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title Dear Patrick and Catherine...A Letter from the Great Famine
creator Cousins, John
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description Of all the dark periods of Irish history, the potato famine of the 1840s was the blackest. Between 1845 and 1852, a million people died of starvation and related causes. Over a million and a half more emigrated, disappearing without a trace from their stricken country. Occasionally, the stories of these pioneers come to light. One account, concerning the Clohossey family of Nail Pond, Prince Edward Island, has recently been discovered in the form of a letter which was lost for over a century. That letter, reproduced here, tells a touching story of the origins of the Clohossey family and the stricken Irish community they left.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1985
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-236
source 18
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Dear Patrick and Catherine...A Letter from the Great Famine
creator Cousins, John
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description Of all the dark periods of Irish history, the potato famine of the 1840s was the blackest. Between 1845 and 1852, a million people died of starvation and related causes. Over a million and a half more emigrated, disappearing without a trace from their stricken country. Occasionally, the stories of these pioneers come to light. One account, concerning the Clohossey family of Nail Pond, Prince Edward Island, has recently been discovered in the form of a letter which was lost for over a century. That letter, reproduced here, tells a touching story of the origins of the Clohossey family and the stricken Irish community they left.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1985
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-236
source 18
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.