Robert Whyte's Famine Ship Diary 1847

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James Mangan
Mercier Press Ltd, 1994 M01 1 - 132 pages
The voyage of the 'coffin ship' Ajax, from Dublin to Grosse Īle, the Canadian quarantine station as described in the contemporary diary of one of the passengers, Robert Whyte. Whyte was a Protestant gentleman of education and position, as well as being a professional writer who intended to publish his diary. The diary appeared in 1848. It is signed in the author's own handwriting and features vivid descriptions of the spectacular scenery along the way and the striking delineations of the passengers, the crew and the suffering travellers.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Introduction
9
Chapter I
12
Chapter X
62
Chapter XI
68
Chapter XII
73
Chapter XIII
77
Chapter XIV
84
Epilogue
93
Appendix I
102
Appendix II
108
Appendix III
114
Appendix IV
122
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About the author (1994)

James J. Mangan F.SC. is a retired teacher living in Toronto. He was born in 1907 at Admaston, Ontario. His other published work includes Gerald Keegan's Famine Diary, The Voyage of the Naparima.

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