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Title Reports and Memoranda, 1870-1871
Author Stafford, Lawrence
Date 1869 - 22 Aug 1871
Document Type Report; Correspondence
Reference R194-64-6-E, Volume 2395, Folder 1
Library / Archive Library and Archives Canada
Collection Name Department of Agriculture: Immigration
Description Includes proceedings of the 1870 Immigration Conference in Ottawa discussing the present state of emigration from England, the lack of female labour, assisted emigration, land grants arranged with the Dominion Government and juvenile migration. Also includes correspondence surrounding salaries for agents, arrival figures, the employment of passengers in steerage and instructions to 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; Ireland; Norway; Germany; Denmark; France
Country (to) Canada
Places Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ports Liverpool, London, England; Londonderry, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality English; Irish; Scottish; German; Norwegian; Danish; French; European
Ships SS Kestonian; SS Peruvian; SS Germany; SS Nova Scotian; HMS Crocodile; SS Dacia; HMS Seraphis; SS Cleopatra; SS Austrian; SS St David; SS Hibernian; SS Hestonian; SS Medway
People Cartier, Sir George-Etienne
Keywords land sale, societies, land grant, finance, assisted emigration, female emigration, child migration, domestic service, labour, Allan Line, farming, agent, finance, wages, shipping, steerage, employment
Language English
Copyright Library and Archives Canada