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Title Emigration. North America and Australia, 1835. Volume I. Emigration Committee, Mr Marshall, Mr Buchanan and the Agents
Date 1 Jan-21 Dec 1835
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/38
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence.
Description Official correspondence detailing schemes for female emigration, reports on emigrant ships at their port of arrival and returns of emigrants for 1835 from Liverpool, Bristol, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Belfast, Sligo, Leith and Greenock.
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) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Journey Conditions
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland
Country (to) Australia; Canada
Places Grosse Île, Canada; East Indies; Madagascar
Ports London, Bristol, Liverpool, Gravesend, England; Hobart, Tasmania, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Sligo, Ireland; New York City, Boston, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; Quebec, Canada; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Leith, Greenock, Scotland
Nationality English; Scottish; Irish
Ships Strathfieldsaye; Canton; Boadicea; Charles Kerr; James Pattison; Oriental; Silus Richards; Pacific; Bristol; Gauza; John and Elizabeth; Charlotte; Satisfaction; Severn; James Robertson; Thomas Ritchie; Albion; Experiment; Douchfour; Madias; Britannia; Cosmo; Duchess of Northumberland; Hebron; Pomona; Tom Baurline; Thomas Carty; Friends; Trade; Sisters; Mary; Betty; Elizabette; Anderson; Brothers; Matilda; Charity; Independence; Frederich; Penelope; Recovery; Pallas; Dominica; Champlain; Hannah; Eliza Ann; Brutus; Grace; Ann and Mary; Hero; Brilliant; Thomas Handford; Canton Trader; Breeze; Vesper; Josephine; Rosebank; Earl of Aberdeen; John Thomas; Helen; Industry; Eleanor; Camilla; William Herdman; Canada; Thomas Gelston; Morning Star; John and May; Susan; Astrea; British Queen; Dorcas Savage; Argus; Carron; Venture; Napoleon; James Ray; Cambrian; Mountaineer; Millman; Orient; Lunar; Susan Crane; Constitution; Cerus; Andrew Nugent; Argo; Hotspur; Sarah; Jane Helen; Roscoe; Cyrus; Monarch; Hebe; Perthshire; Prince George; North Briton; Roger Stewart; Dalmarnock; Mars; Cartha; Stirling Castle; Robertson; Isabella; Cherokee; Portaferry; Mercator; Deveron; Salus; Portland; Science; John Hale; Tamerlane; Favourite; Romulus; Cartha; Lady of the Lake; Platina; Mary Sharpe; Francis; Missouri; Gleniffer; Janet; Earl of Dalhousie; Chieftain
People Buchanan, Alexander Carlisle; Marshall, John; Viscount Goderich (Robinson, Frederick John)
Keywords children, emigration, assisted emigration, government, colony, family, petition, women, passenger, cholera, death, health and sickness, disease, surgeon, journey conditions, food, Passengers' Act
Additional Information Document includes lists of passenger names. This volume includes searchable printed documents.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Emigration. North America and Australia, 1835. Volume 2. Public Offices and A to Z
Printed Documents in this Volume For the Information of Emigrants
Plan of the Ship Orientals Accommodation and Information Regarding Passage Fares
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