A True Picture of Emigration; or Fourteen Years in The Interior of North America; being a full and impartial account of the various difficulties and ultimate success of an English family who emigrated from Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds, in the year 1841
London: G. Berger, . 12mo. -62pp.
Publisher's pink paper lettered wrappers
First edition: a woman's account of pioneer life on the midwestern frontier.
The Burlend family (husband, wife and five children) emigrated from Leeds in 1831 via New Orleans, and traveled up the Mississippi River to settle in Pike County, Illinois. Her work provides a detailed description of homesteading in the old northwest.
Howes B992; Graff 490; Sabin 97133; Buck 235, Clark III 19, Decker 35-359.