No. 7
21st December 1866
My Lord,
I observe by Mr Secretary Cardwell's despatch, Vancouver Island, No. 11, of 26th March 1866, that the Commissioners of Patents presented to the Government of this IslandaManuscript image a complete set of their publications.
2. These Volumes are now in the Mechanics Institute of Victoria where they are frequently consulted.
3. Would the Commissioners be disposed to grant another set of their valuable publications for the use of the Public Library at New Westminster, the capital of the Colony? It may be in your Lordship's recollection that Her MajestyrecentlyManuscript image recently presented a Volume containing the principal Speeches of the late Prince Consort to the excellent institution in whose favour I make the present appeal.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Apply, as requested, to the Commrs of Patents?
ABd 26 Feb
Draft.
(I should only ask the question whether it can be complied with.)
TFE 28/2
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Elliot to B. Woodcroft, 9 March 1867, forwarding copy of the despatch and asking whether the request could be complied with.
Seymour, Frederick to Carnarvon, Earl 21 December 1866, CO 60:25, no. 1932, 417. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B66207.html.

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