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Title Emigration. North America and Australia, 1838. Volume 5. Miscellaneous A to Z
Date 3 Jan-21 Dec 1838
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/50
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence
Description Correspondence regarding emigration to Canada and to New South Wales, including correspondence of the Highlands Destitution Committee and the Cape of Good Hope dispatches.
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
Country (to) Canada; Australia
Places Liverpool, England; New South Wales, Australia
Nationality English; Scottish
People Stephen, Sir James; Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick; Grey, Sir George; Baron Glenelg (Grant, Charles)
Keywords emigration, colony, petition, soldier, settlement, land, travel, passenger, government, assisted emigration, money, ship
Additional Information This volume includes searchable printed documents.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Emigration. North America and Australia, 1838. Volume 1. January to May. Agent-General Elliot
Emigration. North America and Australia, 1838. Volume 2. June to August. Agent-General Elliot
Emigration. North America and Australia, 1838. Volume 3. September to December. Agent-General Elliot
Emigration. North America and Australia, 1838. Volume 4. Public Offices
Printed Documents in this Volume From James Cooper Who Emigrated to Upper Canada in 1836 in the Herber, Sent Out by the Petworth Emigration Committee
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