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Title Correspondence with Government Offices: Emigration
Author Rogers, Frederic; Murdoch, Thomas William Clinton; Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick; Merivale, Herman; Walcott, Stephen
Date Mar 1836 - Mar 1876
Document Type Correspondence; Financial Papers
Reference MH 19/22
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name Local Government Board and predecessors: Correspondence with Government Offices
Description Correspondence, including draft legislation, exchanged between the Poor Law Board (latterly the Local Government Board) and the Colonial Office on the subject of assisted pauper migration. The correspondence focuses on the health of migrants, their numbers and requirements, education, religious instruction, the demand for labour and skills in individual colonies, various financial matters, and the conditions on board migrant ships. Also includes a copy of Colonisation Circular No. 11, July 1851.
Series Description This series contains correspondence of the Poor Law Commission and Board and the Local Government Board with other government departments, the Metropolitan Police, the Metropolitan Board of Works and parliamentary officers relating to poor law administration and, after 1871, public health and local government services. Also includes volumes of internal correspondence and papers of the Poor Law Board and the Local Government Board, including draft orders and Bills, minutes and memoranda on establishment and organization matters, precedents, general questions of administration and correspondence with the Treasury. Some volumes relate to specific subjects, particularly plague, but also anthrax, cholera, leprosy, smallpox, yellow fever, quarantine and emigration.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Politics, Legislation and Governance; Journey Conditions; Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Canada; Australia; Natal
Places South Australia, New South Wales, Australia; New Brunswick, Canada; Port Natal, Cape Town, South Africa
Ports London, Plymouth, Liverpool, Bristol, Padstow, England; Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality English; Scottish; European
Ships Ottawa; Baltic; Russell; Lord Canterbury; Calcutta; St George; Sydney
People Chadwick, Sir Edwin; Earl Russell (Russell, Lord John); Lord Howick (Grey, Henry); Earl of Derby (Smith-Stanley, Sir Edward)
Keywords clergy, education, finance, tax, money, assisted emigration, child migration, female emigration, administration, workhouse, poverty, health and sickness, bounty emigration, fever, labour, labourer, food, diet, victualling, land sale, bounty emigration, regulations, legislation, medical examination, eligibility, artisan, Christianity, agent, hospital, shipping, surgeon, disease, death, statistics, unemployment, emigration, poor laws
Language English
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