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title More Elusive Immigrants Part Two
creator Fraser, Douglas
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description This is the second installment of a twopart article on aggregate passenger lists for vessels arriving at Prince Edward Island from British and Irish ports. Part One dealt with the period 1842-1847. The present article will carry on to 1854. Immigration at Mid-Century Poor economic conditions in the homeland, the promise of prosperity in the New World, and thirst for adventure continued to lure thousands of immigrants across the Atlantic to British North America between 1848 and 1854. Hundreds of these chose the tiny colony of Prince Edward Island as their destination. While some of the immigrants who came here were poor and destitute, others possessed modest capital, often obtained by selling their property. Very few came with accumulated wealth.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1990
type Document
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identifier vre:islemag-batch2-360
source 27
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 More Elusive Immigrants Part Two
creator Fraser, Douglas
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description This is the second installment of a twopart article on aggregate passenger lists for vessels arriving at Prince Edward Island from British and Irish ports. Part One dealt with the period 1842-1847. The present article will carry on to 1854. Immigration at Mid-Century Poor economic conditions in the homeland, the promise of prosperity in the New World, and thirst for adventure continued to lure thousands of immigrants across the Atlantic to British North America between 1848 and 1854. Hundreds of these chose the tiny colony of Prince Edward Island as their destination. While some of the immigrants who came here were poor and destitute, others possessed modest capital, often obtained by selling their property. Very few came with accumulated wealth.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1990
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-360
source 27
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.