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Diary kept by English emigrant James, 1883-1884 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1856980
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
James, active 1883-1884
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1883-1884] 
0.03 m. (1 folder) 
Summary

Diary of an emigrant, identified only as James, who sailed with his wife from Plymouth to Sydney in 1883 (Sept. 27th-Dec. 14th). His journey aboard the ship Pericles took 81 days, and his narrative includes frequent references to prevailing weather conditions and shipboard life. Appointed the constable to look after single women, James participated in many religious services aboard ship. His journal also refers to the health of passengers, discipline, food eaten and homesickness. There is frequent mention of a person named Jennie, possibly his child, who remained in England. Each daily entry notes the distance travelled by ship in miles. The final page of the transcript is a letter, dated Jan. 3 1884, written from Alexandria, Sydney, to his relatives at home.

Biography/History

An emigrant born in Birmingham, England. James travelled from Plymouth to Sydney in 1883 aboard the ship Pericles.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 9415.

Photocopy of typescript.

Subjects James, active 1883-1884 -- Diaries.  |  James, active 1883-1884 -- Journeys.  |  Pericles (Ship : 1877-1923)  |  Immigrants -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Diaries.  |  English -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History.  |  Immigrants -- England -- Plymouth -- Diaries.  |  Voyages and travels.
Occupation Immigrants.

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