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Title Immigration Letterbook
Date 9 Apr 1862 - 19 Dec 1864
Document Type Correspondence
Reference R194-66-X-E Volume 2398
Library / Archive Library and Archives Canada
Description Letters written by the Minister and Departmental Secretary concerning all aspects of immigration in Canada. Includes numerous references to activities and administration of the Grosse Île quarantine station, charges levelled at officers of the department, the appointment of emigration agents, the cultivation of land, the Grand Trunk Railway, the treatment of emigrants and various financial matters.
Series Description Records created and maintained by the Immigration Branch of the Department of Agriculture. The series includes sub-series containing departmental correspondence, subject files, letter books, immigrant arrival records, and files from the Ottawa Immigration Office. 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. By the mid-1890s, the department began to create subject files, combining incoming and outgoing correspondence related to one subject together.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain; Germany; Ireland; Denmark
Country (to) Canada
Places Grosse Île, Quebec, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Nationality English; German; Irish; Danish; European
People Buchanan, Alexander Carlisle; Wagner, William
Keywords emigration, railway, agent, agriculture, farming, employment, assisted emigration, hospital, quarantine, medical staff, surgeon
Language English
Copyright Library and Archives Canada