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Title Letters from Thomas Gregory in America to His Family in England
Author Gregory, Thomas
Date 25 May 1841 - 7 July 1843
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference DX/1168/R
Library / Archive National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library
Description Six letters from Thomas Gregory to his family in Doncaster, England. He tells them about the difficult journey they had getting to America. Also comments that there are many English people living in Albany because the quality of life far exceeds that of England. He reports the fire in Albany and local news, but also asks after his relations. He is also saddened by the ill health and eventual death of his mother.
Theme(s) Journey Conditions; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) United States of America
Places Finningley, Doncaster, England; Albany, New York, United States
Nationality English
Keywords family, death, poverty, pull factors, push factors, employment, emigration, industry
Language English
Copyright National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library