The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 704 pages of information about The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902).
Report of Commissioners—­Remonstrances—­Quantity of stationery used—­Cooked food recommended—­Monsieur Soyer comes to Ireland—­His coming heralded by the London Journals—­His soup—­Jealousy—­M.  Jacquet on Soyer—­The Lancet on him—­Professor Aldridge, M.D., on Soyer’s soup—­Sir Henry Marsh on it—­M.  Soyer’s model soup kitchen—­A “gala day”—­Ireland M. Soyer’s “difficulty”—­Last appearance!—­Description of his “Model Soup Kitchen” (Note)—­Reclamation of waste lands—­Quantity reclaimable—­Sir Robert Kane’s view—­Mr. Fagan on Reclamation—­Mr. Poulette Scrope on the Irish question—­Unreclaimed land in Mayo—­The Dean of Killala—­Commissary General Hewetson on reclamation and over-population—­Opposition to reclamation—­No reason given for it—­Sir R. Griffith on it—­Mr. Fetherstone a reclaimer of bog—­Reclamation of bog in England—­Second Report of Relief Commissioners—­Relief Works closed too rapidly—­The twenty per cent. rule—­Mr. Labouchere’s reply to Smith O’Brien—­Letter from Colonel Jones—­The Premier’s promise—­The Claremorris deanery—­Effect of the dismissals in various parts of the country—­Soup kitchens attacked—­Third Report of the Relief Commissioners—­Questions from Inspectors—­O’Connell’s last illness—­His attempt to reach Rome—­His death—­His character—­Remaining Reports of the Relief Commissioners—­The Accountant’s department—­Number of rations—­Money spent, 420


The Fever Act—­Central Board of Health—­Fever Hospitals—­Changes in the Act—­Outdoor Attendance—­Interment of the Dead—­The Fever in 1846—­Cork Workhouse—­Clonmel—­Tyrone—­Ne
wry—­Sligo—­Leitrim—­Roscommon—­Galway—­ Fever in 1847—­Belfast—­Death-rate in the Workhouses—­Swinford—­Cork—
­Dropsy—­Carrick-on-Shannon—­Macroom—­ Bantry Abbey—­Dublin—­Cork Street Hospital—­Applications for Temporary Hospital accommodation—­Relapse a remarkable feature—­Number of cases received—­Percentage of Mortality—­Weekly Cost of Patients—­Imperfect Returns—­Scurvy—­The cause of it—­Emigration—­Earlier Schemes of Emigration—­Mr. Wilmot Horton—­Present State of Peterborough (Note)—­Various Parliamentary Committees on Emigration—­Their Views—­The Devon Commission—­Its Views of Emigration—­A Parliamentary Committee opposed to Emigration—­Statistics of Emigration—­Gigantic Emigration Scheme—­Mr. Godley—­Statement to the Premier—­The Joint Stock Company for Emigration—­L9,000,000 required—­How to be applied—­It was to be a Catholic Emigration—­Mr. Godley’s Scheme—­Not accepted by the Government—­Who signed it—­Names (Note)—­Dr. Maginn on the Emigration Scheme—­Emigration to be left to itself—­Statistics of Population—­The Census of 1841—­Deaths from the Famine—­Deaths amongst Emigrants—­Deaths amongst those who went to Canada—­Emigration to the United States—­Commission to protect Emigrants—­Revelations—­Mortality on board Emigrant Ships—­Plunder of Emigrants—­Committee of Inquiry—­Its Report—­Frauds about Passage Tickets—­Evidence—­How did any survive?—­Remittances from Emigrants—­Unprecedented—­A proof of their industry and perseverance, 474


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