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Title New Zealand Company, Original Correspondence. General, Folio 2001-2650 [Part 1]
Date Jan-Jun 1850
Document Type Correspondence; Newspaper
Reference CO 208/74
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name New Zealand Company Original Correspondence, etc.
Description Letters between agents of The New Zealand Company and proprietors of land purchased from them. Most discuss land warrants issued, land transfers and compensation granted for county sections in New Plymouth. There are also lists of landholders, setting against individual names the type of land allocated to them and the price. Printed copies of land transfer certificates are included, along with a copy of the Sydney Morning Herald displaying adverts for land sales offered by the New Zealand Company in Wellington, Nelson, New Plymouth and Otago. Other letters refer to applications for free and assisted emigration made by labourers and their families, promote the improvement of passenger conditions on board emigrant vessels, and report of measles amongst passengers on the 'Eden'.
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; Australia
Country (to) New Zealand; Australia; United States of America
Places Cambridge, England; Canterbury, Nelson, Wellington, Halifax, Otago, New Zealand; Edinburgh, Scotland; Tasmania, Australia; California, United States
Ports New Plymouth, New Zealand; Liverpool, Southampton, England; Calcutta, India; Sydney, New South Wales, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Nationality English; European; Scottish
Ships Eden; Mariner; Bernicia; Lady Nugent; Phoebe Dunbar; Cuba
People Maberly, W L; Harrington, Thomas Cudbert; Wright, J K; Sinclair, Sir George; Morgan, John; Fox, William; geake, John; Deighton, Richard John; Adcock, Stephen; Deighton, S; Hughlings, Harry; Duncan, Richard; Garrett, William; Chilman, Edward; Adams, William; Stafford, Edward; Bell, Sir Francis Dillon; Perry, Edward; Ward, Samuel; Crawford, William; Miller, Emma; Johnson, Frank; Willis, Joseph S
Keywords New Zealand Company, emigrant, emigration, emigration scheme, colony, colonisation, finance, agent, administration, journey conditions, travel, shipping, banking, settlement, land sale, application, land, compensation, land price, finance, allotments, shipping inspection, agriculture, labourer, passage money, assisted emigration, children, family, disease, death, passenger, measles, land grant, free passage, geology, steamboat, surgeon, birth, female emigration, election, emigrant selection, purchase agreement, advertisement, newspaper
Language English
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