Ontario Government Record Sub-Series RG 11-8-1

Department of Immigration numbered correspondence files

About these records

Department of Immigration numbered correspondence files
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

3.3 metres of textual records

Sub-series forms part of

RG 11-8 Department of Immigration correspondence files

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.

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

Former Codes

RG 11 series A.

Finding Aid
An online list is available for this sub-series.

View an online list of these records.

Export a list of these records.

How to order these records

From our 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.

Scroll up to "Finding Aid" for more information about any available finding aids or listings.

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