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Title Emigration Australia: Letters from Secretary of State. Domestic. Volume 2
Author Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick; Viscount Goderich (Robinson, Frederick John)
Date 23 Dec 1831 - 8 Mar 1832
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/13
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Letters sent on behalf of the Commissioners for Emigration in Great Britain, predominantly by Sir Thomas Frederick Elliot. Many letters here refer to applications and rejections for free or assisted passage to emigrate to British colonies in America and Australia. Other letters discuss land sales in the colonies, advances ordered for the transportation of emigrants to Australia and the encouragement of agricultural labourers and mechanics to the Australian colonies. Explanations of assistance offered to emigrants of varying social classes and marital statuses are also common. There is also mention of convicts being transported and arrangements made for their families to join them and to children of soldiers being unable to claim lands granted to family members in the British colonies. At the end of this volume there is an index listing letters by date, recipient and a brief summary of their contents.
Series Description This series contains entry books of correspondence on emigration.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland
Country (to) Australia; Canada; United States of America; South Africa
Places Swan River, Perth, New South Wales, Australia; York, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Ports Dublin, Cork, Ireland; Plymouth, England
Nationality English; Scottish; French; Irish; European; Australian
Ships Waterloo; Red Rover; Minerva; Lord Melville; Wellington; Memorial
People Lowe, William; Lord Howick (Grey, Henry) (1802-1894)
Keywords emigration, administration, government, colony, colonisation, passage money, transportation, shipping, commissionaires, finance, loan, ship owner, female emigration, port, family, convict, land sale, free passage, regulations, application, Chelsea Hospital, pensioners, employment, skilled emigration, agriculture, labourer, customs, agent, assisted emigration, navy, pension, land grant, inheritance, children, apprenticeship, social class, bounty emigration, legislation, postal service, mechanics, accounts, convict
Language English
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