N.p. [New York]: 1914.
Unpublished and presumably issued in just a handful of copies. Illustrated with 85 original photographs (3 x 5 inches) on gray paper mounts. 159 pp. typed on rectos only (carbon typescript with occasional typed corrections). 1 vols. 4to. Twombly Canoe Trip, August 1914. Tan buckram titled in gilt on upper board. Spine worn, some insect damage to cloth, sound, internally fresh Item #313779
Wonderful, abundantly illustrated account of a canoeing and fishing trip through the Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, compiled from the diaries of the participants: Henry Bancroft Twombly (“the Squire”) and two “newly fledged lawyers,” his son Edward Bancroft Twombly (Yale 1912) and Theodore Stanwood Kenyon. Father and son were both members of Skull & Bones during their respective years at Yale. Henry Bancroft Twombly was the nephew of Hamilton McKown Twombly and Florence Vanderbilt Twombly of Florham. Hamilton Twombly had died in 1910, disconsolate after his only son Hamilton Jr. drowned during a camping trip in New Hampshire in 1906. From Summit, N.J., the trio set out for Ottawa and then along the rail line to the Algonquin Provincial Park, where their guide Don Tobin awaited them. Against a backdrop of unease over the war clouds in Europe, the group canoed through lakes and streams, portaging where necessary, camping, fishing, and enjoying the rugged life. The Algonquin Park had been established in the 1890s and two large hotels had attracted one kind of visitor. The Twombly party were determined to avoid the crowds and seek out the more isolated reaches. The illustrations are snapshots taken along the way, showing scenery, camp life, canoeing, fishing (with displays of trout), and occasional clowning. An interesting and evocative record of a vanished world.
RARE and POSSIBLY UNIQUE.
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