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Emigration from the United Kingdom 1825-1849

There was a great deal of emigration from Britain and Ireland to the United States and British Empire in the nineteenth century. There was a huge increase in the numbers leaving Ireland during the famine

of the 1840s. This article from the Illustrated London News dated July 6 1850 provides statistics and illustrations of this substantial wave of emigration.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
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