker City as it harbored in St. George, Bermuda - albeit noting that a few of them had left the ship at Alexandria or elsewhere, and perhaps a Miss Langdon, may or may have joined them.

       

      Two of the names recorded, "Clemens, Saml. L., " of  "San Francisco, Cal." and the surmised "Miss Langdon" would, a century and a half later, be known by just about anyone who ever read a book by or about Mark Twain - which is to say, almost everyone in the United States, and then some. The very fact, though, that "Samuel L. Clemens", who wrote and then lived as "Mark Twain" for forty glorious years, even became a famous author, was because he chronicled the adventures, and skewered the foibles, of that band of pilgrims who graced what, to him, was a graceless excursion. The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrim's Progress: Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land, published in 1869, made use, and fun of, many of those named on the passenger list... "Dan" of Innocents was Daniel Slote of New York City, "Jack" was Jonathan A. Van Nostrand of Greenville, New Jersey, the "Doctor" was A.R. Jackson, M.D., of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania,  the "Oracle" was Dr. E. Andrews of Albany, New York, "Blucher" was F.H. Greer of Boston, Massachusetts, "Dr. B." was Dr. G. B. Birch of Hannibal, Missouri, and so on... making this passenger list not so much a travel document, but a literary relic.



      [Twain: Quaker City] Printed Document, being a list of the 74 passengers on board the Quaker City during its last port of call, in Bermuda; 1 page, quarto, printed on Queen Street, St. George, Bermuda, c. November 11-15, 1867. Very rare.

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      List of PASSENGERS---Steamer “Quaker City.”

      Allen, A. B………..New York City.
      Andrews, Dr. E.,…….Albany, N. Y.
      Barry, Maj. Jas. G. , . . . . .St. Louis, Mo.
      Beach, M. S. & Miss E. B. Brooklyn,NY
      Beckwith, Thos. S. . . . . Cleveland, Ohio.
      Bell, Mr. & Mrs. R. A. H. Portsmouth, ”  
      Birch, Dr. G. B. . . . . . . . . Hannibal, Mo.
      Bond, Mr. & Mrs. John W. and Miss
      Ada……………St. Paul, Min.
      Bond, Miss Mary E….Plaquemine, La.
      Brown, Dr. M. and Miss Kate L…Cir-
      cleville, Ohio.
      Bullard, Rev. Henry…Wayland, Mass.
      Chadeyne, Miss Carrie D. Jersey C’y, NJ
      Church, Wm. F……. Cincinatti [sic], Ohio.
      Clemens, Saml. L…San Francisco, Cal.
      Crane, Albert M. D. and Albert Jr.,
      New Orleans.
      Crocker, Mr. & Mrs. T.D. Clevel’d, Ohio
      Cutter, Bloodgood H..Little Neck, L.I.
      Davis, J. W……….New York City.
      Denny, Col. W. R…..Winchester, Va.
      Dimon, Mr. & Mrs. Fred… Norwalk, Ct.
      Duncan, Mr. C. C. Mr. Geo. and H. . . . 
      Brooklyn, N. Y.
      Fairbanks, Mrs. A. W . . Cleveland, Ohio.
      Foster, Col. J. H…….Pittsburgh, Pa.
      Gibson, Mr. & Mrs. Wm . . Jamesto’n, Pa.
      Green, Mrs. J. O.. Washington City, D.C.
      Greenwood, John Jr. . . New York City.
      Greer, F. H…………. Boston, Mass.
      Griswold, Mr. & Mrs. S. M.. Brookl’n, NY
      Haldeman, Hon. J. S…Harrisburg, Pa.
      Heiss, Goddard …… Philadelphia, Pa.
      Hoel, Capt. W. R… Waynesville, Ohio.
      Hutchinson, Revd. E. Carter, D. D., 
      Hyde, Hon. Jas. K. . . . .Hydeville,  Vt.
      Isham, John G……..Cincinatti [sic], Ohio.
      Jackson, A. R. M. D . . .Stroudsburg, Pa.
      James, Wm. E. . . . . . . .Brooklyn, N. Y.
      Jenkins, F. P. . . . . . . . . . .Boston, Mass. 
      Kinney, Col. Peter . . . Portsmouth, Ohio. 
      Krauss, Geo. W . . . . . . . .Harrisburg, Pa.
      Langdon, Chas. J. . . Elmira, New York.
      Larrowe, Mrs. Nina, . . San Francisco, C.
      Leary,  Dan’l D. . . . . . . New York City.
      Lee, Mrs. S. G. . . . . . . . Brooklyn, N. Y.
      Lockwood, Mr. & Mrs. E. K. . . . . Nor-
      walk, Ct.
      McDonald, Louis . . . . . . . . Bristol, Eng.
      Moody, Capt. Lucius . . . . Canton, N. Y.
      Moulton, Julius . . . . . . . . . St. Louis, Mo.
      Nelson,  Arba . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alton, Ills.
      Nesbit, Dr. B. B. . . . . . . .  Louisville, Ky.
      Nesbit, Thos. B. . . . . . . . . . . Fulton, Mo.
      Newell, Miss Julia . . . . Janesville, Wisc.
      Parsons, Samuel B. . . . . New York City.
      Payne, Dr. and Mrs. J. H. . . Boston, Ms.
      Quereau, Rev. G. W. . . . . . . Aurora, Ills.
      Sanford, S. N. . . . . . . . . Cleveland, Ohio.
      Serfaty, M. A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibraltar.
      Severance, Mr. & Mrs. S. L. . . . . Cleve-
      land, Ohio.
      Sexton, Nicholas . . . . . . New York City.
      Slote, Daniel . . . . . . . . . New York City.
      VanNostrand, Jno. A. . . Greenville, N.J
                                    ----
         ---Total 74, or, with the addition of 
      Miss Langdon who joins them here, a
      total of 75.  A few of these, however, 
      left the ship at Alexandria or elsewhere.
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      Printed at the Office of the “Coron[…]“ Queen Street, St. George’s, Bermuda.