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TITLE
Advice for Emigrants (1)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_HIGHLANDERS_ON_THE_MOVE_16
PLACENAME
Canada
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Robert MacDougall
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
40929
KEYWORDS
audios
emigration

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In preparation for their new lives abroad some emigrants purchased guide books. "The Emigrant's Guide to North America" was published in Gaelic in 1841. Its author, Robert MacDougall, drew upon his own personal experience of life in Upper Canada and was able to offer valuable advice and information required for the trip.

The extract is read by DJ MacIntyre.

'Every man who is going on this journey, then, let him bring, if he can, the following things:- plenty of protective clothing and bed clothes, stockings, broad blue bonnets, the type which the northern Highlanders call sgrath - the Glengarry bonnet need not take the passage - a large bolt of cotton cloth for shirts, coarse woolen fabric for white vests, blanket fabric for knee breeches, and thin canvas fabric for summer trousers.'

This audio was produced for the schools' resource package, 'Highlanders on the Move', Am Baile's contribution to Homecoming Scotland 2009.

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Advice for Emigrants (1)

2000s

audios; emigration;

Am Baile

Am Baile: Highlanders on the Move

In preparation for their new lives abroad some emigrants purchased guide books. "The Emigrant's Guide to North America" was published in Gaelic in 1841. Its author, Robert MacDougall, drew upon his own personal experience of life in Upper Canada and was able to offer valuable advice and information required for the trip.<br /> <br /> The extract is read by DJ MacIntyre.<br /> <br /> 'Every man who is going on this journey, then, let him bring, if he can, the following things:- plenty of protective clothing and bed clothes, stockings, broad blue bonnets, the type which the northern Highlanders call sgrath - the Glengarry bonnet need not take the passage - a large bolt of cotton cloth for shirts, coarse woolen fabric for white vests, blanket fabric for knee breeches, and thin canvas fabric for summer trousers.'<br /> <br /> This audio was produced for the schools' resource package, 'Highlanders on the Move', Am Baile's contribution to Homecoming Scotland 2009.