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Title Emigration and Coolie Immigration, 1888. Volume 4. Agents in India, Individuals and Surgeons
Date 2 Jan-31 Dec 1888
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/171
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence.
Description Correspondence relating to Agents in India and the transportation of indentured labourers between colonies. There are also sections with correspondence from surgeon superintendents and requests for promotion from colonial office holders.
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) Journey Conditions; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Politics, Legislation and Governance; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Remigration
Country (from) Great Britain; India; China
Country (to) Australia; British Guiana; Fiji; Trinidad; Grenada; Canada; South Africa; Indonesia
Places St John, New Brunswick, Canada; Swansea, Wales; Capetown, South Africa; Java, Sumatra, Indonesia; London, England
Ports Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia; Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana; Calcutta, Madras, India;
Nationality Indian; English
Ships Elbe; Brenda; Volga; Natal; Sheila; Ganges; Allanshaw
People Anson, H; Brown, Dr; de la Mare, F; Denham, J P; Griffin, T; Gwynne, Rev; Hughes, Captain; Hastings, Commander; Kaye, J L; Kimber, Henry; Lucas, C P; Meyer, J A; MacAlister, J; MacKenzie, D S B; McLean, R A; Norman, Sir Henry Wylie; Owen, R T; Stewaty, A C; Stone, Dr R S; Shaw, T C; Ireland, J S; Laing, Dr
Keywords remigration, assisted emigration, indentured labour, labour, Coolie, medicine, medical officer, surgeon superintendent, accounts, finance, government, parliament, child migration, children, charter, health, sickness, housing, allowance, salary, pension, provisions, leave, depot, retirement, employment, law, magistrate, workmen, deaf, dumb, disability, promotion, emigration scheme, colonisation, crofter, agriculture, petition, sale, agency, property, report, records, death
Language English
Document(s) linked to Emigration (and Coolie Immigration), 1888. Volume 1. Eastern, Australian and Miscellaneous Despatches
Emigration (and Coolie Immigration), 1888. Volume 2. Despatches: West Indies
Emigration and Coolie Immigration, 1888. Volume 3. Offices, Companies and Agents (Except Agents in India)
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