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Author Burlend, Rebecca, 1793-1872.

Title A true picture of emigration / by Rebecca Burlend and Edward Burlend ; edited by Milo Milton Quaife.

Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1987.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  977.3 BURL MF12    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxi, 167 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Notes Reprint. Originally published: New York : Citadel Press, 1968.
Includes index.
Summary On a frosty day in November 1831, Rebecca Burlend and her husband, John, and their five children debarked at New Orleans after a long voyage from England. They took a steamboat up the Mississippi to St. Louis and from there went to the wilds of western Illinois. It was a whole new world for a family that had never been more than fifty miles from home in rural Yorkshire.
Rebecca's narrative, written with the help of her son, was first published in 1848 as a pamphlet for people of her own class in England who might be considering migration to America. It records the daily struggle and also the satisfactions of homesteading in the Old Northwest: life in a log cabin; food, clothes, and furniture of the period; early churches and schools; the unspoiled countryside and its denizens. With courage and self-reliance Rebecca Burlend accepted the privations and difficulties of this pioneering venture.
Other author Burlend, Edward, -1875.
Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959.
Subject Burlend, Rebecca, 1793-1872.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Illinois.
Pioneers -- Illinois -- Biography.
Women pioneers -- Illinois -- Biography.
Illinois -- Description and travel.
Illinois -- History -- 1778-1865.
Illinois -- Biography.
ISBN 0803260830 (paperback)
0803211988 (hard)