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The world lecture tour was a turning point in the career of Henry Walton Jones, Senior, beginning in 1908 and lasting till 1910. During his travels, Professor Jones visited several universities through the world where he lectured on his specialty, medieval literature. His wife Anna and only son Henry Jones, Jr. accompanied him.
For the young Jones, the journey was of special significance because it was the first time he left his hometown in Princeton for a significant length of time; his first contact with other countries and cultures; his first experience with ancient ruins and artifacts; and his first meeting with several important figures of the time. Strict teacher Helen Seymour was charged with the task to educate Henry Jr. during the long journey. During the tour, the Jones family also visited several friends of Professor Jones, and experienced several detours and delays due to illness of various family members and the occasional misadventure of the younger Jones.
For Henry, the tour was one of the obligations that prevented him from pursuing his life-long quest, to discover the Holy Grail for six years. It wasn't until 1912 until he finally resumed his research.
- Departure from Princeton, New Jersey, USA
- New York City, USA
- London, England
- Oxford, England (the hiring of Helen Seymour)
- Alexandria, Egypt
- Cairo, Egypt
- Tangiers, Morocco
- Marrakech, Morocco
- Richard Medlicot's coffee plantation, British East Africa
- Kirinyaga, British East Africa
- Murmansk, Russia
- Saint Petersburg, Russia
- Kuntsevo area, Russia
- Athens, Greece
- Kalambaka, Greece
- Agra, India
- Benares, India
- Peking, China
- Shanghai, China
Behind the scenesEdit
The original series dated the British East Africa episode in September 1909. However, it was later released as part of Passion for Life paired with (and anteceding) Paris, September 1908, and the newly included joining segment implicated that the family moved from East Africa to Nice by boat and then took a train to Paris. Thus, in the new continuity the vacation in East Africa would take place in the summer between the Moroccan adventure and the stance in Paris.
The revised timeline would also seem to suggest that at least Indiana Jones returned to New Jersey during the lecture tour as he tells Tolstoy that he last saw his dog, Indiana, a year before. The Russian segment of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father was intended to be set in 1909 but The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones re-edit moved it to 1910.
Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide states that Miss Seymour got to fulfil her desire to see the gardens of Kyoto, suggesting that the tour reached Japan as intended in the canceled "Tokyo, April 1910" episode.
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal" → My First Adventure (First appearance)
- The Valley of the Kings
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Florence, May 1908" → The Perils of Cupid
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Paris, September 1908" → Passion for Life
- Masters of the Louvre
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Vienna, November 1908" → The Perils of Cupid
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Geneva, May 1909" (Cancelled)
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Jerusalem, June 1909" (Cancelled)
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "British East Africa, September 1909" → Passion for Life
- African Safari
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Stockholm, December 1909" (Cancelled)
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father" → Travels with Father
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Benares, January 1910" → Journey of Radiance
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Peking, March 1910" → Journey of Radiance
- Behind the Great Wall
- Indy in China: The Runaway Adventure
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Tokyo, April 1910" (Cancelled)
- Young Indiana Jones and the Pirates' Loot (Mentioned only)
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Young Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye" → Treasure of the Peacock's Eye (Mentioned only)