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Fifty-two out of 234 Irish emigrants died in Cornwall Ontario’s typhoid quarantine sheds between June 14th and October 18, 1847, making this the single largest human tragedy in the history of Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry. Until the discovery of the Cornwall Emigrant Hospital log book last year, the victims were nameless. Now that we know who they were, the SD & G Historical Society and the Irish Memorial Committee would like to erect a Celtic Cross to their memory near the site of the original quarantine hospital in Cornwall’s Lamoureux Park.

To complete this long overdue project we would like to request your donation to the Cornwall Irish Memorial. As a registered non-profit charity, the SD & G Historical Society will issue tax receipts for all donations $25 and over. All donors will be listed in a commemorative donor programme, to be kept at the Cornwall Community Museum, and invited to the unveiling ceremonies planned for October 2014.

Please send donations to:   SD&G Historical Society
PO Box 773,
Cornwall, Ontario
K6H 5T5

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