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Ireland 1847

Irish laborers

1847 - 1848

Boston absorbed over 37,000 Irish immigrants, categorized as Irish laborers.

Black 47

1847 - 1848

Black '47 refers to 1847, the worst year of the Irish famine, a potato blight that between 1845 and 1850 killed more than 1 million people and forced another 1.5 million to emigrate, most of them to North America. Many historians cite August as the worst month of Black '47, when the most people died or left Ireland.

Union work day

1847 - 1848

In 1847, New Hampshire became the first state to pass a 10-hour workday law—but it wasn't enforceable.

typhus epidemic of 1847

May 17, 1847 - May 21, 1847

was an outbreak of epidemic typhus caused by a massive Irish emigration in 1847, during the Great Famine, aboard crowded and disease-ridden "coffin ships".

The great fever

August 1,1847 - November 1, 1848

During the months of August, September and October, we had probably 7 or 800 cases of yellow fever of all grades, and the books of the sexton, which can be fully relied on showed but 68 deaths from this disease to the 1st of November.

So Far From Home

Sick people

June 23, 1847 - June 25, 1847

Then came Mr. Corcoran. He was having trouble standing. The medical officer was asking him questions but no answer came. He has the fever.


July 24, 1847 - July 26, 1847

Kate thinks being a servant working for a rich lady is better then being a mill girl.

Talking bad.

September 7, 1847 - September 8, 1847

Yesterday I heard Clarissa Burroughs talking about the Irish again. She didn't know I was near. She was talking so loud, it wasn't hard to hear.


September 9, 1847 - September 10, 1847

Ruth Shattuck is ill with the fever. Annie says that Ruth is delirious and sleeps fitfully.


October 1, 1847 - October 2, 1847

Clarissa got her long hair stuck in her mill today.