Correspondence between Thomas Benbow Philips and Rev. John Phillips

Correspondence with Rev. John Phillips from a manuscript collection kept by Thomas Benbow Philips. Thomas Benbow Phillips (1829 - 1915) pioneer of the Welsh settlement in Brazil between 1850-1854. T. B Phillips was born February 14, 1829 in London and grew up in Manchester. He published an advertisement in January 1850 to promote colonization in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. In September 1850, he led the first Welsh settlers on board the Irene for Rio Grande do Sul. Although about 100 had moved to Nova Cambria by 1852 and that the situation was promising as an enterprise, by October 1854 the colony has all but disappeared. Following the death of his wife, Benbow Phillips moved to Patagonia in 1872.

List of the names of the people on board Electre Spark when it sank on the way from New York to Buenos Aires. A note says that Captain Rogers and John Williams say they are going to the colony, but that the writer doubts it. x 26 March 1874 List of...
Letter written to Thomas Benbow Phillips at 8 Melbourne Street, Hulme, Rev John Phillips, Vron, Bangor, North Wales dated 21 February, 1850 Rev John Phillips was in favour of persuading the people of Wales to consider emigration, and wished...
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