Journal of a voyage in the Ship Sampson, May 23, 1819 - August 23, 1819


Date: 1819 | Size: 1 volume(s)


This manuscript is by an unknown author who was coming to America to live. It records his voyage from Liverpool, England, to Philadelphia.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 36 p.


Provenance unknown.

Processing information

Recatalogued from Misc. Ms. Coll.

Early American History Note

The "Journal of a Voyage in the Ship Sampson" tracks the transatlantic crossing of an unknown immigrant from Liverpool to Philadelphia in 1819. The last pages describe the approach to Philadelphia in detail. The journal also touches on some of the emotions the author felt as he disembarked. The last page contains a poem written by the journal's author titled "On Leaving England for America" and a letter written to friends from "this land of liberty."

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Sampson (Ship)


  • Journals (notebooks).
  • Travel Narratives and Journals


  • Emigration and immigration.
  • Philadelphia History
  • Travel
  • Voyages and travels.