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New Zealand Company Records Inventory (last updated 14 August 2017)
Including those of the Colonial Office (CO 208) that were microfilmed as part of the Australasian Joint Copying Project. The films can be viewed at Archives New Zealand and National Library. The originals are held at the National Archives UK.

NZC 3 Inwards despatches from the Principal Agent, Wellington
NZC 3/1/1 folios 1-229 & 241 Colonel Wakefield's Journal 17 Aug 1839 to 04 Mar 1840
NZC 3/1/1 folio 198 Return of Maori Population 22 Nov 1839
NZC 3/1/1 folios 242-249 Unloading cargo from the 'Aurora' January 1840
NZC 3/1/1 folios 521-530 Comments about NZ Company selected emigrants 25 Apr 1841
NZC 3/1/1 folio 563 Report on Dr Dieffenbach and Mr Heaphy 01 May 1841

NZC 3/2/2 Despatches from the Principal Agent Wellington 05 Feb 1842 to 21 Dec 1842
NZC 3/2/2 folios 430-455 1842 Port Nicholson Maori Census
NZC 3/6/6 Despatches from the Principal Agent Wellington Jan to August 1846
NZC 3/13/18 Report relating to the creation of a Town in connexion with the Wairau 1848

NZC 18 New Zealand Company Correspondence
NZC 18/15 Inventory & notes of letters received by the NZ Company 1837-1843

NZC 31 Director's Office Papers
NZC 31/1/1 Index to Minutes of NZ Company Directors meetings 1839-1844
NZC 31/21/34 Copies of Petitions presented to Parliament 1839-1846

NZC 32 Accountant's Office Papers
NZC 32/11/27 Vouchers D-H
NZC 32/12/29 Vouchers N-S Joseph Phipson, Emigration Agent, Birmingham 1841

NZC 33 Land Office papers
NZC 33/1/1 Register of Applications for Land Orders 05 June to 15 July 1839
NZC 33/2/2 Applications for Special Land orders 1840-1841
NZC 33/2/7 Alphabetical & Numerical Lists of Holders of Land Orders
NZC 33/5/10 Daily Register of Notices of Transfers of Land Orders Aug 1839 to Dec 1858

NZC 34 Emigration Department Office papers
NZC 34/7/8 Emigration Passages etc 1839-1850
NZC 34/9/10 Ship Timandra 1842 Log-book (in process)
NZC 34/9/10 Ship Blundell 1848 Position Pressure Temperature Log
NZC 34/13/18 Applications for passages to New Zealand 1839-1841 Items 1-54

NZC 36 Shipping Department office papers
NZC 36/13/10b Ship's papers 'Timandra' 1842 including embarkation passenger lists

NZC 38 Miscellaneous papers and legal documents
NZC 38/2/1/194 Indenture 24 Feb 1849 between Louis Marie Cuzon and the NZ Company - List of purchasers
NZC 38/3/1 Hutt Section 25 Conveyance 1848 Edward Daniell to George Augustus Selwyn
NZC 38/4/1 Duplicate Mortgage NZ Company to C. E. Trevelyan and another 12 Feb 1847
NZC 38/5/1/80 Agreement 12 Sep 1841 for the Purchase of the Chatham Islands
NZC 38/11/3 Chatham Islands Deed of Sale May 1840

NZC 102 Inward Despatches from the Secretary (London) to the Principal Agent (Wellington)
NZC 102/17/25 some transcripts 1849-1850

NZC 104 Inwards Despatches from the Resident Agent, Nelson
NZC 104/2/4 some transcripts 1846 and 1848

NZC 106 Inwards Despatches from the Resident Agent, Otago
NZC 106/1 Letter Inventory Charles Henry Kettle to Colonel William Wakefield 1846-1847

NZC 107 Despatches from from the Resident Agent, Canterbury
NZC 107/1 Letter Inventory Captain Joseph Thomas to William Fox 1848-1850

NZC 108 Local and General Inwards Letters
NZC 108/1/1-4,6-11 Letter Inventory Received by Principal Agent, NZ Co., Wellington 1839-1850
NZC 108/1/2 Some letter transcripts 1841
NZC 108/1/5 Letter transcripts 06 Jan 1844 to 21 Dec 1844 items 1-33

NZC 110 Inwards letters from the Survey staff
NZC 110/1/1 Letter transcripts 06 Jan 1840 to 19 Jun 1848 items 2-158
NZC 110/1/1/38a Expedition: Manawatu-Wairarapa-Hutt May-Jun 1842 - Report of Charles Kettle
NZC 110/1/1/112 Land Order Transfers Oct 1841 to Mar 1849
NZC 110/1/1/148 List of NZ Company Surveyors discharged due to Reductions of 1843
NZC 110/2/2 Letter Inventory Tuckett and Davisons Expedition to Otago 1844-1845

NZC 131 Principal Agent's Office papers
NZC 131/1/1-7, 11, 13-14 Letter Inventory
NZC 131/3/14 Miscellaneous papers

NZC 132 Accountant's office papers
NZC 132/3/6 Letter Book containing details of accounts paid 1842
NZC 132/4/8 NZ Company Duplicate Receipts 1842-1846
NZC 132/5/9/1 Wellington Accounts for quarter ending 31 March 1850
NZC 132/5/11 Miscellaneous letters 1842-1850

NZC 133 Land Office papers
NZC 133/3/21/5 Alphabetical list of holders of compensation scrip & a list in order of ballot number
NZC 133/3/21/12 Letter re Major Hornbrook's Claim dated 20 Nov 1848 - Porirua/Upper Hutt
NZC 133/3/21/14 Isaac Earl Featherston 28 Dec 1850 re Land Order 42 - Rangitikei/Wainuiomata

NZC 137 Storekeeper's Office papers
NZC 137/4/6 Statement of arms rendered to the Government 1843-1847
Includes list of men who had not yet returned arms to the NZ Co. in Sep 1847
NZC 137/4/7 Miscellaneous papers 1840-1848

NZC 233 Land Office papers - Nelson
NZC 233/7/15 Nelson Accomodation Sections - Motueka District

NZC 235 Survey Office papers
NZC 235/1/2 Weekly Reports from Assistant Surveyors Aug 1841 to Jul 1843
NZC 235/1/3 Nelson State of Surveys Reports Aug 1841 to Jul 1843
NZC 235/1/4 Surveyor Contract Specifications 1842 to 1850 - Wairau, Waitohi, Maitai Bridge & Waimea Road
NZC 235/1/5 Survey Office Papers Dec 1842 to Jun 1850 Nelson

NZC 332 Accountant's office papers
NZC 332/4/8 Vouchers &c, New Plymouth 23 Mar 1841 to 06 Nov 1850

NZC 333 Land office papers from the Resident Agent, New Plymouth
NZC 333/2/8 New Plymouth Settlement - Register of Land Orders 1840-1843
NZC 333/3/11 New Plymouth miscellaneous papers 1840s (in process)

NZC 335 Survey Office papers
NZC 335/1/1 New Plymouth: Survey reports written to John Tylston Wicksteed
NZC 335/1/1/19 Table of Distances Wellington to Patea 01 Oct 1844

CO 208 Original Correspondence
CO 208/254 1841 NZ Company Register of Applications for Land in the Second Settlement
CO 208/254 Register of Applications for Land Orders 05 to 15 Jul 1839
CO 208/285 Address Book of Land & Shareholders