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Title External Affairs. High Commissioner's Office, London. Series I. Department of Agriculture, Jan-May 1885
Author Pope, J H; Marquess of Lorne (Sutherland Campbell, John)
Date Jan-May 1885
Document Type Correspondence; Pamphlet; Map
Reference R219-1-4-E Volume 11
Library / Archive Library and Archives Canada
Collection Name Canada House Correspondence
Description Letters relating to youths placed on farms in Canada, commission paid to steamship agents, passages for girls under 12 years old for domestic service, assisted passage arrangements, Dr Barnardo's children, the supply of maps to intending emigrants and settlers, complaints of settlers, the emigration of African Americans to Canada and credit provided to agents. Includes pamphlet 'Views of Members of the British Association and others. Information for Intending Settlers'.
Series Description Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Biographical Note / History The Canadian High Commission to Britain was established on 10 June 1880. (Statutes of Canada, 43 Victoria., C11, 1880) When Sir Alexander Galt assumed the position of High Commissioner in 1880, his role was quasi-diplomatic. His responsibility was to conduct the business of the Canadian government in Great Britain. This meant all manner of government activity which would concern Canada, including defence arrangements, trade, finance, immigration, justice, shipping, etc. He was assisted in this work by representatives of various Canadian Government departments. But from the very beginning the High Commissioner began to act in a generally representative capacity and to perform tasks which were comparable to a diplomatic officer. The powers of the High Commissioner grew and by the early years of the twentieth century Lord Strathcona, High Commissioner from 1896-1914,had assumed responsibility for the overwhelming majority of the powers and responsibilities of the Canadian government in Great Britain.(Canada, House of Commons Debates, 5 December 1912).
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Great Britain; Germany; United States of America
Country (to) Canada
Places Ottawa, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Canada
Ports Hamburg, Germany
Nationality English; German; European; African American
People Tanner, Professor Henry
Keywords agent, child migration, farming, agriculture, shipping, Dominion Line, assisted emigration, domestic service, Allan Line, railway, Anchor Line, Barnardos, fare, geology, female emigration
Language English; French
Document(s) linked to External Affairs. High Commissioner's Office, London. Series I. Department of Agriculture, June-Dec 1885
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