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Möller, Heinrich: letter relating a cycle journey along the Black Sea coast in 1902

Heinrich Möller (Moeller) was born in Lübeck, Germany. He cycled with three of his daughters Bertha, Ebba and Stella from Novorossiysk to Suchum (Sukhumi) along the Black Sea coast in 1902.


Copy of letter written by Heinrich Möller and Bertha, Ebba and Stella to their sister Anna during their cycle ride from Novorossiysk to Suchum (Sukhumi) along the Black Sea coast in 1902. The letter was written for the benefit of their sister Anna who was unable to travel with them. It is accompanied by a copy of a photograph of the Möllers and three photographs, possibly showing Novorossiysk.

The letter details their daily cycle rides and overnight stays at small villages and towns along the route, sometimes sleeping in their hammocks in the forest. The Möllers describe the changing weather, their encounters with local people and wildlife, including drinking tea with woodcutters.

There is also a typewritten English translation of the letter (dated c 2001)

(Language) English and German

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Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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