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V.I.1850-03-04ParkerMerivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)Public Offices document1843 305 / 2
  • ..., has reported that Her Majesty's Steam Vessel Driver was to sail from Callao, within a week from that time, for ...
V.I.1850-03-09BarclayMerivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)Public Offices document1971 305 / 2
  • ...Merivale's previous letter that states that the Driver has been appointed to sail to Callao, Peru, in order to transport ...
  • ... Instant, stating that H.M.'s Steam Vessel Driver had been appointed to sail from Callao, in January last...
V.I.1850-04-08BlanshardEarl GreyDespatch to London5505 305 / 2
  • ... March ult. in H.M.S.S. Driver, on the 11...
  • ...Commander Johnson of H.M.S Driver and the Officers and servants of the Hudson Bay Company; No lodging being ready for me I have been compelled to remain on board the ...
  • ...Bay Company; No lodging being ready for me I have been compelled to remain on board the Driver during her stay in the colony, and took the opportunity of visiting ...
V.I.1850-09-06HamiltonHawes (Parliamentary Under-Secretary)Public Offices document7416 305 / 2
  • ... Her Majesty's Steam Ship Driver having afforded a Passage from Callao to Vancouvers Island...
V.I.1850-10-09TrevelyanMerivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)Public Offices document8290 305 / 2
  • ...Commander C.R. Johnson of Her Majesty's Steam Sloop "Driver" for the Passage of M...
V.I.1852-10-11BoysDesart (Parliamentary Under-Secretary)Correspondence (private letter)9263 305 / 3
  • ...Capt. Johnson H.M.S. Driver, & was refused in their presence by M...
V.I.1865-05-04KennedyCardwellDespatch to London6187 305 / 25
  • ...d exclusive of gratuity to driver. Bad coals are $11 or £2.5.5 per ton and Firewood still more expensive. One ton of coals per week all year round is the least to be calculated upon, or £118.1.8 per annum. Colza oil which costs 3...
B.C.1867-11-30SeymourBuckinghamDespatch to London1210 60 / 29
  • ... 5. The Roads are in excellent order and we drove six in hand from Yale, the head of navigation on the Fraser into Cariboo, about 400 miles. The journey is full of variety. From Yale to Lytton, for 56 miles, one passes through the fearful gorges, or "canons," of the Fraser, where it rushes between the perpendicular sides of the Cascade Mountains. The Road is sometimes cut through the solid and over arching rock, at others, built up by scaffolding against a mountain side, hanging some 600 or 700 feet sheer over the River. From Lytton the road follows the less terrible "canons" of the Thompson for some 35 miles and then rises to the high country of vast prairies, plains and cornfields. The road side Inns, mostly kept by Frenchmen and Italians furnish comfortable accommodation and excellent food. The prices are all greatly reduced and I had no longer, as on my first visit to the mines, to pay thirty pounds (£30) a night for the feed of my horses. We posted through in excellent time. The leaders were generally in a hard gallop. The second pair or "swing horses" were left pretty nearly to choose their own paces, but the wheelers were steady and the break was cleverly worked by the driver with his right foot. ...

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