This is the diary of Thomas Crawford, a young man emigrating to Australia from Scotland in 1825. The long journey by sea took five months; we'll be putting his diary entries up on the dates he recorded, albeit 185 years later. The map at the top of this page shows his route.
This website is part of the Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing project, run by the Department of English Language, University of Glasgow, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Read more about CMSW here.
Thomas's diary is held by the Mitchell Library, Glasgow.