Toronto Emigrant Office arrival and destination registers

Reference Code: Series - RG 11-4
Title: Toronto Emigrant Office arrival and destination registers
Date of Creation: 1857-1892
Physical Description:

6 volumes of of textual records

Scope and Content:

Series consists of registers containing mainly statistical information on immigrants arriving in Toronto. These records were kept in order to monitor trends regarding the numbers of immigrants; their characteristics; and their movements and settling patterns including whether they were staying in Canada or passing through to the United States. Information recorded typically includes: date; [sometimes] name [of individual or head of family]; nationality [of individual or family]; occupation; name of ship; # of male and female adults and children, infants; total # of persons; destination. The later registers are increasingly standardized and statistical, which in some cases renders them less descriptive, though more consistent. Note that names of immigrants from continental European countries other than Germany often were not recorded even in volumes where names are otherwise given.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:

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Canada (Province). Bureau of Agriculture

Canada (Province). Emigration Office

Hawke, A.B. (Anthony Bowden), 1793-1867

Finding Aid:

A volume listing is available for this series.

Structure of Collection:

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Restrictions on Access:

Original records closed for conservation reasons. Researchers must use microfilm.

How to order these records:

Reading Rooms: To view this material, consult self service microfilm reel MS 6914.

By Microfilm Interloan: These records are available through the Archives of Ontario's Microfilm Interloan Service, which allows you to borrow microfilmed archival records through a library or other institution that participates in the interlibrary loan system.
Terms For Use and Reproduction:

Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Records were acquired by the Archives of Ontario from the Butler Library, Columbia University, in December, 2000.
Availability of Other Formats:

Series is available on microfilm.

Associated Material:

Library and Archives Canada also has immigration records, including inspection reports. See in particular RG 76, Series R1206-158-4-E (formerly Series RG 76-C-4) for juvenile immigration records. See also series RG194-67-1-E (formerly RG 17-A-III-R) for arrival records beginning in 1861. Some reels of microfilm from Library and Archives Canada RG 76 are available at the Archives of Ontario.


Toronto (Ont.)


Agency or agencies that created these records

1857-1862 Bureau of Agriculture (BA73) Emigration Office (CA1575)