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Title New South Wales, 1838. Original Correspondence – Secretary of State, Individuals, etc., Miscellaneous A-F, Volume 2
Date Jan-Dec 1838
Document Type Correspondence; Legal Papers
Reference CO 201/281
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name Colonial Office and Predecessors: New South Wales Original Correspondence
Description Much of the correspondence is addressed to Lord Glenelg, Secretary of State for the Colonial Department in London, or sent on his behalf. Letters refer to emigration affairs throughout the year 1838, including the appointment of a new French Consul at Sydney, New South Wales, and the organisation of transportation vessels carrying convicts from England and Ireland to Sydney. Many letters refer to allotments of land directed by Lord Bathurst to be allocated to various people in 1826, and subsequent cases made to titles of such lands. Some letters refer to the free passage afforded to British clergymen wishing to emigrate to New South Wales the previous year, and enquiring whether their families and servants may now be afforded the same. There is also an account of the 'State of Female Factory' in Parramatta, Sydney. Printed papers and correspondence relating to the appeal and legal case of S. Bannister, late Attorney-General of New South Wales, are also included, as are the minutes of a board assembled in the settlement by Sir Richard Bourke to consider and report on the annual salary clerks in the colony are entitled to. There is an index at the back.
Series Description This series contains original correspondence relating to New South Wales. Also includes correspondence relating to Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania) up to 1825.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland
Country (to) Australia
Places Parramatta, New South Wales, Tores Strait, Australia; England; Sanitago, Chile
Ports Liverpool, England; Dublin, Cork, Ireland; Sydney, New South Wales, Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia
Nationality English; Australian; European; French; Belgian; Irish
Ships Kelso; Beagle
People Thomas, William; Arnold, J H; Bourke, Major General Sir Richard; Lord Palmerston (Temple, Lord Henry John); Lord Glenelg (Grant, Charles); Archer, J; Breed, R F; Elliot, Governor Sir Charles; Gipps, Sir George; Brisbane, Sir Thomas; Lord Bathurst (Bathurst, Lord Henry); Grey, Sir Charles George; Doyle, William; Bayley, William; Campbell, Robert; Darling, Lieutenant General Sir Ralph; Banniset, S; Hay, R W; Simpson, Sir Edward; Campbel, Helen; Duke of Argyll (Campbell, George); Catterall, Joseph; Forbes, Sir Francis; Bell, Sir Francis Dillon
Keywords government, emigration, emigration scheme, immigration, agent, colony, colonisation, cartography, border, land, religion, Presbyterianism, convict, transportation, land grant, clergy, free passage, pull factors, women, family, children, trial, law, agriculture, employment, church, emigrant selection, regulations, wages, finance, women, manufacturing, trade, factory, Catholicism
Language English
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