Heywood, Thomas (1820-68). Journal and Advertisement, 1856-65 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
In 1856, Thomas Heywood and his family emigrated from Lancashire, England. He used this journal to record the experiences of his voyage, noting sea sickness, the types of passengers, and the daily tasks and habits on board ship. Heywood also used the volume to record his earnings as a laborer after his family settled in Wyoming, Stark County, Ill. Inserted in the journal is a broadside advertising and giving instructions for the use of a "Self-Raker," a harvesting machine.
Alice Dunlap of Chicago and Mrs. Robert J. Nolan of Tolono, Ill., descendants of Heywood, donated the journal to the Library in 1963.