The full content of this document is only available to subscribing institutions. More information can be found via

Title Emigration Australia: Letters from Secretary of State. Domestic. Volume 4
Author Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick; Earl Grey (Grey, Charles)
Date 23 Aug 1832 - 31 Aug 1833
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/15
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Correspondence predominantly relative to female emigration, particularly of unmarried women, travelling from Liverpool, England to Australia. There are dispatches of financial orders sent to Mr T Warbrick at Liverpool by Governor Arthur Elliott, at least one letter referring to emigration to the Cape of Good Hope and several seeking larger loans to assist emigrants pay for their passage. Other letters note crimes committed at Scottish ports, regulations relative to awarding monies for emigrants that die during their passage and higher wages earnt in the Australian colonies. Several letters also transmit rejections to applications seeking assisted passage to Australia, with one letter remarking that the habit of granting pecuniary aid only to emigrants skilled as mechanics will not stop other emigrants settling in New South Wales or Tasmania if they have sufficient means to pay for their passage. At the back of this volume there is also an index of correspondence sent, sorted by Government Department and then alphabetically.
Series Description This series contains entry books of correspondence on emigration.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Ships and Shipping Lines; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland
Country (to) South Africa; Australia; Canada
Places Liverpool, Bath, England; Cape of Good Hope, South Africa; New South Wales, Tasmania, Australia; Dublin, Ireland
Ports Aberdeen, Inverness, Leith, Carlisle, Scotland; Liverpool, England
Nationality Australian; English; European
Ships Clyde; Adventurer; Sir Thomas Munro; Protector; Ellen; Mail; Jane & Henry; William; Strathfieldsaye; Betsey; Eliza; Lunar; Hibernia; Macclesfield; Gulnare; Westmoreland
People Warbrick, R; Wilkinshaw W; Morrison, William; Fisher, John Cambridge; Viscount Goderich (Robinson, Frederick John); Lord Palmerston (Temple, Lord Henry John); Bourke, Major General Sir Richard
Keywords administration, finance, women, unmarried, emigrant, agent, emigration, shipping, bounty emigration, application, travel, colony, assisted emigration, crime, law, passage money, loan, land grant, court, business, death, debt, government, indentured labour, labourer, construction, employment, wages, labour, free passage, settlement, family, carpenter, newspaper, skilled emigration, passenger list, passenger, petition, ship owner, accounts, pensioners, customs, agriculture, advertisement, regulations, tax, land, charity, social class
Language English
Copyright Crown Copyright documents © are reproduced by permission of The National Archives London, UK