Consists of a single diary kept by Mary Allison Pardee recording part of her travels in Europe with her husband Ario Pardee, Jr. from May 10-August 27, 1871. The leather-bound volume contains 182 pages. Photographs purchased by Mary during her travels are integrated into the handwritten account with the photographs inserted into notches carefully cut into the pages. There are ninety-one photographs and one engraving. The diary contains both Mary’s mundane observations on the weather and the suitability of food and lodging, as well as descriptions of the beautiful landscapes and architecture that she observed on her travels.