Romaine to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
1 November 1859
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith, for the information of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, a copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Baynes, dated the 15th Augt No 114, with Copies of its enclosures, relative to the existence of Coal on the Shores of Burrard's Inlet in British Columbia.
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
If we were to send this report to the Land Board they wd probably mention this valuable fact in their annual Colonization Circular—which is the only way I know of by which we can give publicity to it.
ABd 3 Novr
Send to the Em Commrs for their infn, & with a view to publication in the next Col: Circular?
TFE 3/11
N 4
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Draft, Merivale to Emigration Commissioners, 11 November 1859, forwarding copy of the letter and enclosures and suggesting that the information be published in the next colonization circular.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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R.L. Baynes to Secretary of the Admiralty, 15 August 1859, concerning coal found in Burrard Inlet, British Columbia.
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Captain G.H. Richards, Plumper, to Baynes, 24 June 1859, advising of the discovery and trial burning of coal at Burrard Inlet.
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Charles B. Wood, Surgeon, Plumper, to Richards, 14 June 1859, short statement of observations on the discovery of coal at Burrard Inlet.