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Title Emigrant Vessels. Return to an Order of the Honourable the House of Commons, Dated 16 February 1852; – for, a Return "in the Annexed form, Showing the Number of Vessels Which Have Sailed from Ports in the United Kingdom with Emigrants on Board, During the Last Five Years; Distinguishing Whether Such Ports are Under the Superintendence of an Emigration Officer or Not; With a Statement, so Far as the Same Can be Made Out , of the Number of Such Ships Which Have Been Wrecked or Destroyed at Sea, and the Number of Lives so Lost
Author Hume, A O
Date 6 Apr 1852
Document Type Printed Extract
Reference CO 384/92
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence.
Series Description This series contains correspondence relating to British settlement in North America and Australasia, and to Indian indentured labour in the West Indies. Until 1857 it consists of domestic letters alone. The series then ceases and is not resumed until 1872.
Biographical Note / History A Colonial Land and Emigration Commission was created in 1840 to undertake the duties of two earlier and overlapping authorities under the supervision of the secretary of state: the Colonisation Commissioners for South Australia and the Agent General for Emigration. In 1855 it became the Emigration Commission. The commission's powers were gradually given up to the larger colonies as they obtained self-government, and after 1873 it was responsible only for controlling the importation of Indian labour into sugar-producing colonies. It was abolished in 1878 and an Emigration Department was then set up in the Colonial Office. This department was merged with the General Department in 1894, and abolished altogether in 1896.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation
Ports London, Plymouth, Liverpool, Bideford, Bristol, Carlisle, Dartmouth, Falmouth, Gloucester, Hull, Maryport, Milford, Newcastle, Newhaven, Padstow, Penzance, Poole, St Ives, Scarborough, Shields, Southampton, Stockton, Sunderland, Truro, Weymouth, Whitby, England; Glasgow, Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Grangemouth, Inverness, Leith, Montrose, Stornoway, Scotland; Belfast, Londonderry, Northern Ireland; Dublin, Sligo, Limerick, Cork, Waterford, New Ross, Drogheda, Dundalk, Galway, Newry, Skibbereen, Tralee, Westport, Wexford, Ireland; Aberystwyth, Beaumaris, Caernarvon, Cardiff, Llanelli, Newport, Wales
Keywords emigration, shipping, agent, port, shipwreck
Additional Information This document is part of CO 384/92 from The National Archives, UK.
Language English
Original Volume Emigration, General. Public Offices. Land Board, 1854, Volume 1
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