Letters from America

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‘Letters from America’: Nineteenth Century Emigrants Writing Home to Yorkshire.
By Michael Hopkinson.
PLACE 2008.  ISBN: 978-0-9552324-9-3
1 map, 8 colour plates.
Price: £1.50 (+ P & P)

Based on the documentary records, this is a fascinating account of Yorkshire people who moved to the USA and Canada in the nineteenth century.  It examines their motivation for emigrating and follows their varied fortunes in the New World.  Lists references from West Yorkshire Archives and 17 private letters consulted.

Posted on by Margaret Atherden