In his letters to his daughters, Legh Richardson, writing in the early 1800’s, gives his daughters advice for the times when they travel. He counsels them on "Journeyings":
Cultivate knowledge as you travel.
History, antiquities–in cities, towns, churches, castles, ruins, etc.
Natural history – in plants, earths, stones, minerals, animals, etc.
Picturesque taste–in landscape scenery and all its boundless combinations.
Cultivate good-humored contentment, in all the little inconveniences incident to inns, roads, weather, etc.
Cultivate a deep and grateful sense of power, wisdom, and goodness of God, in creation and providence, as successively presented to your notice from place to place.
Keep diaries and memoranda of daily events, places, persons, objects, conversations, sermons, public meetings, beauties, wonders, and mercies, as you travel. Be minute and faithful.
Ask many questions of such as can afford useful information as to what you see.
Write your diary daily; delays are very prejudicial. You owe a diary to yourself, to your friends left at home, and to your father, who gives you the pleasure and profit of the journey.
~Letters & Counsels by Legh Richmond, p.24-25
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