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Description - Robert Whyte's Famine Ship Diary 1847 by Robert Whyte

The voyage of the 'coffin ship' Ajax, from Dublin to Grosse ele, the Canadian quarantine station as described in the contemporary diary of one of the passengers, Robert Whyte. Whyte was a Protestant gentleman of education and position, as well as being a professional writer who intended to publish his diary. The diary appeared in 1848. It is signed in the author's own handwriting and features vivid descriptions of the spectacular scenery along the way and the striking delineations of the passengers, the crew and the suffering travellers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856350914
ISBN-10: 1856350916
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: The Mercier Press Ltd
Publisher: The Mercier Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1994
Country of Publication: Ireland

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Author Biography - Robert Whyte

James J. Mangan F.SC. is a retired teacher living in Toronto. He was born in 1907 at Admaston, Ontario. His other published work includes Gerald Keegan's Famine Diary, The Voyage of the Naparima.

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