Thursday, September 25, 2008
From Amondsbury to Aylmer: The Pearce Letters
There will be a book launch for David Porter's new book From Almondsbury to Aylmer: The Pearce Letters at the Aylmer Town Hall Library, Wed., Oct. 8, 2008 at 7:30PM.
The book describes the six-week voyage of a newly married couple in 1852 from Bristol, England to New York in a former slave ship, the 600 mile trek to their destination in Elgin County, Canada West (Ontario) and what the emigrants found there.
Twenty five letters from Pearce family members in England to William Pearce of Elgin County touch on political events and social changes in Britain, and articulate the strong Charistian beliefs of their writers, Anglican and Methodist.
Copies of the new book will be made available at the book launch and through Campbell's in Aylmer. More details to follow on distribution.
(photo courtesy of Norm and Liz Pearce, Jaffa, Ontario)