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Title Emigration Correspondence, 1865-1866
Date 1865-1866
Document Type Correspondence
Reference R194-64-6-E, Volume 2393, Folder 4
Library / Archive Libraries and Archives Canada
Collection Name Department of Agriculture: Immigration
Description Letters and reports showing emigration returns, average wages paid for professions in Canada, number of emigrants and where they came from per province, the movement of 'Limerick Union Girls' from Ireland, expenditure of the emigration department and estimates of labour required in Canada.
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; Ireland; Germany; Norway; France; Italy
Country (to) Canada
Places Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ports Montreal, Ontario, Canada; Limerick, Ireland; Portland, Maine, United States
Nationality English; Irish; Scottish; German; Norwegian; French; Italian; European; American
Ships SS St David
People Buchanan, Alexander Carlisle
Keywords health and sickness, cholera, employment, agriculture, labourer, domestic service, female emigration, wages, child migration, labour
Language English
Copyright Libraries and Archives Canada