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Title Emigration Correspondence, 1856-1858
Author Buchanan, Alexander Carlisle
Date 1856-1858
Document Type Correspondence
Reference R194-64-6-E, Volume 2392, Folder 3
Library / Archive Libraries and Archives Canada
Collection Name Department of Agriculture: Immigration
Description Letters offering instructions for personnel on Grosse Île quarantine station, the encouragement of immigration via the St Lawrence river, correspondence regarding forwarded lists of emigrants per ship, returns of emigrants and their skills for employment, the registration of Scottish emigration and land agents and the appointment of new emigration agents.
Series Description Records created and maintained by the Immigration Branch of the Department of Agriculture. As immigration and colonization became increasingly important to the new Dominion government, the high volume of information flowing into and required from the Minister's office overwhelmed the docket system of record-keeping.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain; United States of America
Country (to) Canada
Places Grosse Île, Quebec, Canada
Ports Liverpool, Plymouth, England; New York, United States; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Londonderry, Ireland
Nationality English; Scottish; Irish; European
Ships Emma; Oriental; Belmont; Culloden; Ocean Bride; Lady Peel; Gipsey Queen; James Jardine; Windsor Forest; Argentinus; St James; Persia
People Coulan, W; Schmidt, William; Hope, Reverend H
Keywords quarantine, health and sickness, hospital, accommodation, emigration, surgeon, assisted emigration, tax, legislation, labourer, fare, employment, female emigration, domestic service, land sale, agent
Language English
Copyright Libraries and Archives Canada