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

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Vancouver Island