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Title Emigration (and Coolie Immigration), 1893. Volume 2. Correspondence – Secretary of State. Despatches: West Indies and Miscellaneous Offices and Companies
Date 9 Jan 1893 - 23 Jul 1894
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/187
Library / Archive The National Archives
Description Despatches and draft responses mostly from Trinidad and the Foreign Office, with some from Hong Kong, Australia and South Africa. Key material includes correspondence on immigration administration (returns, reports, costs and conditions for indentured labourers in the plantations (wages, rations, health)), details and reports on crimes committed within the indentured labourer population and the punishments and reports of passenger health on indentured labourer ships.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) India; Great Britain; China; Germany; Australia
Country (to) New Guinea; Trinidad; India; Fiji; British Guiana; St Lucia; Grenada; St Vincent; Brazil; St Helena; Canada; The United States of America; South Africa; Paraguay; Réunion; Mauritius; Singapore; Malaysia
Places Darjeeling, Bengal, Simla, India; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Princes Town, Trinidad; Adelaide, South Australia, West Australia, Australia; San Fernando, California, Chicago, Illinois, United States; Manitoba, Canada; Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa; Peking, Canton, China; London, England
Ports Port of Spain; Trinidad; Hong Kong, China; Natal, South Africa; Calcutta, India
Nationality British; Chinese; German; Indian; Australian
Ships Moy; Rhine; Rhone; Volga; Hereford; Grecian; The Bruce; Ganges; Allanshaw; British Peer; Main; Avoea; Danube; Erne
People Walpole, Horace; Mitchell, Charles; Broome, Sir Frederick Napier; Viscount Goderich (Robinson, Frederick John); Wingfield, Edward; Blake, Henry A; Lord Kimberley (Wodehouse, John)
Keywords indentured labour, wages, plantation, murder, punishment, disease, clothing, loan, wreck, law, general report, welfare, interpretation, strike, expenses, leprosy, illness, health
Language English
Document(s) linked to Emigration (and Coolie Immigration), 1893. Volume 1. Eastern, Australian and British Guiana Despatches
Emigration (and Coolie Immigration), 1893. Volume 3. Agents, Individuals and Surgeons
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