Book/Printed Material Five years in Minnesota. Sketches of life in a western state.

Transcript: PDF  |  XML

About this Item

Title
Five years in Minnesota. Sketches of life in a western state.
Summary
Maurice Farrar was an Englishman authorized by Minnesota in 1880 to act as an Agent for the promotion of Immigration through lecturing in Great Britain. He spent five years in Minnesota during the late 1870s and, upon his return home, published this promotional work extolling the farming life there. The preface makes clear his intention of encouraging inhabitants of Britain to emigrate to a land seemingly unaffected by agricultural depression. His favorable review of Minnesota centers on Fairmont, in Martin County, which he describes as an "English colony" settled by natives of Great Britain from all walks of life. He then talks about the woods of Fillmore County and the town of Chatfield which he follows with a visit to a Chippewa reservation, White Earth. For much of the rest of the book, Farrar discusses sports, politics, and social life, finishing with a detailed exploration of factors that might induce one to emigrate. An appendix of agricultural crops, ploughing, appropriate housing and other practical information concludes this volume.
Contributor Names
Farrar, J. Maurice.
Created / Published
London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington ..., 1880.
Subject Headings
-  Minnesota--Description and travel
-  Minnesota--Emigration and immigration--History--19th century
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
xiv, 269, [1] p. 20 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F606 .F24
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbum.05676
Library of Congress Control Number
03005676
Language
English
Online Format
online text
image
pdf
Description
Maurice Farrar was an Englishman authorized by Minnesota in 1880 to act as an Agent for the promotion of Immigration through lecturing in Great Britain. He spent five years in Minnesota during the late 1870s and, upon his return home, published this promotional work extolling the farming life there. The preface makes clear his intention of encouraging inhabitants of Britain to emigrate to a land seemingly unaffected by agricultural depression. His favorable review of Minnesota centers on Fairmont, in Martin County, which he describes as an "English colony" settled by natives of Great Britain from all walks of life. He then talks about the woods of Fillmore County and the town of Chatfield which he follows with a visit to a Chippewa reservation, White Earth. For much of the rest of the book, Farrar discusses sports, politics, and social life, finishing with a detailed exploration of factors that might induce one to emigrate. An appendix of agricultural crops, ploughing, appropriate housing and other practical information concludes this volume.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/03005676
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the materials in the Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910 materials. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, General Collections and Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

Further copyright information is also available at American Memory and Copyright.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Farrar, J. Maurice. Five years in Minnesota. Sketches of life in a western state. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1880. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/03005676/.

APA citation style:

Farrar, J. M. (1880) Five years in Minnesota. Sketches of life in a western state. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/03005676/.

MLA citation style:

Farrar, J. Maurice. Five years in Minnesota. Sketches of life in a western state. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1880. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/03005676/>.