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Title Emigration Agents: Letters from Secretary of State, 1834-1836
Author Stephen, Sir James; Hay, R W
Date 2 Apr 1834 - 26 Apr 1836
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/8
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Letters to officials who were serving in several of the major ports of Britain and Ireland. The letters concern legislation, the work the officials were appointed to do, tax and customs, and ships that would be visiting.
Series Description This series contains entry books of correspondence on emigration.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland
Country (to) Canada; Australia
Places West Indies
Ports Liverpool, Bristol, England; Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Sligo, Ireland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Greenock, Leith, Scotland; Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality English; Irish; Scottish; Welsh; European
Ships Royal Saxon; Agnes Bow; Henry; Jessie; Rachael; Duchess of Northumberland; Lady Kennaway
People Arthur, Colonel George; Stephen, Sir James; Hay, R W
Keywords finance, money, loan, agent, legislation, administration, expenses, wages, tax, Passengers' Act, port, customs, assisted emigration, female emigration, colonialism, clothing
Language English
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