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Title Emigration. North America, 1830 and 1831. Mr. Richard's Mission
Author Richards, John
Date 25 Apr 1830 - 30 Mar 1832
Document Type Report; Manuscript; Correspondence
Reference CO 384/26
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence.
Description Report on the pros and cons of settlement in Canada and progress so far. Includes details about trade and revenue, exports from Canada and emigration to the North American provinces.
Series Description This series contains correspondence relating to British settlement in North America and Australasia, and to Indian indentured labour in the West Indies. Until 1857 it consists of domestic letters alone. The series then ceases and is not resumed until 1872.
Biographical Note / History A Colonial Land and Emigration Commission was created in 1840 to undertake the duties of two earlier and overlapping authorities under the supervision of the secretary of state: the Colonisation Commissioners for South Australia and the Agent General for Emigration. In 1855 it became the Emigration Commission. The commission's powers were gradually given up to the larger colonies as they obtained self-government, and after 1873 it was responsible only for controlling the importation of Indian labour into sugar-producing colonies. It was abolished in 1878 and an Emigration Department was then set up in the Colonial Office. This department was merged with the General Department in 1894, and abolished altogether in 1896.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration
Country (from) Ireland; Great Britain
Country (to) Canada
Places Quebec, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Montreal, New Brunswick, Canada; London, England
Ports New York, United States; Portsmouth, Liverpool, England; Dublin, Cork, Ireland
Nationality English; Irish
Ships Hannibal
People Richards, John; Murray, Sir George; Black, President; Burwell, Colonel M; Talbot, Colonel
Keywords emigration, assisted emigration, government, colony, land grant, accounts, finance, trade, cargo, agriculture, farming, New Brunswick Company, hemp, settlement, shipping, tobacco, statistics, timber
Additional Information This volume includes searchable printed documents.
Language English
Printed Documents in this Volume Canada Waste Lands. Return to an Address to His Majesty, Dated 13 September 1831
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