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Title Private Letter Book of J. Denham Pinnock on Emigration Business. Commencing in February 1835 [Volume 1]
Author Pinnock, James Denham
Date 20 Feb 1835 - 14 Mar 1836
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/9
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Private letter book (volume 1) of J. Denham Pinnock, His Majesty's agent for Emigration. Letters here refer to varying assistance given to British emigrants to both Australia and the North American colonies. Several letters set out arrangements made for the assisted emigration of families and single females to the Australian colonies, and how these were facilitated. Such letters show assisted migration was "strictly confined to single women and widows between the ages of 15 and 30", with letters sent to ministers of various parishes and counties across England, Scotland and Wales. Other letters refer to prices of passage to the Australian and Canadian colonies, advertisements issued in newspapers to encourage female emigration and to loans given to agricultural labourers and industry workers to cover travel expenses and encourage their emigration. There are also several references to amendments made to the Passengers' Act. At the end there is an index of the letters, noting to whom they were written, the date and a summary of their content.
Series Description This series contains entry books of correspondence on emigration.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines; Politics, Legislation and Governance; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland
Country (to) Australia; United States; Canada; South Africa
Places Downton, Sherborne, Dorset, Bristol, London, England; Glasgow, Scotland; New York, United States; Toronto, Canada; Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, New South Wales, Australia; Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Ports Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Leith, Ireland; Greenock, Scotland, Portsmouth, Southampton, England; Sydney, Australia; Quebec, Canada
Nationality English; Scottish; Irish; European; American; Australian
Ships Strathfieldsaye; Hampshire; King William; James Pattison; Charles Kerr; Duchess of Northumberland
People Erving, James; Herman, Merivale; Hay, R W; Halt, Rev J; Bennett, T; Bowen, H C; Campbell, A; Dudes, William; Forest, Lieutenant; Kerr, Charles; knight, Edward; Buchanan, William; Lynch, Lieutenant; Low, Lieutenant Robert; MacKenzie, Sir George; Friend, Lieutenant Charles; Bourke, Major General Sir Richard; Arthur, Colonel George; Stephen, Sir James; Chadwick, E
Keywords colonisation, colony, passenger, assisted emigration, finance, family, children, women, unmarried, administration, female emigration, demographics, shipping, journey conditions, regulations, clothing, health and sickness, passage money, agent, labour, agriculture, industry, emigration scheme, , administration, shipping, passage money, navy, advertisement, transportation, steamboat, social class, newspaper, application, banking, legislation, law, Passengers' Act, ship owner, economics, poor laws, pensioners, Incorporated Society of Dublin, bounty emigration, Corn Laws, contract
Language English
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