Entry-Books of Correspondence: Letters from the South Australian Colonization Office, 1841-1847 : Correspondence; Financial Papers [electronic resource] .

Walcott, Stephen, author.
Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2017.
Migration to new worlds.
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Description: Copies of out-letters to members of the public, largely sent by Stephen Walcott, Secretary to the South Australian Commissioners. The correspondence largely concerns the payment of claims made by the holders of bills of exchange, and the finance of both migrants' passage and the colony itself. The correspondence is preceded by an index of names and a series of printed standard-form documents relating to bills of exchange. A further index of correspondence is included at the end.
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.
AMDigital Reference: CO 386/16.
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Gliddon, John, author.
Adam Matthews Digital (Firm), digitiser.
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