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Title Emigration. General Miscellaneous, 1847. Commissioners and Public Offices, A to Z
Date 12 Jan-31 Dec 1847
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/80
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence
Description Correspondence regarding emigration to Canada and to Australia.
Series Description This series contains correspondence relating to British settlement in North America and Australasia, and to Indian indentured labour in the West Indies. Until 1857 it consists of domestic letters alone. The series then ceases and is not resumed until 1872.
Biographical Note / History A Colonial Land and Emigration Commission was created in 1840 to undertake the duties of two earlier and overlapping authorities under the supervision of the secretary of state: the Colonisation Commissioners for South Australia and the Agent General for Emigration. In 1855 it became the Emigration Commission. The commission's powers were gradually given up to the larger colonies as they obtained self-government, and after 1873 it was responsible only for controlling the importation of Indian labour into sugar-producing colonies. It was abolished in 1878 and an Emigration Department was then set up in the Colonial Office. This department was merged with the General Department in 1894, and abolished altogether in 1896.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance
Ports Liverpool, England
Nationality English; Scottish; Irish
People Stephen, Sir James; Lord Howick (Grey, Henry); Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick; Hawes, Benjamin; Merivale, Herman
Keywords emigration, colony, petition, soldier, settlement, land, travel, passenger, government, assisted emigration, money, shipping
Additional Information This volume includes searchable printed documents.
Language English
Printed Documents in this Volume Correspondence of the Colonial Land and Emigration Office
Draft of a Bill to Amend the Passengers' Act, and Make Further Provision for the Carriage of Passengers by Sea
Prospectus of The British Mutual Emigration Association
Draft of a Bill to Amend the Passengers' Act, and Make Further Provision for the Carriage of Passengers by Sea
Guide for Emigrants to British North America
Seventh General Report of the Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners
Mr John Besnard, Junr.'s Emigration Depot
Mr Rumble will deliver Two Lectures on Education, Prenologically Considered
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