Passage bonus receipts for emigrants

Reference Code: Series - RG 11-10
Title: Passage bonus receipts for emigrants
Date of Creation: 1873-1875
Physical Description:

5 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content:

Series consists of receipts issued by emigration agents at various points in the United Kingdom to emigrants destined for Ontario. These individuals had received a pre-paid bonus of six dollars per adult for passage, with the stipulation that they proceed directly to Ontario and reside there for at least three months.

These receipts were submitted to the immigration agency in Toronto by the immigrant on their arrival in the province as proof of residence.

The receipts record the name of the emigrant, the number of people in the party, the total amount paid in adult bonuses, their destination in Ontario and date of receipt.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:

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Ontario. Dept. of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works

Ontario. Dept. of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works. Immigration Branch

Ontario. Dept. of Immigration

Finding Aid:

There is no finding aid for this series.

Structure of Collection:

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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: Retrieve self service microfilm MS 847, reel 1.

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

Custodial History: These records were transferred to the Archives of Ontario some time prior to 1961. No information is available relating to the custody of the records or the means by which they were transferred to the Archives of Ontario.
Availability of Other Formats:

Series is available on self service microfilm.


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

Other/Former Codes:

RG 11 Series G.


Agency or agencies that created these records

1873-1874 Department of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works (AA70) Immigration Branch (CA612)
1874-1875 Department of Immigration (BA172)