The Arrival of the First Scottish Catholic Emigrants in Prince Edward Island by Summerside, 1922 Originally published by The Journal Publishing Co. Ltd.

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The book provides a detailed account of emigration of Scottish Catholics to Prince Edward Island, their settlement in the new land, and the establishment of a vibrant community. --The "Memorial Volume" containing an account of the entire proceedings of the erection of a monument at Scotchfort to commemorate the arrival of the first Scottish Catholic immigrants in Prince Edward Island, is [July 19th, 1922]presented to the public, contains in detail the story of the first Scottish Catholic emigrants. It recounts the trying circumstances that forced them to leave their native land, and come to seek homes in Prince Edward Island. It describes the conditions they met on their arrival and the subsequent trials and difficulties they were forced to undergo. The brightest page in the volume tells of the heroism and devotedness of the early Missionaries, who with the constancy of Martyrs stood at their post of duty, and labored to preserve the Faith, amid incredible privations. -- The final section of the book contains a listing, with biographical sketches, of each of the Scottish Priests who served in Prince Edward Island from the arrival of the Scottish emigrants in 1722 until the erection of the monument in Scotchfort in 1922. Some include images of the priests. -- Everyone with an interest in the history, families and settlement of Prince Edward Island will find this book a fascinating peek into the migration of one religious group and how that relates to the overall settlement and history of the island.
 

About Summerside, 1922 Originally published by The Journal Publishing Co. Ltd.

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