No. 45
18th March 1867
My Lord,
I have had the honor to receive Your Lordship's despatch Vancouver Island, No. 25, of 14th Decr 1866, calling upon me for a report upon an application made by Mr Samuel Barfield in behalfofManuscript image of Messrs Stewart, Meldrum & Co and of Mr Mackean for a grant of certain mineral lands on the North West Coast of Vancouver Island.
2. I have no personal knowledge of the Affair, but I enclose a report furnished by Mr Pearse, late Surveyor General of Vancouver Island and now Deputy General of British Columbia
3. I propose making myself better acquainted with Vancouver Island and its affairs generally as soon as the Legislative SessionshallManuscript image shall have come to a close. Nothing can however be done in this particular case until the Island shall have been finally transferred from the Hudson's Bay Company to the Crown.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Send a Copy of the Enclosure to Mr Barfield, and tell him that the Deed reconveying the Island to the Crown has been completed & will be forwarded to the Colony by the first opportunity? The draft of a Desp: sending the Deed is at present in Circulation.
VJ 7 May
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And to E.C. for infn.
FR 7/5
CBA 7/5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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B.W. Pearse to Colonial Secretary, 11 February 1867, reporting on land claims of Stewart Meldrum and Company.
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Sketch map showing the extent of the claims on northern Vancouver Island.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Samuel Barfield, 15 May 1867, advising his application would be referred to the governor and forwarding copy of report on mineral land claims.
Seymour, Frederick to Carnarvon, Earl 18 March 1867, CO 60:27, no. 4399, 339. 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/B67045.html.

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