Robert Whyte’s The Journey of an Irish Coffin Ship (1847)


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I found Robert Whyte’ diary in a website that posts the following description:

“Robert Whyte’s immigrant diary, The Ocean Plague: The Diary of a Cabin Passenger, appeared in print in 1848, one year after the author said he made his journey from famine-stricken Ireland to Canada. Whyte later crossed the boarder into the United States. Nothing is known about Robert Whyte, including whether such a person even existed; the name could very well be a pseudonym. All that is left is this diary, published in 1994 by Mercier Press and edited by James Mangan under the title Robert Whyte’s 1847 Famine Ship Diary.”

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