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BOOK - The Arrival Of The First Scottish Catholic Emigrants In Prince Edward Island
By "The Committee"
Originally published by The Journal Publishing Co. Ltd., Summerside, 1922
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005 (CD 2010)

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The book provides a detailed account of emigration of Scottish Catholics to Prince Edward Island, their settlement in the new land, and the establishment of a vibrant community.

The book's Foreword describes the content of the volume:
    "The erection of a monument at Scotchfort to commemorate the arrival of the first Scottish Catholic immigrants in Prince Edward Island, is [July 19th, 1922] an event that deserves more than passing notice. So closely is it connected with the best traditions of Catholicity in this Country, that it deserves to be enshrined in the memory of all, who are impressed with the influence the Catholic Church has exercised in the destinies of the Province.

    For this reason the Committee in charge of the matter deemed it advisable to publish a "Memorial Volume" containing an account of the entire proceedings, and at the same time setting forth the aims and aspirations, crystallized in the Scottish Catholic reunion of July 19th, 1922.

    The volume thus presented to the public contains in detail the story of the first Scottish Catholic emigrants. It recounts the trying circumstances that forced them to leave their native land, and come to seek homes in Prince Edward Island. It describes the conditions they met on their arrival and the subsequent trials and difficulties they were forced to undergo. The brightest page in the volume tells of the heroism and devotedness of the early Missionaries, who with the constancy of Martyrs stood at their post of duty, and labored to preserve the Faith, amid incredible privations.

    While the monument standing at Scotchfort will speak to the passerby of things wrought for God and Country, this little volume will bear the same story of devotedness throughout wider areas and to larger numbers. This is the object of the "Memorial Volume" this the wish of The Committee
    - Charlottetown, July 19th, 1922"
The final section of the book contains a listing, with biographical sketches, of each of the Scottish Priests who served in Prince Edward Island from the arrival of the Scottish emigrants in 1722 until the erection of the monument in Scotchfort in 1922. Some include images of the priests.

Everyone with an interest in the history, families and settlement of Prince Edward Island will find this book a fascinating peek into the migration of one religious group and how that relates to the overall settlement and history of the island.

127 Pages
6" X 9"
Hardcover - dark green Tanotex with gilt stamping on front cover and spine
Originally published by The Journal Publishing Co. Ltd., Summerside, 1922
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005 (CD 2010)

ISBN 1-897210-74-4 (Hardcover)

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