Entry-Books of Correspondence: Letters to the Colonial Office. North America, 1843-1847 : Correspondence
- Wood, C Alexander
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Rogers, Frederic, Murdoch, Thomas William Clinton, Villiers, Sir Edward, Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick, Lefevre, Sir J G S, and Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Description: Copies of out-letters, mostly addressed to Sir James Stephen and Benjamin Hawes, some for the attention of the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. The correspondence largely relates to land grants to military settlers, land claims, land sale, colonial legislation, emigrant numbers, relief for destitute migrants, disease, overcrowding and death on board migrant ships, the number of migrants settling in Canada, and financial matters. An index is included at the end of the volume.
- A Colonial Land and Emigration Commission was created in 1840 to undertake the duties of two earlier and overlapping authorities which were both under the supervision of the Secretary of State. These were the Colonisation Commissioners for South Australia, established under an Act of 1834, and the Agent General for Emigration, appointed in 1837. The new commission dealt with grants of land, the outward movement of settlers, the administration of the Passengers' Acts of 1855 and 1863 and, from 1846 to 1859, the scrutiny of colonial legislation. In 1855 it became the Emigration Commission. In 1873 the administration of the Passengers' Acts was transferred to the Board of Trade. The commission's powers were gradually given up to the larger colonies as they obtained self-government, and after 1873 its only duties were the control of the importation of Indian indentured labour into sugar-producing colonies and it was abolished in 1878. and AMDigital Reference: CO 386/82.
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Entry-Books of Correspondence: Letters to the Colonial Office. North America, 1843-1847 24 Mar 1843 - 26 Aug 1847.
- Location of Originals:
- The National Archives
- Copyright Note:
- Crown Copyright documents © are reproduced by permission of The National Archives London, UK
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