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BOOK - Emigration: The British Farmer's and Farm Labourer's Guide To Ontario (1880)
By "Issued by authority of the Government of Canada"
Originally published by C. Blacket Robinson, Toronto 1880
Published by Global Heritage Press

Hardcover... 49.95 (C$)
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This book is a historical reprint of a nineteenth century publication (1880) that was produced for potential emigrants from the United Kingdom to Ontario, Canada.

Outstanding background information for those researching immigration and settlement in Canada during the last half of the nineteenth century. Topics include:
  • Why should I emigrate?
  • Whither Shall I Emigrate
  • What Ontario Has to Offer
  • Accessibity To Markets
  • Ontario Counties - soil, products, industries, communications inforamtion listed by county
  • Agricultural industry in Ontario - crops markets and comparisions to USA
  • Personal experiences of farm labourers in Ontario
  • Demand for farm labourers and domestic servants
  • The Free (land) Grant Territory (including a fold out map)
  • Game (hunting)
  • Cost of farm impliments
  • Cost of clothing
  • Postal facilities
  • Telegraphs
  • Rate of interest
  • Instructions to emigrants - outfit; luggage; on board ship; on arrival at Quebec; Money table.
  • Canadian emigration agents in the United Kingdon
  • British testimony to Ontario as an agricultural country
  • Meteorological, temperature, etc...
The book provides a detailed if somewhat optomistic view of Ontario places, land grants, education, political organization, freedom of faith, medical facilities, administration of laws, etc to help prepare the potential emigrant for their decision of whether to emigrate to Ontario or not.

  • "If your ancestors came in the late nineteenth century to Canada, this book may have contributed to their decision to come. It is well worth a read to understand what motivated them and what they thought they were coming to"... - Paul Milner, Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) journal Forum, 2002
This reprint was originally published by C. Blacket Robinson, Toronto 1880
108 pgs
Hard cover
Originally published by C. Blacket Robinson, Toronto 1880 This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2002 ISBN 1-894378-43-1

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