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Title Australia: Letters from Secretary of State. Domestic, 1832
Author Hay, R W; Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick
Date 9 Mar-23 Aug 1832
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/14
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Letters concerning emigration to Australia, with particular focus on who could and could not be assisted. Many mention limiting the travel of single men, while loans and grants were restricted to certain specialists, such as mechanics. Discussion over what should happen to convicts' wives also appears in these letters, as does information on conditions on board the ships.
Series Description This series contains entry books of correspondence on emigration.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland
Country (to) Australia; Canada
Places New South Wales, Tasmania, Australia; New Brunswick, Quebec, Canada; West Indies; Aberdeen, Scotland
Ports Cork, Ireland
Nationality English; Irish; Scottish; Welsh; French; European
Ships Cleopatra; Princess Royal; Mary; Renown; Clyde; Guardian; Brutus; Arundel; Madeline; City of Rochester; Sarah; Jane & Henry
People Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick; Hay, R W
Keywords finance, money, census, administration, politics, assisted emigration, family, convict, marriage, female emigration, steerage, emigrant, emigration, religion, church, Christianity, navy, loan, engineering, education, quarantine, business, surgeon, medicine, health and sickness, court, law
Language English
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