The Journeys of Emily Sibley 1865-1890

Emily Sibley's journeys began at age 10, when her family travelled to Europe while her father, Hiram Sibley, negotiated with the Tsar for a telegraph cable crossing the Bering Strait.

10 years later, she documents meeting her first husband, Isaac Averell, and the travels during their courtship.

Between 1883 and 1890, we document her travels in the aftermath of her separation from Isaac, and the slow blooming of her romance with James Sibley Watson.


Lu Harper