Letters From Van Dieman's Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada. Benjamin WAIT, Mrs. B.  WAIT, Maria Benjamin.
Letters From Van Dieman's Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada
Letters From Van Dieman's Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada
Letters From Van Dieman's Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada
Letters From Van Dieman's Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada
Letters From Van Dieman's Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada
Letters From Van Dieman's Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada
Letters From Van Dieman's Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada
Letters From Van Dieman's Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada
Letters From Van Dieman's Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada

Letters From Van Dieman's Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada

Place Published: Buffalo
Publisher: A.W. Wilgus
Date Published: 1843
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover

First edition. 16.5x10 cm (6 x 4 inches), vi, [7]-356pp., Wood-engraved frontispiece and a folding map p.352 titled Van Diemen's Island. contemporary leather-backed boards. Wear and staining to boards, sunning to spine; toning and scattered foxing, early ownership inscription. Good condition.

The book comprises mostly letters written from the English penal colony in Tasmania also, letters descriptive of personal appeals in behalf of her husband, and his fellow prisoners, to the Earl of Durham, Her Majesty, and the United Legislature of the Canadas / by Mrs. B. Wait.

TPL 2622 & Lande 2283

Full title: Letters From Van Dieman's Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada. Embodying, Also, Letters Descriptive of Personal Appeals in Behalf of Her Husband, and His Fellow Prisoners, to the Earl of Durham, Her Majesty, and the United Legislature of the Canadas, by Mrs. B. Wait. Benjamin Wait (1813-1895), rebel, was born in Markham Township, Upper Canada. His participation in the rebellion of 1837-38 led to a death sentence, commuted to transportation for life to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), where he arrived in 1839. Due to the efforts of his wife, he received a pardon in 1842, but he had already escaped, eventually reaching the United States. He spent the rest of his life in New York and Michigan.
Good. Item #8483

$400.00 USD
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