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Diary Transcription: begin page 8
Sunday, December 6, 1914 (continued)

…all directions one could see light cruisers and torpedo boat destroyers, steaming to and fro in the Channel.

Monday, December 7, 1914

Reached Plymouth in a heavy sea and a drizzling rain after breakfast and remained there nearly all day.

Tuesday-Thursday, December 8-17, 1914

On the way to Port Said. Nothing of special interest occurred. Lay off Gibraltar a day and a half; it being a neutral I was not allowed to go ashore. After entering the Straits I saw a long line of empty transports proceeding toward England. These were the ships that have brought the Australian Contingent to Egypt. In the inner harbor at Gibraltar was lying The “Sidney” [sic], the Australian Cruiser which had sunk the “Emden”.
On the 17th as we were nearing Egypt we heard of the raid on Scarborough and later that the English had declared a protectorate over Egypt and had deposed the Khedive.

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Display Page Dates
  • Display Page Dates
    12/06/1914; 12/07/1914; 12/08/1914-12/17/1914
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

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  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.