BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND to MORPETH ONTARIO RIDGETOWN, 1873
Seller ID: 0001754
On offer is a super 1873 through 1877 manuscript relic of one man's emigration from Birmingham, England to find a new life in Ontario, Canada, in the town of Morpeth. The handwritten diary claims ownership by "John Somerville, Uxbridge, Ontario" on the fep but it appears that the original writer was his father, who lived in Morpeth, Ontario (from 1873 to 1877, when diary is written) on the north shore of Lake Erie near what is today called Chatham-Kent. We believe John Somerville added his name after he received it from his father. The diary is unique providing many intimate details on... View More...