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COLONIAL LAND COMPANY
[Prospectus]
Prospectus. The Colonial Land Company to be incorporated by Royal Charter, and Act of Parliament; ...
[London]: [1831].
2, [2] p. ; 22.6 cm. (4°)

Drop-head title, conjugate leaf blank. Undated; watermark '1831'. 'The objects of this Company are, to purchase tracts of Land in the Colonies, to sell, settle, and otherwise to dispose of them in retail; to facilitate the location of emigrants on their arrival abroad, and to encourage the agriculture and exports of the British American provinces. ... It is not, however, intended that the Company shall engage in the conveyance of Emigrants across the Atlantic, but only avail itself of the disposition to emigrate, which at present is so general.' John Galt [novelist and traveller] is listed as secretary and superintendent, at 15, Serle Street, Lincoln's Inn. He reprinted the prospectus '(as circulated to friends)' in his The autobiography of John Galt, London, 1833, Appendix IV. The company solicitors were Messrs. Freshfield and Sons. James William Freshfield, as solicitor to the Bank of England, at one time occupied one of the houses in Princes Street built by Soane. See A.T. Bolton, The portrait of Sir John Soane, R.A. (London 1927), p. 438.

Copy Notes Previously folded and sealed as a letter addressed in ink John Soane Esqr / Lincolns Inn fields, red postal frank. Inscribed in ink in another hand Colonial Land Compy / 1831.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 5998


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