The three travelers studied, William Jesse, Laurence Oliphant, and Charles Stoddard, lived very different lives before venturing into Russia.
- After serving in the British Military in India, Jesse came down with an illness, for which his doctor prescribed travel.
- Went first to Rotterdam before making his way to Odessa for a trip through Russia.
- Travelled with his wife, often using 'we' in his description of events.
- Went from Odessa to St. Petersburgh in 1939-1940, publishing his account in 1941.
- Well-educated British Author.
- Traveled with friend Oswald Smith.
- Went from St. Petersburgh to Odessa, through Crimea, via the Volga River.
- Published in 1853, the account gained popularity during the Crimean War.
Charles Augustus Stoddard
- A Presbyterian clergymen who often travelled.
- Travelled throughout Europe, utilizing railroads to move from large city to large city.
- Published in 1891.
- Does not write much about himself or his traveling party, dividing the account by attraction.
Now, it is time to see these travelers' routes.