6/5/1891 - 5/10/1895
Depart Heidelberg for LucerneSat Sep 05, 1891
September 5 Saturday – Sam’s notebook: Sept. 5. Left Heidelberg for Lucerne 8.50 a.m.
Depart Lucerne for InterlakenWed Sep 09, 1891
September 9 Wednesday – Left Lucerne by boat, 9.45 a.m. Left Alpnach in two carriages at 10.45. Lunched at the Lion d’Or, at 1. p.m.; passed through Brienz mid-afternoon; glimpsed a small white peak of the Jungfrau at 6.10; at 6.30 the vast pile was in full view & from then till 7.10 it was richly tinted with pink, the other mountains very dark, nearly black. Meantime, reached Victoria Hotel, Interlaken 6.30, September 10.
Trip to GrindelwaldFri Sep 11, 1891
September 11 Friday – Sam’s notebook (31 TS 5) reveals a side trip to Grindelwald, possibly on this day:
Depart Interlaken for GenevaMon Sep 14, 1891
September 14 Monday – Depart Interlaken and traveled back to Geneva, reaching there in the evening
Arrived OuchyThu Sep 17, 1891
September 17 Thursday – Sam’s notebook: “Arrived at Ouchy Thursday, Sept. 17—noon” [NB 31 TS 5]. The Clemens party took rooms at the Grand Hotel Beau Rivage, Ouchy, Lausanne on Lake Leman [MTB 924].
Leaves family in Ouchy and begins Rhone River TripSat Sep 19, 1891
September 19 Saturday –After installing the family in Ouchy, Sam left at 2 p.m. with Joseph Verey in the purchased boat and the first night stopped on an island in Lake Bourget, where they slept in the old castle of Châtillon in a room where Pope Celestin IV was born at the end of the eighth century [MTB 924; NB 31 TS 5-6; Aix-Les-Bains,etc.114 by Dr. Léon Brachet (1884) ].
On the Lake Bourget — just started.Sun Sep 20, 1891
Sunday, 11 a.m. On the lake Bourget — just started. The castle of Chatillon high overhead showing above the trees. The lake is smooth as glass — a brilliant sun is shining. Our boat is comfortable and shady with its awning.
Near the village of Port-de-Groslee, FranceMon Sep 21, 1891
September 21 Monday – Near the village of Port-de-Groslee, France at 4:15 p.m.
Below Villebois at NoonTue Sep 22, 1891
September 22 Tuesday – On the Rhone River below Villebois at Noon
Sam reaches Lyon, FranceWed Sep 23, 1891
September 23 Wednesday – Sam reaches Lyon, France