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Title Date of Arrival Culture Related Ship Accession Number Language More Information
Immigration story of Antonius and Cornelia Peterson (Dutch Immigrants) Dutch S2017.133.1 English
Immigration Story of Anne DeLuca (nee Nicholson) (English Immigrant) English S2016.441.1 English
Immigration story of Alfred Broadrick (English Home Child) English S2016.228.1 English

Between 1869 and the late 1930s, over 100,000 orphaned, abandoned and poor juvenile migrants were sent to Canada from the British Isles to have the chance at a better life while at the same time providing a cheap source of farm labour and domestic help. After arriving in Canada the children were sent to receiving farms and distributed to local farms.

Alfred did not settle in Canada, he moved back to England as a young man.

Immigration story of Alfons Suurallik (Estonian Immigrant) Estonain S2016.354.1 English
Immigration story of Alexander McCalmont (Irish Immigrant) Irish S2017.131.1 English
Immigration Poem by Harry Howie (Scottish Immigrant) Scottish S2016.171.1 English
Immigration and Family Story of Harold and Sue Franklin English, Canadian S2016.174.1 English
Histories of the McCallum and Armstrong Families Scottish S2014.579.1 English

The text of this story was digitized from an illustrated version; the captions remain in the text despite the images not being present.

Handwritten story by Maria Dufresne (Soft Restriction) Dutch DI2016.492.1 English

Maria's making the crossing to Canada on the same ship as her spouse was relatively rare for War Brides.