CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3179/4
Alt Ref No64
TitleTravel journals and slides
Date1920s - 1970s
Extent5 boxes
Administrative HistoryMary Esslemont loved travelling and pursued this interest throughout her lifetime, in both a professional capacity, and privately. She visited the Far East in the 1920s, eastern Europe in the late 1930s, and between 1950 and 1975 travelled widely on all continents, usually as a member of an official delegation or medical party. In 1956 she was one of a party of six British doctors invited into Russia by the Russian government.

Through her work with the United Nations, the Soroptimists, and other international organistations, she made and maintained a wide circle of friends and colleagues in many countries.
DescriptionThe series contains itineraries, travel journals and slides from Mary Esslemont's business trips and holidays, 1920s-1970s. In these trips, she often combined business with pleasure, and her journals tend to contain a mixture of conference notes, with details of people, places, food, customs and travel arrangements. They often contain descriptions of medical, educational and social establishments visited, and occasionally also include notes for talks and addresses.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
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