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Travel Literature: Mexico
A Mexican coin minted in 1941
From the World Coin Collection
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Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. Other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives.


I. Manuscript and Archival
  • John L. Plyler Postcard Collection: contains 6 postcards from Mexico.
  • Diane Hopkins-Hughs Collection: contains National Geographic magazines from 1964 through 1980 describing various aspects of Mexican politics, cultures, and geography.
  • Robert Tucker Collection: slides, maps, postcards, and a handwritten travelogue from Robert Tucker's 1983 travels throughout the Mayan Yucatan.
II. Books and Published Materials
19th Century
  • Extracts from a Journal, written on the Coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico, in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, Basil Hall, 1825
  • Hall’s Voyages, Basil Hall, 1826-1827
  • Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, John Stephens, 1841
  • Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, John Stephens, 1843
  • Recollections of Mexico, Waddy Thompson, 1846
  • Scott’s Campaign in Mexico, Judge Moore, 1849
  • Eldorado, or, Adventures in the Path of Empire: comprising a Voyage to California via Panama, Life in San Francisco and Monterey, Pictures of the Gold Region, and experiences of Mexican Travel, 1850
  • The History of the Discovery and Settlement of America, William Robertson, 1855
  • Mexico and Life of the Conqueror Fernando Cortes, 2 volumes, from the Nations of the World multi-volume set, William H. Prescott, 1898
20th Century
  • Selected Letters of Anna Heyward Taylor, South Carolina Artist and World Traveler, by Edmund R. Taylor and Alexander Moore: Anna Heyward Taylor (1879–1956) traveled extensively during her lifetime, studying art in Europe and exploring the art and cultures of British Guiana (Guyana), Mexico, the Virgin Islands, and Japan. She moved to Charleston in 1929, where she became a significant contributor to the Charleston Renaissance through her watercolors and wood block prints.
  • Audubon’s Western Journal: 1849-1850, John Audubon, 1906
  • Guía de la ciudad de México y demás municipalidades del Distrito Federal, con los datos más recientes de su régimen político como asiento de los supremas poderes de la federación; con una breve reseña de sus instituciones establecimientos y otros asuntos de interés, por José Romero, 1910
  • Thirty Years in Mexico, James Christian, 1927
  • The True HIstory of the Conquest of Mexico, 2 volumes, Captain Bernal Diaz Del Castillo, published 1927, originally written 1568
  • What’s Next Pizarro? Discovering Mexico, Central and South America by Volkswagen, Raymond Dyches, 1968
  • A Century of Baptist Work in Mexico, Frank Patterson, 1979
III. Materials Covering Multiple Categories
  • Historic Textbook Collections, 19th century and 20th century
  • Nineteenth-Century Travels, Explorations and Empires: Writings from the Era of Imperial Consolidation, 1835-1910, Vol. 2 North America , Edited Susan Schoenbauer, 2003
  • Literature of travel and exploration: an Encyclopedia, Jennifer Speake, editor, bibliographies and historiographies
  • The Norton book of travel, editor Paul Fussell, 1987 travel writing of notable authors
  • Return passages: great American travel writing, 1780-1910 Larzer Ziff
  • The Mind of the Traveler : From Gilgamesh to global tourism, Eric J. Leed
  • Women Adventurers, 1750-1900: A Biographical Dictionary Mary F. McVicker, 2008
  • The Working Christian/The Baptist Courier 1869 to present
IV. Artifacts
  • World Coin Collection, four (4) Mexican coins from 1826, 1866, 1895, and 1941
  • Robert Tucker Coin Collection, three (3) Mexican pesos from 1981, 1982, and 1983
  • 20th Century Mexican doll, Past Perfect ID: 09.05.007
V. Reference and Other Materials in the Main Library
  • Great Women Travel Writers: from 1750 to the present, editor Alba Amoia and Bettina L. Knapp, 2005, General Collection
  • Encyclopedia of Exploration, 4 volumes, 4th volume 1850-1940, editor John Raymond Howgego, 2003-2008, Reference Collection
  • Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing, editor, Kelly Boyd, Reference Collection
  • Mexico: an encyclopedia of contemporary culture and history, Don M. Coerver, Suzanne B. Pasztor, and Robert M. Buffington, Reference Collection
  • Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central American: an encyclopedia, Susan Toby Evans, David L. Web, Reference Collection
  • Milenios de México, Humberto Musacchio, Reference Collection
  • Encyclopedia of Mexico: history, society & culture, editor, Michael S. Werner, Reference Collection
  • Hispanic culture of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, edited by Peter Standish, Reference Collection
  • On the loose in Mexico, written by Berkeley students in cooperation with the Associated Students of the University of California, Reference Collection
  • The Oxford encyclopedia of Mesoamerican cultures: the civilizations of Mexico and Central America, Davíd Carrasco, editor in chief, Reference Collection
  • Latin American scholarship since World War II; trends in history, political science, literature, geography, and economics, edited by Roberto Esquenazi-Mayo and Michael C. Meyer, Reference Collection
  • Historical dictionary of ancient Mesoamerica, Joel W. Palka, Reference Collection
  • Mexico A-Z: an encyclopedic dictionary of Mexico, by George E. Nelson and Mary B. Nelson, Reference Collection
  • Robert Jackson Alexander papers:  the interview collection, 1947-1994, microfilm, General Collection
    Online guide to the collection, http://www2.scc.rutgers.edu/ead/manuscripts/alexanderf.html
  • The mapping of North America : a list of printed maps Philip D. Burden, Reference Collection
VI. Online Resources at Furman
VII. Web Sites