The experience of migration

With their ten years of labour bearing low returns, the Hunts returned to Essex aboard the S.S. Manchester in October 1936. Their transatlantic journeys are documented through correspondence, diaries, and other printed ephemera.

The rest of Calendar notebook, diary - 1936 can be found in the York University Libraries Digital Repository, along with additional materials connected to Hunt’s migration. 

Instructions to intending settlers for Canada - ca. 1926

Instructions to intending settlers for Canada - ca. 1926

Instructions by Canada’s Department of Immigration and Colonization to help settlers prepare for immigration.

Greyhound map of the United States - ca. 1936

Greyhound map of the United States - ca. 1936

This Greyhound map of the United States traces the start of the Hunt's return to England, travelling by bus from Spruce Lake, Saskatchewan to Montreal, Quebec. 

Calendar notebook, diary - 1936

Calendar notebook, diary - 1936

In addition to farm records, Hunt chronicled his farm sale and journey home in this diary kept from April 21, 1935 to December 26, 1936. View the remainder of the diary here.

The experience of migration