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title The Ill and the Dying
creator MacDonald, Edward
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>On 25 April 1847, the Lady Constable<br />departed Liverpool for<br />Prince Edward Island. On board were<br />444 destitute emigrants from the Irish<br />province of Ulster, fleeing the Great<br />Famine that was ravaging their country.<br />There was another, invisible<br />passenger, typhus. Soon<br />it began to kill.<br />By the time the Lady Constable<br />docked in Charlottetown<br />on 22 May, 25 of its<br />weak, malnourished passengers<br />had already perished,<br />Eight others died before the<br />vessel was belatedly put into<br />quarantine, and dozens more<br />were sick. No one was sure if<br />the killer had already slipped<br />out into the community.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1994
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-485
source 36
language en_US
rights <p>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.</p>

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title The Ill and the Dying
creator MacDonald, Edward
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>On 25 April 1847, the Lady Constable<br />departed Liverpool for<br />Prince Edward Island. On board were<br />444 destitute emigrants from the Irish<br />province of Ulster, fleeing the Great<br />Famine that was ravaging their country.<br />There was another, invisible<br />passenger, typhus. Soon<br />it began to kill.<br />By the time the Lady Constable<br />docked in Charlottetown<br />on 22 May, 25 of its<br />weak, malnourished passengers<br />had already perished,<br />Eight others died before the<br />vessel was belatedly put into<br />quarantine, and dozens more<br />were sick. No one was sure if<br />the killer had already slipped<br />out into the community.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1994
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-485
source 36
language en_US
rights <p>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.</p>