The travels of Henrietta Liston

The journals of a diplomat's wife, 1796—1801 and 1812—1820

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Discover Henrietta Liston's travel journals, written while her husband, Robert Liston, was British Minister to the United States from 1796-1800 and British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1812-1820.

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'The first appearance of a New Country is wonderfully amusing'

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Henrietta and Robert Liston travelled extensively and boldly. Read Henrietta's journals online, and use our interactive map to follow the Listons' tours in North America, the Caribbean and through Europe.

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Robert Liston portrait by Gilbert Stuart

Robert Liston

Henrietta Liston portrait by Gilbert Stuart

Henrietta Liston

This influential couple moved in circles that included presidents, politicians, writers, diplomats and monarchs

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