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LATROBE, Charles Joseph, traveller, born in England, 20 March, 1801; died 4 December, 1875. He travelled in the United States and Mexico in 1832, and accompanied Irving in his tour, described in the "Crayon Miscellany." he was the author of "Visit to South Africa in 1815-16" (New York, 1818); "The Alpenstock, or Sketches of Swiss Scenery and Manners in 1825-'6" (London, 1829; 2d ed., 1839); " The Pedestrian, or Rambles in the Tyrol in 1830 " (1832); " The Rambler in North America in 1832-'3" (2 vols., New York, 1835; London, 1836); and "The Rambler in Mexico" (New York and London, 1836), which was highly commended by William H. Prescott nd other critics.
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