Remnant of Marshall’s Plymouth Emigration Depot, Baltic Wharf, Plymouth, 2014, Photographer Liz Rushen
John Marshall assisted thousands of people to migrate in the nineteenth century from Great Britain and Ireland to the British colonies of Australia, Canada, Cape Town, New Zealand and North America. Immigration was as controversial in the nineteenth century as it is today. This book tells the story of the most active emigration agent of the nineteenth-century, John Marshall, and the processes he developed to ensure a smooth process from departure at his emigration depot at Plymouth to arrival in the colonies.
Delaford, William John Huggins, c.1830, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, BNC3283