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A poetic tribute to the high wheel bicycle.

“Round the world on a bicycle.” Harper’s Weekly, Aug 30, 1884, 563.

An early report of Thomas Stevens plans to ride around the world.  This appeared shortly

after he had reached Boston, Massachusetts one hundred and four days after leaving San

Francisco.

[Pennell, Elizabeth] (1855-1936).  From Coventry to Chester on wheels,” The Century Illustrated

Monthly Magazine, XXVIII (n.s.VI) (September, 1884), 643-655.

On assignment in England, Joseph went to Coventry to buy a tricycle and took it on a trial ride.

McCray, Florine Thayer, and Esther Louise Smith.  Wheels and whims: an etching. Boston:

Cupples, Upham, 1884.  {598260}

A novel about four women, including the chaperone, who take a three week tricycle ride

along the Connecticut River in October, 1883.  The authors hoped to encourage young women to pursue vigorous exercise in the fresh air.

1885

Pennell, Joseph (1857-1926) and Elizabeth Robins (1855-1936).  A Canterbury pilgrimage.

ridden, written, and illustrated by. . . .   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1885.  

{5460523}

This, the first of their cycling books, describes their ride from London to Canterbury, following Chaucer’s route.

1886

Pennell, Elizabeth Robins (1855-1936), “Italy, from a tricycle.”  The Century Magazine, IX

(1886), 643-64; 839-859.

An abbreviated version of their book, Two pilgrims’ progress.

Pennell, Joseph (1857-1926), “The Stanley show,” Outing, IX (May, 1886), 137-46.

Joseph described the latest advances in cycle technology exhibited at England’s premier cycle trade show.

Pennell, Joseph (1857-1926) and Elizabeth Robins (1855-1936).  Two pilgrims’ progress: from

fair Florence to the eternal city of Rome.  Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1886.  {5394253}

Their second cycling book describing their tricycle tour through Italy, part of which

paralleled, in reverse, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s route in his Note book.

Williams, Henry Smith, M.D. (1863-1943).  “The bicycle in relation to health.”  Harper’s Weekly, XL (April 11, 1886), 370.

Despite scorchers who went to extremes, the bicycle “ encouraged multitudes of people to take regular exercise.”

1887

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