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Mercy Van Vlack travel diary

Identifier: ahc.MSS888f

Scope and Content

This collection contains a diary used by Mercy Van Vlack to document missionary trips she took with her husband. She wrote about travel conditions and described what they saw in each city they passed through, recounting in particular detail major cities such as London, Paris, Constantinople, and Port Said. The diary contains a note claiming that it may be a transcription and/or an abridgement of an unknown original.


  • 1911-1916, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Mercy Dye Van Vlack (1885-1964) was born in Villanova, New York, to Newell E. Dye (1851-1927) and Louise Z. Parsons Dye (1852-1941). In 1910 she married Dr. Hall G. Van Vlack (1885-1963) and they moved to Jamestown, New York, where they had three children: Norman Parsons Van Vlack (1913-2004), Louise A. Nobbs (1915-1983), and Hall G. Van Vlack, Jr. (1918-1978). Additional biographical information about Mercy Dye Van Vlack has not been determined.


1 folder(s)



Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.
Mercy Van Vlack travel diary
Kurt List
May 2019
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Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305