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Title Australia: Letters from Secretary of State. Domestic, 1838-1840
Author Stephen, Sir James; Grey, George; Baron Taunton (Labouchere, Henry); Marquess of Normanby (Phipps, Constantine Henry)
Date 11 Dec 1838 - Oct 1840
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/19
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Includes several letters sent regarding conditions of ships and surgeons appointed to work on board emigration and convict ships. Most letters relate to the medical service and condition of the convict ship, 'Asia'. There are letters discussing wages earnt by surgeons, accommodation on board ship for passengers, as well as those appointed to select emigrants from British towns. There is also a letter relaying claims of women whose trunks had been lost on board the 'Lady McNaughton' emigrant ship. Other letters discuss sales of Crown lands in both Australia and New Zealand to compensate for the expense of sending emigrants to both. An index is included at the end of the volume.
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; South Africa; New Zealand
Places Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia; Devonport, Plymouth, London, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Ports Cork, Ireland; Bristol, Gravesend, England; Leith, Scotland
Nationality British; Scottish; Irish; European
Ships Asia; John Barry; Diamond; Vigo; Hero; Navarino; Cornwall; Bussorah Merchant; Neptune; Juliana; San Josef; David Clark; Florist; St George; Orestes; Palmira; Crusader; James Pattison; Glen Huntley; Henry Porcher; Crescent; Maitland
People Elliott, Sir Thomas Frederick; Grey, George; Lord Glenelg (Grant, Charles); Barrow, Sir John; Stewart, Alex; Dickson, Sir David; Gipps, Sir George; Lady McNaughton; King, Dr Gilbert; Barnard, Edward; Russell, Lord John; Stephen, Sir George; Smith, R Vernon
Keywords administration, government, emigration, emigrant, admiralty, surgeon, employment, shipping, surveying, crime, convict, London Emigration Committee, health and sickness, accounts, finance, wages, agent, navy, postal service, advertisement, emigration scheme, assisted emigration, emigrant selection, Australian Economic Emigration Association, colony, settlement, letter of marque, ship owner, hospital, Royal Navy, cargo, food, provisions, labourer, skilled emigration, passenger, free passage, banking, onward travel, law, compensation, petition, religion, economics, accommodation, demographics, children, family, steamboat, education, property, land, land sale, passage broker, Chelsea Hospital
Language English
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