Scots Abroad

Emigration from Scotland: Emigrants' Correspondence

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Year:  1735.
Reference:  MS.9854, ff.221-3.  
Description:  Description (copy, from publication) of emigration from Strathdean (Invernesshire) to Georgia, USA (1735).

Year:  1770, 1772-5.
Reference:  Macleod of Geanies, MS.19297, ff.22-49.  
Description:  Letters, 1770, 1772-5, of William Macleod, of Spiers and Co. in Maryland, to Donald MacLeod, 3rd of Geanies.

Year:  1773-5.
Reference:  MacLeod of Geanies Papers, MS.19297, ff.1-17.  
Description:  Letters, 1773-5, of James MacLeod, storekeeper for Spiers and Co. of Glasgow, in Virginia, to his brother Donald, 3rd of Geanies.

Year:  1784.
Reference:  MS.6602, ff.21-5 [bound with printed book L.C. 2605].  
Description:  Letter, 14 Nov. 1784, of George Dempster of Dunnichen, agriculturalist, to Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville, on emigration from the Highlands: 'Three Thousand People went last Summer': and suggesting erection of fishing towns on the western coasts to absorb increasing population.

Year:  1785.
Reference:  MS.6602, ff.26-8 [L.C. 2605].  
Description:  Letter of George Dempster to Henry Dundas 1 Feb. 1785 on fiscal, social and economic difficulties of fishermen in Highlands and Islands, and means to prevent them emigrating 'from a want of security and employment'.

Year:  1789.
Reference:  MS.2618, ff.79-85.  
Description:  Autobiographical memoranda, ca. 1789, of the Jacobite heroine, Flora MacDonald, including an account of her emigration to North Carolina.

Year:  1802.
Reference:  MS.9646.  
Description:  'Emigration from the Scottish Highlands and Isles', a long essay (318 pp.) by Edward S. Fraser of Reelig (Invernesshire). Includes (pp.19-23) ship lists, said to be drawn from 'official accounts', of emigrant voyages from Scottish ports to Pictou, Baltimore, Quebec for Upper Canada, North Carolina, and Cape Breton Island (1801-2): written ca. Dec. 1802.

Year:  1803.
Reference:  Melville Papers, MS.1053, ff.104-9.  
Description:  Letter, 27 Sep. 1803, of John Dunlop, Port Glasgow, to Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville, enclosing lists (2) of emigrants shipping out of Greenock to New York (1) and out of Port Glasgow to Pictou, Nova Scotia (2), following the passage of the Emigration Act.

Year:  1808.
Reference:  Minto Papers, MS.11976, ff.3-4.  
Description:  Comments in a journal, July 1808, of Gilbert, 2nd Earl of Minto, recorded during a visit to Blair Atholl, on extensive current emigration from the district to Prince Edward Island, and its deliberate stimulation by emigration agents.

Year:  1818-1821
Reference:  MS. 11000, ff.98-121  
Description:  Letters, 1818-21, of James J. MacIntyre to his brother, Patrick, in Glasgow, describing his voyage to Buenos Aires and subsequent residence in Argentina.

Year:  1825-1890
Reference:  MSS.10326-8  
Description:  Correspondence and papers of the Gibson family in Buenos Aires province, Argentina, relating to their ranching and mercantile interests, especially the estate of Tuyu or Los Yngleses; with a history, 1914, of the family in Argentina.

Year:  1828-78.
Reference:  Minto Papers, MSS.19420-2.  
Description:  Correspondence and papers, 1828-78, of Sir Thomas Frederick Elliot, Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Colonial Office, relating inter alia to Canadian administration, including emigration to Canada (largely 1830's).

Year:  1829
Reference:  MS. 3437, ff.251-2  
Description:  Letter, 1829, of William Brown, Presbyterian minister in Buenos Aires, to Rev. Dr John Lee of the Church of Scotland, with a printed appeal for support of the Scots Church in the city.

Year:  1830-2.
Reference:  MS.7198, ff.55-74.  
Description:  Letters (10), 1830-2, of John Bell, house and ship builder in Quebec to his brother-in-law, James Greig, leather merchant, Kirkcaldy ,Fife, on the former's activities, shipping movements between Quebec and Scotland, etc.

Year:  1835-45.
Reference:  MS.9656.  
Description:  Letters, 1835-45, of Mrs. Helen Murray in Argyll and Lanarkshire to her son James in Edinburgh and Gourock, giving news inter alia of his brothers who had emigrated to Canada and the United States.

Year:  1840.
Reference:  MS.3018.  
Description:  'A brief genealogical account of the family of MacLean', c. 1840: includes details of MacLeans emigrated to America in the 18th century.

Year:  185[?].
Reference:  MS.10331, ff.16-17.  
Description:  Letter undated but probably written in the 1850s, of Robert Inglis, blacksmith, formerly of Wishaw to a friend at home. Describes voyage and settlement in Luzeme County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.; work at Union Mines, Taylor Valley; neighbours, wages, employment, his agricultural holdings, etc.

Year:  1867-8.
Reference:  MS.342.  
Description:  Log 1867-8 (volume 86 ff. + blanks) of the ship 'Wandsworth', Captain: George Dunlop, sailing between Port Glasgow and Quebec.

Year:  1889-90.
Reference:  MacRae Papers, MS.15921, ff.112-8.  
Description:  Letters, 1889-90, of John MacRae of Conchra, planter in Camden, South Carolina, to his brother Dr. Duncan MacRae, retired Indian Army surgeon, Kames Castle, Rothesay , Isle of Bute.

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