CAMPEY, Lucille H.
Title: Very Fine Class of Immigrants : Prince Edward Island's Scottish Pioneers, 1770-1850
Publisher:  Natural Heritage Books, Toronto, 2001, ISBN:1896219101
Seller ID: 49734
CAMPEY, Lucille H. "A Very Fine Class of Immigrants" : Prince Edward Island's Scottish Pioneers, 1770-1850. Toronto : Natural Heritage Books, (2001). First Edition. Pp. (),[ix]-xv,(5),-184,(2). Illustrated with numerous b&w photos. Diagrams, tables, maps in text. 8vo, illustrated cardcovers. Lucille H. Campey (b. August 24, 1941 Ottawa). A history of the arrival of Scottish immigrants to Prince Edward Island in its early stages of settlement. "Previous studies of early Scottish emigration to the New World have tendedto concentrate on the miseries of evictions and the destruction of old com munities. In this groundbreaking study of the influx of Scots to Prince Edward Island, the widely held assumption that emigration was solely a flight from poverty is challenged. By uncovering previously unreported ship crossings, as well as a wide range of manuscripts and under-used sources such as customs records and newspaper shipping reports, the book provides the most comprehensive account to date of the influx of Scots to the Island. 'A FineClass of Immigrants' is essential reading for individuals wishing to trace family links or deepen their understanding of how and why the Island came to acquire its distinctive Scottish communities. And by accessing, for the first time, shipping sources like 'Lloyd's List' and 'Lloyd's Shipping Register ', the author brings a new dimension to our understanding of emigrant travel. Campey demonstrates that far from sailing on disease-ridden leaky tubs, as popularly imagined, the Island's Pioneer Scots usually crossed the Atlantic on the best available ships of the time." - from rear cover. Contents: 1. Push, Pull, and Opportunity; 2. The First Arrivals from Scotland; 3. The Selkirk Settlers of 1803; 4. The Coming of the Timber Trade; 5. Emigrants from Dumfriesshire; 6. Later Arrivals from Skye; 7. Leaky Tubs or First Class Ships?; 8. He Thinks Himself Already a Prince. Appendix 1: Extant Passenger Lists for ship crossings from Scotland to PEI. Appendix 2: Emigrant Ship Crossings from Scotland to PEI. With notes, bibliography and index. Very good. 12.00