Trutch to Carnarvon (Parliamentary Under-Secretary)
11 Catherine Grove
March 7th 1859
My Lord,
Some three months ago I addressed a Letter to your Lordship respectfully soliciting an Order for a few of the Maps executed by my son of the Oregon Washington Territories with a portion of British Columbia, thinking that such Maps might be of interest & service to Heads of Departments of Govt; my letter not having been honored by any notice, I venture again to intrude on your Lordship respectfully requesting that should there be a refusal to purchase any more of the Maps, your Lordship will be pleased to give order for payment of the 2 Maps furnished to the Colonial Office in July last.
I have the honor to be, My Lord,
Your Lordship's obedient Servant,
William Trutch

To the Right Honble
The Earl of Carnarvon
Minutes by CO staff
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Lord Carnarvon
One Map in two portions, bearing the names of "Trutch & Hyde" has found its way to the Library. The Map can be of little use to us; but if you wish us to have it it can be paid for.
ABd 9/3
I suppose that as we have kept it so long we ought to Manuscript imagepay for it. The cost will be very slight. Annex dt.
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Mr Halksworth
How is this to be done.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Printed description of the map, including favourable comments upon it by R.I. Murchison, President of the Royal Geographical Society.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Colonial Office to Trutch, 19 March 1859, forwarding payment for the maps and advising that no further copies would be required.
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Mr Halksworth will supply the Post Office order.
P.O. Order forwarded today.
WH 19 March/59