Abbott, Jane, Diary, 30 June-2 July 1914

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Description: 
pages 26-27
Case Study: 
An American in Vienna on the Outbreak of the First World War: Jane Abbott’s Diary
Creator: 
Abbott, Jane
Source: 
diary
Date: 
30 June-2 July 1914
Place: Wien (Vienna)
Collection/Fonds: 
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
00000497
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

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[page] 27
2 July
Met Mrs. Lewis. We rode to the Stadtpark where Mr. Lewis met us. …We who had been such dear friends for so many years were on the same continent and if trouble came could call on each other. Had ice cream, not like ours, with whipped cream on top. Strawberry very nice and wafers at the café. We saw the best dressed and most interesting people whom we have seen in parks. After supper Donald told me there had been a letter from Ruth with the sad news that George had stricken with apoplexy – terribly anxious but Don said it might not be fatal. We went down to the Ring to see the procession, the bringing home the bodies of Ferdinand and Sophie. Stood packed in like sardines for at least an hour before they passed, train from Trieste came about ten. A mass of people along the route. Mounted police cavalry