Emigration experiences

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This is a backup of the West Yorkshire Archive Service's "Off the Record" wiki from 2015. The live went offline in 2016 and remains unavailable.

The following source list was originally available only on paper in one of the West Yorkshire Archive Service offices. It may have been compiled many years ago and could be out of date. It was designed to act as a signpost to records of interest on a particular historical subject, but may relate only to one West Yorkshire district, or be an incomplete list of sources available. Please feel free to add or update with any additional information.


Description Date WYAS Reference
Hannah Bainbridge, journal relating to emigration to Australia (transcript) 1849-1850 86D87
Jeremiah Haley of Great Horton, letters from his son, Nathan Haley, an emigrant to America 1820-1825 DB39/C36/5
H Greenhough of Low Moor, diary Relating to his emigration to America (photocopy) 1879-1927 93D85
John Wilkinson, letters to Martha Wilkinson and William Summerscale of Keighley, relating to his emigration to and life in America 1819-1820 69D82/5
John and Mary Glasson, letters describing their voyage to Australia and life there (copies) 1828-1851 21D76
James Wooler of Bradford, photographer, journal of crossing to Broken Hill, Australia, containing detailed account of journey from Bradford to Broken Hill, Australia via London, Plymouth, Portugal, the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, Colombo, the Indian Ocean, Perth and finally porting at Adelaide; describes places visited, life on board the ship, native people, weather, wildlife 1907 44D94
Joseph Craven of Stanbury, letters from his son, an emigrant to the United States 1815-1899 3D77