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Title Western Emigration: Narrative of a Tour to, & One Year's Residence in "Edensburgh," (Illinois,) by Major Walter Wilkey, an Honest Yeoman of Mooseboro', State of Maine. A More Humorsome and Interesting "Traveller's Guide to the West," was Never Before Published, and by Which it will be Perceived that the Famous "Maine-Pine-Swamp Speculation," has Been Completely Out-done! Embellished with Appropriate Cuts
Author Wilkey, Major Walter
Date 1839
Document Type Printed Book
Publisher Information New York: G. Clairborne
Reference G450.W682.W839
BIB ID 244673
Library / Archive American Antiquarian Society
Collection Name Immigration General
Description Offers a humorous account of Major Walter Wilkey and his family's trip to, and one year stay in, the town of Edensburg, Illinois. The author tells of selling his home in Maine, his journey to Illinois, the characters he encounters along the way, his eventful stay in an inn in Edensburg, and the overall failure of his expedition.
Theme(s) Journey Conditions; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) United States of America
Country (to) United States of America
Places Maine, Edensburg, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Keywords travel, tourism, literature, community relations, westward expansion, humour
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the American Antiquarian Society catalogue.
Language English
Copyright American Antiquarian Society