Catalogue description New Zealand Company Original Correspondence, etc.

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Details of CO 208
Reference: CO 208
Title: New Zealand Company Original Correspondence, etc.

This series contains original correspondence and entry books of the New Zealand Company which were handed over to the Colonial Office after the surrender of the company's charters in 1850. Also included are minutes, accounts, registers of emigrants and land transfers records.

Date: 1837-1861

These records are arranged in the following catagories: original correspondence, reference books to in-letters and to out-letters, minutes, accounts, and three subseries of miscellanea arranged under the headings local records, land, and persons.

Related material:

for other correspondence relating to New Zealand see CO 209

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Copies held at:

Microfilm copy available at the National Library of Australia, the State Library of Victoria, and the State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Library, Australia

Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

New Zealand Company, 1839-1858

Physical description: 309 volume(s)
Unpublished finding aids:

For registers of original correspondence in this series see CO 326.

Administrative / biographical background:

The New Zealand Company was a chartered company formed in 1839 and incorporated in 1841 with power to buy, sell, settle and cultivate land in New Zealand. It did not prove a satisfactory agency for colonising New Zealand and was induced to surrender its charters in 1850. It was finally dissolved in 1858.

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