Place Published: London
Publisher: House of Commons
Date Published: 1834
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
RARE COPY OF EARLY EMIGRATION AND DISPOSAL OF CROWN LAND
First edtition. 8 x 13 inches. (2),-47pp.
"Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 14 August 1834."
Dated (p. ): Colonial Department, Downing-Street, 14 August 1834. John Lefevre.
Original issued in series: [Parliamentary papers / Great Britain. Parliament (1833-1834). House of Commons] ; 616, 1834. Tables.
Full title: Emigration : return to an address to His Majesty, dated 21 July 1834, for, Copies or extracts of any correspondence between the secretary of state and the governors of the British colonies, respecting emigration, and the disposal of Crown lands, not already presented to this House, also, So much of two despatches from Colonel Arthur to Viscount Goderich, dated 9 July 1831, and 28 June 1832, as relates to the consumption of rum in the colony of Van Diemen's Land, and to the difficulties experienced by the masters of assigned servants. John Lefevre [Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre - under-secretary at the colonial office] (Lord Viscount Howick)
Sir John George Shaw Lefevre (1797–1879), who was senior wrangler at Cambridge in 1818, had a long and distinguished career as a public official. He was under-secretary for the colonies, and had much to do with the introduction of the new poor law in 1834, and with the foundation of the colony of South Australia; then having served on several important commissions he was made clerk of the parliaments in 1855, and in the same year became one of the first civil service commissioners. He helped to found the university of London, of which he was vice-chancellor for twenty years, and also the Athenaeum Club.
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