Appletons' travel guides

Appletons' travel guide books were published by D. Appleton & Company of New York.[1][2] The firm's series of guides to railway travel in the United States began in the 1840s. Soon after it issued additional series of handbooks for tourists in the United States, Europe, Canada and Latin America.[3]

List of Appletons' guides by geographic coverage


  • Appletons' General Guide to the United States and Canada. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1879–1901.
  • Charles G.D. Roberts (1891), Canadian Guide-book, D. Appleton & Co., OCLC 8079722
  • Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore (1893). Appletons' Guide-Book to Alaska and the Northwest Coast: including the Shores of Washington, British Columbia, South Eastern Alaska, the Aleutian and the Seal Islands, the Bering and the Arctic Coasts. D. Appleton and Co.[4]


Latin America

  • Alfred Ronald Conkling (1884), Appletons' Guide to Mexico, New York: D. Appleton & Co., OCLC 1667097
  • E.C. Buley (1914). North Brazil. South American Handbooks. New York: D. Appleton & Co.
  • V. Levine (1914). Colombia. South American Handbooks. New York: D. Appleton & Co.
  • E.C. Vivian (1914). Peru. South American Handbooks. New York: D. Appleton & Co.
  • E.C. Buley (1920). South Brazil. South American Handbooks. New York: D. Appleton & Co. + Index

United States

North & East USA

South & West USA

See also


  1. Similar tourist guides to Europe issued in this period of the 19th century included Satchel Guides.[5][6]


  1. "Appleton's Guide-Books". Appletons' Guide-Book to Alaska. D. Appleton and Co. 1893.
  2. "Appletons' Guides". Literary Era. Philadelphia. 1896.
  3. Catherine Cocks (2001), Doing the Town: the Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915, Berkeley: University of California Press, ISBN 0520227468
  4. "Two Appleton Guide Books", New York Times, June 19, 1893
  5. Jozsef Borocz (1992). "Travel-Capitalism: The Structure of Europe and the Advent of the Tourist". Comparative Studies in Society and History. 34. JSTOR 179354.
  6. "Satchel Guide for the Vacation Tourist in Europe", WorldCat, New York: Hurd & Houghton, 1872–1919, OCLC 1496133
  7. "Appletons' National Railway and Steam Navigation Guide for the United States and Canada". WorldCat. OCLC 702614642. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  8. Thomas S. Graham (1973). "Who Wrote 'Barbour's Florida'". Florida Historical Quarterly. 51. JSTOR 30145874.
  9. "Appletons' New York", New York Times, September 26, 1903
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