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Migration scrapbooks

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 31

Scope and Contents

Press cuttings, letters, photographs, handbills, reports and other items taken from three albums relating to Sedgwick's trips of 1910 and 1912, and to his activities in trying to persuade private and public bodies and individuals to support juvenile emigration in the Empire. In the first box is a summary list and description of the preservation work carried out on the collection. RCS Library Notes no. 71, Nov. 1962, pp. 1-3, outlines the scope of the collection.


  • Creation: 1910 - 1914


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Thomas Sedgwick (d. 1929) was a vigorous advocate of juvenile emigration. He led a party of fifty British boys to New Zealand in 1910 to carry out farm work, and took a further fifty boys to Ontario in 1912.


0.375 cubic metre(s) (8 archive boxes) : paper

Language of Materials



The collection was comprised originally of three albums, numbered 1, 2 and 4 (no. 3 was missing). The pages have been removed from the albums, placed in plastic sleeves, and stored in box-files.

Former / Other Reference

MSS 11

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 35. Nine photographs in the collection are described at Y3011LLL in the photograph catalogue.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Thomas E. Sedgwick, 1928.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm: Mellon.CM04922-04924.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Sedgwick, Thomas E, d 1929

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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