No. 58
28 December 1858
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No 32 of the 19th of October last, enclosing a letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury, announcing to you the munificent endowment offered by Miss Burdett Coutts, together with your admirable reply thereto, whichIManuscript image I shall take the liberty of publishing in this country, as it refers to a matter of general interest, for the information of the public. 1
A more acceptable gift than this munificent donation, or one calculated to defuse a greater amount of public good, could hardly have been devised and I beg on behalf of the Colony to offer most grateful thanks to the generous lady whose name and beneficence will be commemorated in the records of the country.
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I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Perhaps Sir E. Lytton wd like to send a copy of this desph to Miss Burdett Coutts.
ABd 25 Feb
HM Mh 1
C March 3
Yes. Print for Parlt.
  1. = Burdett Coutts endowment. See Lytton to Douglas, 19 October 1858, CO 398/1, p. 136. Cf. footnote on Douglas to Stanley, 19 August 1858, 10342, CO 60/1, p. 86. Did Douglas publish?? Douglas actually related to Burdett Coutts.
People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Burdett-Coutts, Angela Georgina

Carnarvon, Earl

Douglas, James

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

Merivale, Herman

Sumner, John Bird

Places in this document

Vancouver Island


Douglas, James to Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer 28 December 1858, CO 60:1, no. 2137, 553. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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