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Title New Zealand Company, Original Correspondence. General, Folio 1-500
Date Dec 1849 - Jan 1850
Document Type Correspondence; Newspaper
Reference CO 208/70
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name New Zealand Company Original Correspondence, etc.
Description Letters and applications sent to Directors of the New Zealand Company by those wishing to emigrate to the New Zealand colonies, and by those deprived of lands promised them by the Company. The transfer, settlement and orders of rural lands in the New Zealand colonies are the central topic of the letters here, with land compensation claims of individuals such as Frederick A. Carrington. There are also copies of printed items, such as articles of the "Benefit of Steam Communication for the Coast of New Zealand" and The Times, no. 20428, dated 5 March 1850. Within this newspaper there is an article referring to reports that passengers of the 'Lady Bruce' were served out of date provisions.
Series Description This series contains original correspondence and entry books of the New Zealand Company which were handed over to the Colonial Office after the surrender of the company's charters in 1850. Also included are minutes, accounts, registers of emigrants and land transfer records.
Biographical Note / History The New Zealand Company was a chartered company formed in 1839 and incorporated in 1841 with power to buy, sell, settle and cultivate land in New Zealand. It did not prove a satisfactory agency for colonising New Zealand and was induced to surrender its charters in 1850. It was finally dissolved in 1858.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Colonisation Companies and Emigration Societies; Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) New Zealand
Places Otago, Auckland, Nelson, Whanganui, New Zealand; London, England; Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Ports Wellington, New Plymouth, New Zealand; Liverpool, Southampton, England; Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality English; European; Scottish
Ships Lady Nugent; Mariner; Poictiers; Neptune; Mooltan; Lady Bruce
People Harrington, Thomas Cudbert; Fletcher, Joseph; Carrington, Frederick A; Wakefield, Edward Gibbon; Richmond, William Henry; Blakey, Joshua; Briggs, William; Hodgson, Thomas; Jarvis, George; D'Urban, Benjamin; Pottinger, Henry; Smith, Harry; Poulter, James; Perkins, William; Baring, Francis; Bell, Sir Francis Dillon; Lormax, George; Irving, George P
Keywords New Zealand Company, emigrant, emigration, emigration scheme, colony, colonisation, application, assisted emigration, bounty emigration, finance, land sale, allotments, land, agent, administration, shipping, journey conditions, passage money, clothing, inheritance, property, law, industry, steamboat, freight, compensation, farming, accommodation, children, town planning, port, publishing, slavery, convict, currency, insurance, emigrant selection, steerage, medicine, provisions, food, sugar, tea, coffee, banking, surgeon, medical examination, regulations, cargo, trade, flaw, wool, cotton, livestock, colony conditions
Language English
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