These lands were owned and administered by the Russo-Jewish Committee of London, England, successors to the Mansion House Committee, Trustees of the funds for the victims of Russian persecution, who settled in the province of Saskatchewan. Those tenants who had outstanding debts to the above Committee were unable to obtain a clear title from the Dominion Ministry of Lands while this liability existed. The Russo-Jewish Committee negotiated, through their agents, with former homesteaders of their heirs to repay old debts or to relase their claims to the lands, thereby permitting land to revert to Committee. Those who did repay debts received a release from the Committee. Homesteaders; tax arrears; land transfer; land sales; land examination for railway company; draft of report by ICA representative; report on Mossomin lands; colonist loans; crops; St. Mary's Prairie Lands; ICA and colonization companies; legal restrictions on homesteads; purchase of land by railway for right of way, increasing land value; Committee's desire to sell land as entire block; mortgage transfer; discounting of mortgage; expenditures and receipts on Russo-Jewish lands; land sales to settlers; transfer of Committee lands to ICA; lands held by the various Jewish associations and names in which they were registered.
Visas; Jewish community assistance; land acquisitions, 1926, 1927; immigrant installations, 1926, 1927, 1929; colonists; litigations by colonist against ICA; exoneration of latter; farm stability; Immigration Department; farms and assets; contradictions in government policy.