Tour of Europe and the Holy Land aboard the Quaker City
“Itinerary of the Quaker City Excursion, (MTDP 00308).” In Mark Twain’s Letters, 1867–1868. Edited by Harriet Elinor Smith, Richard Bucci, and Lin Salamo. Mark Twain Project Online. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press. 1990, 2007. , accessed 2020-12-08.
Return to ConstantinopleFri Aug 30, 1867
30 Aug QC arrived at Constantinople, at daybreak.
Touring ConstantinopleTue Sep 03, 1867
3 Sept QC party, probably including SLC,10 visited Scutari during the day; QC departed Constantinople, 10:00 p.m.
Quaker City Arrives SmyrnaThu Sep 05, 1867
5 Sept QC arrived at Smyrna, 10:00 a.m.
Visit Ephesus then Depart SmyrnaFri Sep 06, 1867
6 Sept Large QC party, including SLC, visited Ephesus during the day; QC departed Smyrna, 11:00 p.m.
Quaker City Arrives at BeirutTue Sep 10, 1867
10 Sept QC arrived at Beirut before daylight.
Starting out on The Long TripWed Sep 11, 1867
11 Sept SLC and companions11 departed Beirut on horseback, 3:00 p.m., camping that night ten or twelve miles east of the city.
Temnin el FokaThu Sep 12, 1867
12 Sept SLC and companions broke camp, 6:30 a.m., and stayed that night in the Lebanon valley at Temnin el Foka, near Zahlah, about two-thirds of the way between Beirut and Baalbek.
Baalbek and Sirghāyā.Fri Sep 13, 1867
13 Sept SLC and companions broke camp, 6:30 a.m., visited Baalbek, returned south, and camped that night at Sirghāyā.
DamascusSat Sep 14, 1867
14 Sept SLC and companions arrived in Damascus at sunset.
Quaker City Departs BeirutSun Sep 15, 1867
15 Sept QC departed Beirut at midnight.