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Title Emigration. North America and Australia. Volume 2. Public Offices and A to Z
Date 3 Jan 1834 - 9 Jan 1835
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/36
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence
Description Papers relating to immigration in Upper Canada, Lower Canada, New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. Correspondence of, and concerning. Emigration Agents and letters of application from prospective settlers to Australia and Canada.
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
Nationality English
Ships Royal Saxon; Ward; Princess Royal
People Hay, R W; Larpent, Francis Seymour; Lefevre, Sir J G S
Keywords emigration, colony, petition, soldier, settlement, land, travel, passenger, government, assisted emigration, exploitation, women, skilled migration, passenger list, disease, journey conditions
Additional Information This volume includes searchable printed documents.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Emigration. North America and Australia, 1834. Volume 1, Committee and Agents. Emigration Committee: Mr Marshall, Mr Buchanan and the Agents
Printed Documents in this Volume Advertisement for the Emigrant Vessel "Ward"
The Sixteenth Report of the Committee of the Warwick County Asylum
Interior of New South Wales
Limerick Emigrants' Friend Society
A Bill To Consolidate and Amend the Laws Which Regulate the Levy and Application of Parish Cesses and the Election of Parish Officers, and to Establish a Legal Provision of the Poor in Ireland
To Emigrants. New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Extracts from the "Weekly Abstract" Published at Montreal, Upper Canada and Emigration, A Letter to a Member of Parliament Containing a Statement of the Method Pursued by the Petworth Committee
At a Meeting of the Dublin Emigration Committee
Correspondence Regarding Emigration and General Information From the Circular of the Commissioners for Emigration, Dated Colonial Office, 18th July 1831
The Emigrant Case and The Liverpool Standard
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." Addresses to Lieutenant Lynch, "Government Agent for Emigration," Limerick
Emigration. Return to an Address to His Majesty
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