Ontario Government Record Series RG 11-10

Passage bonus receipts for emigrants

About these records

Passage bonus receipts for emigrants
Dates of Creation
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
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; 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.

Former Codes

RG 11 Series G.

Finding Aid
There is no finding aid for this series.

Agency or agencies that created these records

These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

1873-1874 :

Department of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works (AA70) Immigration Branch (CA612)

1874-1875 :

Department of Immigration (BA172)

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