The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21). rn VOLUME XVII. Later National Literature, Part II.

XIV. Travellers and Explorers, 1846–1900

§ 32. Many Lands

Charles Augustus Stoddard was another ubiquitous traveller whose works are difficult to classify in one group. His Across Russia from the Baltic to the Danube (1891) takes us into rather out-of-the-way paths, and then he strikes for Spanish Cities with Glimpses of Gibraltar and Tangier (1892), only to jump to Beyond the Rockies (1894), with A Spring Journey in California (1895) and some Cruising in the Caribbees the same year.

Albert Payson Terhune shows us Syria from the Saddle (1896) with his customary virility; John Bell Bouton takes us Roundabout to Moscow (1887), where we instinctively think of George Kennan and his The Siberian Exile System (1891) and follow him into Tent Life in Siberia through two editions, 1871 and 1910. From there we run back On Canada’s Frontier (1892) with Julian Ralph, and then Down Historic Waterways (1888) with Reuben Gold Thwaites, who also leads us On the Storied Ohio (1897), after which he holds up the mirror to previous travellers in thirty-two volumes of Early Western Travels (1904–06). If we are interested in botany, there is Bradford Torrey, who contributed to Reports on Western exploration, and wrote independently A Florida Sketch Book (1894), Spring Notes from Tennessee (1895), and Footing it in Franconia (1901).