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Title Emigration. General Miscellaneous, 1851
Date 9 Jan-31 Dec 1851
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/86
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence.
Description Miscellaneous correspondence from public offices relating to expenses, accounts, coal supply and general Colonial Office administration. Includes information on the appointment, removal and salaries of emigration agents, amendments to and violations of the Passengers' Act and several complaints from passengers. Also included are comparative emigration returns and a general report of the colonial land and emigration commissioners.
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; Journey Conditions
Country (from) Great Britain; Germany; Belgium
Country (to) Canada; Australia; United States of America; New Zealand; Mauritius; British Guiana; Trinidad; Bahamas; Jamaica; Tobago; Honduras
Places New South Wales, Tasmania, West Australia, South Australia, Australia; Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward's Islands, Canada; Cape of Good Hope, South Africa; Hamburg, Germany
Ports London, Liverpool, Plymouth, Southampton, England; Glasgow, Greenock, Scotland; Dublin, Belfast, Londonderry, Sligo, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Galway, Ireland; New York City, United States; Natal, South Africa
Nationality English; Scottish; Irish; German; Belgian
Ships Andromache; Agenoria; Agincourt; Agnes; Amity Hall; Anglia; Ann Miln; Ann Thomson; Ascendant; Atlantic; Attilla; Aurora; Bangalore; Bathurst; Blanche; Blonde; Brandon; Brankenmoor; British Empire; Brooksby; Bussorah Merchant; Caroline Agnes; Catherine; Ceres; Challenger; Cheapside; Clarendon; Collingwood; Connecticut; Conservative; Constance; Cornwall; Courier; Dalhousie; Daniel Webster; David Lyon; Derwent; Diadem; Diana; Duchess of Northumberland; Duke of Roxburghe; Duke of Wellington; Eclipse; Elgin; Eliza Caroline; Elizabeth Moore; Elizabeth; Emigrant; Emily; Emma Eugenia; Emperor; Ethelred; Euphrates; Fame; Fatima; Florentia; Garland; Glasgow; Glentanner; Grace; Halcyon; Harry Lorrequer; Himalaya; Hope; Inconstant; Indian; James Gibb; James Nesmith; James Somes; James T. Ford; Janet; John Bright; John Knox; John Robinson; Kate; King William; Lady Kennaway; Lady Peel; Levenside; LLoyds; Lord Stanley; Lysander; Macedon; Mahomed Shah; Maitland; Maria; Mary Bannatyne; Medway; Morayshire; Nelson; New Liverpool; Oriental; Osceola; Panama; Pemberton; Persian; Petrel; Prince Regent; Queen of the West; Ramillies; Reliance; Rhyn; Royal Alice; Royal George; Sarah; Saxon; Scindian; Scotia; Sea Court; Sea Park; Sea; Simon Taylor; Sir Edward Parry; Sir George Seymour; Sir Robert Sale; Sophia; SS Winfield Scott; Stag; Stebonheath; Success; Sultana; Superior; Susannah; Tasman; Thetis; Thomas Arbuthnot; Tory; Trafalgar; Trippoo Saib; Tropic; Tuscan; Tuskar; Una; Universe; Vanguard; Victoria; Virginia; Viscount Hardinge; Wanderer; Washington; Western World; Whitby; William and Mary; William Jardine; Zenobia; Zephyr
People Trevelyan, Sir Charles Edward; Walcott, Stephen; Merrivale, Herman; Murdoch, Thomas William Clinton; Elliot, Thomas Frederick; Lord Howick (Grey, Henry)
Keywords Passengers' Act, emigration returns, expenditure, accounts, coal, labour, agent, Poor Law
Additional Information This volume includes searchable printed documents.
Language English; German
Printed Documents in this Volume Colonial Land and Emigration Commission. Eleventh General Report of the Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners, 1851
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