Irene Dobbs’ European Travel Diary, vol. 2

From March 7th to May 8th, 1952, John Wesley Dobbs and his wife Irene traveled throughout Europe to visit with their daughter Mattiwilda.  It was the couple’s first trip to the continent.  Irene Dobbs’ travel diary records their experiences as they toured France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, and England.  

Tuesday, March 12, 1952

John Wesley and Irene Dobbs’ first destination was Cherbourg, France where they were met by Mattiwilda (or “Geekie” as she is known to the family).  They took a train to Paris where the Dobbs would spend two weeks sightseeing.  Irene wrote about seeing the Unesco Building, the United Nations, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and Versailles.

Click on the images to read Irene's entries.

Click on the images to read Irene’s entries.

 Sunday, March 30, 1952

The Dobbs traveled to Geneva and then Rome where Mr. and Mrs. Dobbs would part ways; he on a “flying trip” to Athens while Irene went on to Sorrento accompanied by Mattiwilda.

Previous diary entry:

Diary entry: vol. 1

Posted by Kristin E. Wanek

(Images from the John Wesley Dobbs Family papers.  May not be reproduced without permission.)


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