Notes on a Journey in America From the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois

Notes on a Journey in America From the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois by Morris Birkbeck. Published by James Ridgway in 1818. Bumped and worn-to-the-board corners with major spine wear, lifting at the lower end. Only minor foxing however and no marks anywhere – pages are clean and all-present with no hinging. Half leather binding.

Author

Morris Birkbeck

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Notes on a Journey in America From the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois

An account of the author’s emigration travel experiences, with vague references to their plans for establishing a wilderness sanctuary. It became immensely popular, with its promise of improving the lives of downtrodden working and middle-class Europeans.

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About Morris Birkbeck

Morris Birkbeck (January 23, 1764 – June 4, 1825) was an English agricultural innovator, author/publicist, anti-slavery campaigner and early nineteenth-century pioneer in southern Illinois, in the United States. With George Flower he founded the English Settlement and the town of Albion, Illinois, and served briefly as the Secretary of State of Illinois.

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Author

Morris Birkbeck

Publisher

James Ridgway

Year

1818

Format

Hardback