Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Paul Crosby Chamberlain Emigrated from the United States

Leah Smith
11 November 2015
Dear Myrtle's Tracing Immigrant Origins Study Group

Show an example of an emigration document.

I spent a great deal of time looking at examples of documents and trying to find one that related to my family or hometown research (although that was not a requirement.)  I never did find just the right thing, but I did learn a great deal about what types of documents were in this category, and where I might find them if available.

I decided to show this US Passport Application of Paul Crosby Chamberlain, born 18 December 1883, New York, NY, USA, son of a former South Carolina Governor Daniel Henry Chamberlain, and Alice Cornelia Ingersoll.  Paul was a journalist who appeared to have been staying in London.  A US citizen, he needed permission to travel to Servia, Bulgaria, Roumania, and Turkey, probably in connection with this work, as this was just prior to the Balkan War of 1912 -1913. To my knowledge, Paul never returned to the United States to live.  He served with the British Royal Field Artillery during World War I, and became a British Citizen after that service.  He and his wife were killed in December 1940 during a bombing raid in London.

Passport Application of Paul C. Chamberlain on

U. S, Passport Applications, 1795 - 1925 U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2007: Accessed 11 November 2015; Application for Paul C. Chamberlain, American Embassy at London, 15 September 1911.