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Title Emigration Australia: Letters from Secretary of State. Bounties and Loans to Emigrants, Volume 1
Author Viscount Goderich (Robinson, Frederick John); Hay, R W; Lord Howick (Grey, Henry) (1802-1894)
Date 12 Oct 1831 - 21 Sep 1832
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/11
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Letters sent predominantly by Viscount Goderich to General Bourke and Colonel Arthur relative to financial advances and bounties issued for British emigrants travelling to the Australian colonies of New South Wales and Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land). Numbers of bounties issued to unmarried women and mechanics are discussed in various letters, as are the ages, professions and accompanying family members of those whom the government assisted. Other letters refer to advances to be paid to captains and agents of migrant ships. Several of the passengers listed here are young women and pensioners of the Chelsea Hospital and their families. On several letters cancelled shipments and payments are crossed out. Some letters are signed by Lord Howick and R. W. Hay. An index at the back lists the contents of letters by date and recipient, in addition to listing all advances and bounties against the relative sums and persons to which each was awarded.
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
Country (to) Australia
Places Tasmania, New South Wales, Australia; London, Liverpool, England; Edinburgh, Scotland
Ports Sydney, Australia
Nationality English; Scottish; European; Australian
Ships Ann Jameson; Cleopatra; Marianne; Grecian; Agnes; Rubicon; Sophia; Medway; Wellington; Governor Haskett; Florentia; Craigievar; Waterloo; Brothers; Mountaineer; Arundel; Thomas Dougall; Madeline; Mail; Renown; Sarah; Jane and Henry; Nancy; John Craig; Duckenfield; Clyde; ; Adventure; Guardian; Sir Thomas Munro; Henry Porcher; Anne Jameson; Nowel; Edward Lombe; Minerva; Manfield; Princess Royal; Mary; Sarah; Thomas Laurie; North Briton
People Bourke, Major General Sir Richard; Arthur, Colonel George; Moore, Margaret; Morgan, William; Spark, Alexander Brodie Buchanan, Lamb; Quin, James
Keywords mechanics, female emigration, women, emigration, colony, colonisation, regulations, administration, government, assisted emigration, bounty emigration, accounts, passage money, family, women, children, employment, pensioners, Chelsea Hospital, agent, law, engineering, weaver, industry, carpenter, shipwright, manufacturing, construction, demographics, land, surveying, mining, food, debt, shipping, skilled emigration, music, travel, cargo, tailor, loan
Language English
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