The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1751-1776
Author: Peter W. Coldham
Paperback, 349 pages
This is a heroic attempt to bring together from English sources a complete list of immigrants to the New World from 1751 to 1776. No doubt records of passengers leaving for America were kept in this period, but while no systematic record has survived, the remaining records are substantial. Some were collected and published by John Camden Hotten over 100 years ago, and they were the passenger lists he found in the British State Papers. Since then a great many sources have been found and the time has been long overdue for these facts to be assembled in one comprehensive book. Hence the publication of this work by the English scholar Peter Wilson Coldham, the leading authority on early English emigration records.