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Description found in Archives

Journal of Dr. Vincent [textual record]. 

Date(s)

1856

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.7 cm of textual records (29 p.).

Scope and content

Item is a well-written, often humorous journal by a Dr. Vincent. He describes the life of passengers travelling second class on a sailing ship from England to New York. Of special interest are the suggested list of supplies that passengers bring for the crossing and Vincent's impressions of America, in particular New York, Niagara Falls, and Hamilton. There is also an undated poem, "A voice from the penitentiary" by an anonymous author.

Textual records
90: Open
Volume
from 1 to 2
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Originals in container 2 have been withdrawn from circulation. Researchers must consult photocopies in container 1

No finding aid

Biography / Administrative history

Dr. Vincent was a physician who emigrated to Upper Canada with his family.

Additional information

Received in 1972 from Miss Lulu Dodd of Beaverton, Ontario; formerly part of the Lloyd Scott Collection, MG 30 D 146.

Subject heading

1. Dr. Vincent - Journeys, 1856 New York (N.Y.), 1856.
2. Dr. Vincent - Diaries, 1856 Niagara Falls (Ont.), 1857.
3. Upper Canada - Emigration and immigration, 1856 Hamilton (Ont.), 1857.
4. England - Description and travel, 1856 "A voice from the penitentiary".
5. Ship - Voyage and travel, 1856.
6. New York (N.Y.) - Description and travel, 1856.
7. Upper Canada - Description and travel, 1856.

Private

Other system control no.