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Title External Affairs. High Commissioner's Office, London. Series I. Department of Agriculture, July 1886-Dec 1887
Author Lowe, John
Date July 1886 - Dec 1887
Document Type Correspondence; Map; Pamphlet
Reference R219-1-4-E Volume 14
Library / Archive Library and Archives Canada
Collection Name Canada House Correspondence
Description Letters relating to the absence of vaccination in passengers arriving at Grosse Île quarantine station, credit provided to agents, the promotion of Icelandic immigration, the lack of arrangements for Italian and Spanish migration to Canada, errors in pamphlets for emigrants, veterinary inspections for livestock and the movement and quarantine of cattle, lectures on Canada and pauper immigration. Includes pamphlet 'Skandinaverna i Manitoba ocr Nord Westra Canada'.
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; Iceland; Spain; Italy; Germany
Country (to) Canada
Places Grosse Île, Quebec, British Columbia, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ports Liverpool, England; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Belfast, Ireland
Nationality English; Icelandic; Italian; Spanish; German; European
Ships SS Kehrwieder
People Montizambert, Frederick; Murphy, W G; McDonald, Sir John A; Tupper, Sir Charles
Keywords health and sickness, quarantine, vaccination, agent, farming, livestock, assisted emigration, agriculture, labourer, domestic service, female emigration, White Cross Line, shipping, pauper, poverty
Language English; French; Swedish
Document(s) linked to External Affairs. High Commissioner's Office, London. Series I. Department of Agriculture, Jan-June 1886
Copyright Library and Archives Canada