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Title External Affairs. High Commissioner's Office, London. Series I. Department of Agriculture, June-Dec 1885
Author Pope, J H; Lowe, John
Date Jun-Dec 1885
Document Type Correspondence
Reference R219-1-4-E Volume 12
Library / Archive Library and Archives Canada
Collection Name Canada House Correspondence
Description Letters relating to assisted passages, agent salaries, the emigration of children, credit provided, the emigration scheme of Miss Groom for the deaf, the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, instructions for vaccination, destitute emigrants arriving in Quebec, lists of certificates for continental immigrants arrived at Winnipeg, phosphate mining, measures against small pox and the supply and translation of pamphlets offering advice to emigrants.
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; Sweden; Norway; Belgium; Denmark
Country (to) Canada
Places Ottawa, Ontario, Quebec, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Ports Liverpool, England; Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Germany; Gothenburg, Sweden; Christiania, Norway; Antwerp, Belgium; Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality English; German; Swedish; Norwegian; Belgian; Danish; European
Ships SS Oregon; SS Montreal; SS Peruvian; SS Eider; SS Parisian; SS Brooklyn; SS Sarmatian; SS Polynesian; SS Sardinian; SS Lake Winnipeg
People Tanner, Professor Henry; Groom, Jane Elizabeth; Tupper, Sir Charles
Keywords agent, assisted emigration, child migration, health and sickness, vaccination, poverty, finance, mining, disease, small pox, railway
Language English; French
Document(s) linked to External Affairs. High Commissioner's Office, London. Series I. Department of Agriculture, Jan-May 1885
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