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Title New Zealand Company, Original Correspondence. General, Folio 801-end
Date Jan-Dec 1845
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 208/48
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name New Zealand Company Original Correspondence, etc.
Description Letters and papers relating to the work of the New Zealand Company. There are copies of the London Gazette from Tuesday 30 September and Wednesday 12 November 1845. Also includes shipping papers for the 'Ralph Bernal', owned by Henry Willis & Co., and chartered to run passengers for the New Zealand Company from Britain to New Zealand. Later there are lists of land orders in New Zealand.
Series Description This series contains original correspondence and entry books of the New Zealand Company which were handed over to the Colonial Office after the surrender of the company's charters in 1850. Also included are minutes, accounts, registers of emigrants and land transfer records.
Biographical Note / History The New Zealand Company was a chartered company formed in 1839 and incorporated in 1841 with power to buy, sell, settle and cultivate land in New Zealand. It did not prove a satisfactory agency for colonising New Zealand and was induced to surrender its charters in 1850. It was finally dissolved in 1858.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Ships and Shipping Lines; Colonisation Companies and Emigration Societies
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) New Zealand
Ports London, England; Wellington, Port Nelson, Auckland, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Nationality Scottish; English; European
Ships Ralph Bernal
Keywords New Zealand Company, shipping, communication, postal service, insurance, church, religion, emigration, emigrant, advertisement, finance, newspaper, journalism, company shares, business, banking, land, land sale, Church of England, legislation
Language English
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