Entry-Books of Correspondence: Letters to Emigration Agents, Colonial Secretaries, etc. Natal, 1849-1854 : Correspondence; Financial Papers; Leaflet .

Walcott, Stephen, author.
Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2017.
Migration to new worlds.
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Description: Copies of out-letters, mostly sent to the Colonial Office, on the subject of migration to Natal. The correspondence broadly covers land grants and land sale in Natal, religious instruction, education, the hire of migrant ships, and assorted financial questions. An index of out-letters is provided. Also included are printed regulations, a pamphlet of 'Information for Emigrants', a list of agents, a map of Natal, documents related to individual voyages, and a memorandum of 'Complaints of Emigrants defrauded by Mr Murdoch'.
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 386/127.
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Walpole, John, author.
Adam Matthew Digital (Firm), digitiser.
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