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OUR ADDRESS

The Old Workhouse, King St, Pateley Bridge HG3 5LE

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OPENING HOURS

DAILY 1.30pm - 4.30pm

CALL US

01423 711225

Diary Of A Voyage To America

£2.00

In June 1857 Thomas Blackah wrote a diary about his journey from Liverpool to Canada, wherein he and his family experienced the most terrible discomforts crossing the ocean.  Having been persuaded by an emigration agent to try a new life in America, he with eleven members of his family travelled to Canada, only to find on arrival that the expected lead mines did not exist and they all had to return much the poorer.

This is a rare and valuable firsthand account of the hardships on board an emigration ship full of hope and aspiration.

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Description

In June 1857 Thomas Blackah wrote a diary about his journey from Liverpool to Canada, wherein he and his family experienced the most terrible discomforts crossing the ocean.  Having been persuaded by an emigration agent to try a new life in America, he with eleven members of his family travelled to Canada, only to find on arrival that the expected lead mines did not exist and they all had to return much the poorer.

This is a rare and valuable firsthand account of the hardships on board an emigration ship full of hope and aspiration.

Additional information

Size

21 x 15cm

Pages

32

The Author

Thomas Blackah