Department of Immigration numbered correspondence files

Reference Code: Sub-series - RG 11-8-1
Title: Department of Immigration numbered correspondence files
Date of Creation: 1873-1897
Physical Description:

3.3 metres of textual records

Scope and Content:

Sub-series consists of letters received by the Secretary of the Immigration Department from federal and provincial immigration agents. It also includes letters from individual immigrants regarding availability of land, transportation and the immigration of relatives.

The correspondents include immigration agents representing both the federal and provincial governments in Britain; the federal Department of Agriculture; emigration societies in Canada and Britain; houses of refuge; and individuals or organizations seeking opportunities to promote emigration to Ontario. There is also correspondence from individual emigrants seeking information on financial support, job opportunities, land availability and related issues. There is a large number of letters pertaining to the refund of money connected with emigration schemes.

The material has been arranged by the number assigned to them by the Department of Immigration.

Finding Aid:

An online list is available for this sub-series.

Structure of Collection:

View how this material is structured within its collection. Select items to navigate through the different available levels of description, including online series, sub-series and listings.

Forms Part of: RG 11-8 - Department of Immigration correspondence files
Restrictions on Access:

Original records are closed for conservation reasons. Researchers must use self service microfilm, MS 847.

How to order these records:

Reading Rooms: The letters have been microfilmed in in chronological order. Review the online list to identify the material of interest, then retrieve the appropriate reel of self-service microfilm.

By Microfilm Interloan: This microfilm is available through the Archives of Ontario interloan program.
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.

Availability of Other Formats:

These records are available on self service microfilm, MS 847.


Please note that microfilmed records are identified by their former reference codes.

Other/Former Codes:

RG 11 series A.