No. 89
Victoria
15th July 1867
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to forward for Your Grace's consideration a letter from Mr Henry Fowler, at present employed in the OfficeofManuscript image of the Supreme Court of Vancouver Island. Mr Fowler is dissatisfied with his position and wishes his case to be brought under your notice.
I have not much personal knowledge of Mr Fowler, but I hear him highly spoken of. I fear that under present circumstances there is but little chance of my being able to offer Mr Fowler any promotion, but I can secure to him, as long as he behaves well, a situation worth between £200andManuscript image and £300 a year.
The testimonials which Mr Fowler encloses seem to me very favorable.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
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Mr Elliot
Mr Fowler was 2d Clerk in the Colonial Secretary's office Vancouver's Island to which he was appointed by the Govr in Dec 1864—salary £206. At the Union he, like many others lost his office. The Govr says he can give Mr F. employment with £200 to £300 a year as long as he behaves well.
Mr Fowler wishes for some more permanent employment.
CC 2 Sept
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Mr Bryant
I suppose nothing can be done for him here?
TFE 2/9
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Better take what he can and be thankful—approve [one word cut off microfilm].
[HSB] 5/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Henry Fowler to Buckingham, 6 July 1867, requesting permanent employment in another colony.
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Kennedy to Fowler, 26 June 1866, testifying to his steadiness and capacity.
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Kennedy to Oliver Fowler, 28 February 1867, advising that his son was both trustworthy and efficient and regretting his loss of office due to union.
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W.A.G. Young, late Colonial Secretary, to Fowler, no date, testifying in favour of his intelligence and general demeanor.
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J. Needham to Fowler, 9 July 1867, commenting on the zeal and conscientious manner with which he discharged his duties.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 58, 12 September 1867 stating that Buckingham cannot “forward Mr. Fowler's wishes” but approving of Seymour’s intention to employ Fowler at “an appointment worth between £200 and £300 a year.”
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Oliver Fowler to Bryant, 28 August 1867, requesting assistance in the furtherence of his son's application.
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Mr Dealtry
Will you please attach this to Gov. Seymour's despatch in question.
HSB 30 Aug
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 15 July 1867, CO 60:28, no. 8564, 272. 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/B67089.html.

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