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Title Emigration. North America and Australia, 1833. Volume 2. Public offices and A to Z
Date 4 Jan-17 Dec 1833
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/33
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence
Description Papers relating to migration to New South Wales and Canada. Correspondence of, and concerning, Emigration Agents and letters of application from prospective settlers to Australia and Canada.
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) Great Britain
Country (to) Canada; Australia
Places London, Liverpool, England
Nationality English; Irish
People Edward, Walkinshaw; Hay, R W; Earl Grey (Grey, Charles); Lefevre, Sir J G S; Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick; Viscount Goderich (Robinson, Frederick John)
Keywords emigration, colony, petition, soldier, settlement, land, travel, passenger, government, assisted emigration, money
Additional Information This volume includes searchable printed documents.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Emigration. North America and Australia, 1833. Volume 1. Emigration Committee and Agents
Printed Documents in this Volume Prospectus. North American Colonial Association of Ireland
List of Queries Regarding the Question of Sending Orphan Boys to the Colonies
A Proposal for Regulating Emigration Whereby the Whole Industrious Labouring Classes Will be Speedily Relieved, and the National Debt Ultimately Liquidated
A Letter to Mr. Stickney, of Holderness, on Emigration to Canada, by Joh Mewburn, of Niagara, Upper Canada, and Late of Whitby, Yorkshire
General Information, From the Circular of the Commissioners for Emigration, Dated Colonial Office, 18th July 1831
Society For the Permanent Support of Orphan and Destitute Children, by Means of Apprenticeship in the Colonies
Emigration. A Respectful Invitation to Persons of Moderate Capital, Who May be Disposed to Emigrate From Great Britain and Ireland, to Unite With Several Members of the Society of Friends, and Others, in Forming an Extensive Settlement in Western Australia
Information Respecting the British Colonies in North America
Emigration, Returns to Several Addresses to His Majesty, Dated 22 May 1833
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