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Title London High Commissioner. Professor Tanner's Emigration Scheme, 1885-1886
Author White, Thomas; Carling, John; Tanner, Professor Henry
Date 6 Jul 1885 - 15 Jan 1886
Document Type Correspondence
Reference R219-38-5-E Volume 498, Folder 3
Library / Archive Library and Archives Canada
Collection Name High Commission: Emigration
Description Correspondence discussing Professor Henry Tanner's Emigration Scheme, which would be financed with an Imperial loan. Letters explain about the particulars of the scheme and why this was dismissed.
Series Description Miscellaneous subject files, 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; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Canada
Places Manitoba, Canada
Nationality English; European
Keywords emigration, finance, land grant
Language English
Copyright Library and Archives Canada