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Title Emigration. North America and Australia, 1835. Volume 2. Public Offices and A to Z
Date 5 Jan 1835 - 5 Jan 1836
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/39
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence
Description Documents regarding convict ships from Great Britain to New South Wales and letters of application from prospective settlers requesting passage to, and land in, Canada or New South Wales. Parliamentary report at the end of the documents give names and figures of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland to British Colonies and to the United States of America during 1833 and 1834.
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) Motives for Emigration
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland
Country (to) Canada; Australia; United States of America
Ports Liverpool, England
Ships Oriental
People Walkinshaw, Edward; Hay, R W; Stephen, Sir James; Buchanan, James; Earl of Aberdeen (Hamilton-Gordon, George)
Keywords emigration, colony, petition, soldier, settlement, land, travel, passenger, government, assisted emigration, money, convict
Additional Information This volume includes searchable printed documents.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Emigration. North America and Australia, 1835. Volume I. Emigration Committee, Mr Marshall, Mr Buchanan and the Agents
Printed Documents in this Volume Documents Relating to Convict Ships, Including Instructions to Surgeons Superintendent on Board Convict Ships Proceeding to New South Wales or Van Diemen's Land
Acts of the Congress of the United States of America for the Government of Seamen, Merchants, etc.
A Bill to Repeal an Act of the Ninth Year of His Late Majesty, for Regulating the Carriage of Passengers in Merchant Vessels From the United Kingdom to the British Possessions on the Continent and Islands of North America, and to Make Further Provision for Regulating the Same
Plan of the Ship Orientals Accommodation and Information Regarding Passage Fares
Advice to Emigrants
The Bahama Argus
Correspondence and Maps Regarding Emigration to Canada
Refutation of The False and Injurious Charges Contained in a Letter Published in the London and Provincial Papers, and Signed "Robert Low, Lt. R.N., His Majesty's Agent &c." Addressed to Lieutenant Lynch, "Government Agent for Emigration," Limerick
Memorial to Viscount Glenelg, From the Immigrants of New South Wales, Arrived Since 1830
Emigration, Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, Dated 23 March 1835
Crown Lands, Canada. Canada Land and Timber Funds
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