Applications for refund bonuses from emigrants to Ontario

Reference Code: Series - RG 11-23
Title: Applications for refund bonuses from emigrants to Ontario
Date of Creation: 1872-1876
Physical Description:

1.5 metres of textual records

Scope and Content:

Series consists of applications completed by immigrants who had resided in Ontario for three months and were eligible for a refund bonus of six dollars per adult, because they had not received a refund bonus certificates at the point of embarkation. In many cases the individuals had entered the province via U.S. border points after arriving at an American port.

The applications can include correspondence between the Department and the emigrant, certificates of passage and disembarkation and certificates of character and residency. These documents generally record the names, occupation, date of arrival and related data on the individual immigrants.

The material is filed alphabetically by the name of the emigrant.

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, reels 1 to 5. The microfilm reels are labelled with the alphabetical range of names found on each.

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; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: 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 J.


Agency or agencies that created these records

1872-1874 Department of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works (AA70) Immigration Branch (CA612)
1874-1876 Department of Immigration (BA172)