Registers of applications for emigrant passage warrants

Reference Code: Series - RG 11-25
Title: Registers of applications for emigrant passage warrants
Date of Creation: 1872-1888
Physical Description:

4 volumes of textual records

Scope and Content:

Series consists of registers and related indexes pertaining to the issuing of warrants and certificates for emigrant passage. Employers wishing to hire farm labourers or domestic servants and those wishing to bring remaining family members to the province, applied to the provincial government for a passage warrant. The warrants would authorize the steamship compnay to provide passage to the individual or family and indicate that the fare would be paid by the sponsor or by the Department of Immigration.

Volumes 1 and 4 are arranged chronologically by the date of application and each entry was assigned an application number. Volumes 2 and 3 act as indexes, and provide access by the name of the applicant and of the sponsored emigrants. The application number shown in the index corresponds to that found in the registers.

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.

How to order these records:

Reading Rooms: To view records, retrieve self service microfilm MS 847, reel 5.

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.

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 L.


Agency or agencies that created these records

1872-1874 Department of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works (AA70) Immigration Branch (CA612)
1874-1888 Department of Immigration (BA172)