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Copies of emigration papers of Ernest Robb.

Identifier: Acc.13121

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of copies of Ernest Robb`s emigration papers, c. 1900-1972. The papers include a typescript diary of the journey from Plymouth to Australia, an immigration identity card, Ernest Robb`s Australian passport, a receipt of passage`s money, a passenger`s contract ticket as well as photographs of Ernest and his brothers Jock, emigrant to Western Australia, and Bob, emigrant to the USA.

Ernest Robb was born in Castlehill cottage, Troqueer, Kirkudbrightshire, Dumfries, in 1902. He sailed in the S.S. ‘Demosthenes’ for Australia on 9th October 1925, arriving in Perth, Western Australia, on 17th November 1925. His brother Jock, who had emigrated a few years earlier and had a farm in Cadoux, had encouraged him to emigrate. Ernest possibly settled as a farm worker in Fremantle. His father’s illness prompted his return to Scotland in the S.S. ‘Orsova’ on 10th April 1933.


  • Creation: circa 1900-1972.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be supplied to members of the public for personal study and non-commercial research. All other requests are to be referred to owner of originals.

Full statement in correspondence file for Acc. 13121


0.07 Linear metres (1 file.)

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Other Finding Aids

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented byMr William Robb18 January 2010

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals in the possession of donor

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland
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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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