Irene Dobbs’ European Travel Diary, vol. 7… Home Sweet Home!

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.

Saturday and Sunday, May 17- 18, 1952
Back in New York, Mr. and Mrs. Dobbs visited with family and friends and took in a show by Nat King Cole.

Click on the images to read Irene's entries

Click on the images to read Irene’s entries

Saturday, May 24, 1952
After leaving New York, the Dobbses drove down the East coast, stopping in New Jersey to visit a Masonic Lodge and in Durham, North Carolina and to stay with daughter Josephine’s family.  They finally arrived in Atlanta on May 24, glad to be home.


Previous diary entries:

Diary entry: vol. 1
Diary entry: vol. 2
Diary entry: vol. 3
Diary entry: vol. 4
Diary entry: vol. 5
Diary entry: vol. 6

Posted by Kristin E. Wanek

(Images from the John Wesley Dobbs Papers, Amistad Research Center.  May not be reproduced without permission.)


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