New Zealand Company, Correspondence. Wellington Original Despatches, 1849/A : Correspondence [electronic resource] .
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2017.
- Migration to new worlds.
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- Description: Letters predominantly sent or received by William Fox, Principal Agent of the New Zealand Company in 1849, and James Kelham acting in his stead. Most of the correspondence and enclosures relate to the expenditure of the Wellington settlement for the years 1848-1849. Others relate to tensions between the British Government and directors of the New Zealand Company after they recognised Maori land titles that were seen as waste lands by government. Negotiations held with chiefs of various peoples in order to settle such affairs are mentioned frequently throughout these letters. Some additional letters transmit reports and news of colony conditions, the natural geology of crown lands in New Zealand and the agricultural development required in various settlements. In particular, certain breeds of livestock are suggested to be imported for such purposes. There are also various papers and letters referring to the arrival of the 'Mary' and 'Ajax' emigrant vessels such as passenger lists and statements of disbursements, and supplies transported by them. Many letters are written by Walter Mantell, referring to his arrangement of reserves of land for the Ngai Tahu and business within the Rangitikei district.
- The New Zealand Company was a chartered company formed in 1839 and incorporated in 1841 with power to buy, sell, settle and cultivate land in New Zealand. It did not prove a satisfactory agency for colonising New Zealand and was induced to surrender its charters in 1850. It was finally dissolved in 1858.
AMDigital Reference: CO 208/107.
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