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Title External Affairs. High Commissioner's Office, London. Series I. Department of Agriculture, Jan 1888-Dec 1890
Author Lowe, John; McEachran, Professor D
Date Jan 1888 - Dec 1890
Document Type Correspondence; Report
Reference R219-1-4-E Volume 15
Library / Archive Library and Archives Canada
Collection Name Canada House Correspondence
Description Letters relating to the printing of Professor Sheldon's report in England, assisted passage requirements and the withdrawal of assisted passage, importing cattle, Scandinavian immigration, pamphlets for emigrants, steps to further promote emigration from Great Britain to Canada, population statistics and a report on tuberculosis within cargo.
Series Description Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Biographical Note / History The Canadian High Commission to Britain was established on 10 June 1880. (Statutes of Canada, 43 Victoria., C11, 1880) When Sir Alexander Galt assumed the position of High Commissioner in 1880, his role was quasi-diplomatic. His responsibility was to conduct the business of the Canadian government in Great Britain. This meant all manner of government activity which would concern Canada, including defence arrangements, trade, finance, immigration, justice, shipping, etc. He was assisted in this work by representatives of various Canadian Government departments. But from the very beginning the High Commissioner began to act in a generally representative capacity and to perform tasks which were comparable to a diplomatic officer. The powers of the High Commissioner grew and by the early years of the twentieth century Lord Strathcona, High Commissioner from 1896-1914,had assumed responsibility for the overwhelming majority of the powers and responsibilities of the Canadian government in Great Britain.(Canada, House of Commons Debates, 5 December 1912).
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Great Britain; Germany; Belgium; Norway; Sweden; Denmark
Country (to) Canada
Places Ottawa, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Ports Hamburg, Germany; Liverpool, England
Nationality English; German; European
Ships Ulunda; Corean; Linda
People Ray, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel W
Keywords Furness Line, shipping, Allan Line, assisted emigration, agriculture, labour, female emigration, domestic service, livestock, Dominion Line, missionaries, statistics, child migration, health and sickness, disease, tuberculosis
Language English
Copyright Library and Archives Canada