Bowen’s Picture of Boston, or the Citizen’s and Stranger’s Guide.

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Title

Bowen’s Picture of Boston, or the Citizen’s and Stranger’s Guide.

Creator

Abel Bowen

Date

June 1, 1833

Description

The author’s, Abel Bowen, main purpose for publishing this particular work was so that he could provide a field guide to the citizen of Boston and to a traveler. His goal was to give the person a complete detail of the city so that he or she can have an idea of what is expected.

In his description of the city of Boston and its complex architecture, Bowen provides an idea of what the hotels in the upper class area were like for strangers of the city. Bowen describes the hotels are being spacious and elegant; it contained 70 chamber, an open dining hall, which could accommodate up to 150 persons at table, drawing rooms and private parlors. According to Bowen, the hotels were surrounded by piazzas which brought about cool and refreshing breezes throughout the hotel. On top of the amazing architecture the hotel employees insisted that special accommodations be made to the hotel to fit the customer’s preferences.

Overall, Bowen provides descriptive details of how the hotels in the elite area of Boston looked like in the 1800s.

Contributor

Aqila Begum Abdul Wakeel

Source*

Bowen, Abel. Bowen’s Picture of Boston, or the Citizen’s and Stanger’s Guide. Boston: Lorenzo H. Bowen, 1833. Hathi Trust Digital Library. Lilly Wait and Co. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.

Rights

(1) Original document is out of copyright (it was published before 1923). Every effort has been made to comply with the provisions of any licensing agreements associated with digitization of the original document. For further information, please see the “about” page.

Language

English

Publisher

Lilly Wait and Co. and Lorenzo H. Bowen

Type

Online Book

Format

Document

Identifier

Boston, Bowen, citizens, strangers, 1830s, hotels, elite, upper class

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Citation

Abel Bowen, “Bowen’s Picture of Boston, or the Citizen’s and Stranger’s Guide.,” American Women's Bestsellers -- Spring 2015, accessed July 13, 2024, https://202s15.cesaunders.net/items/show/78.

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