Hammond to Under-Secretary of State
January 4, 1868
I am directed by Lord Stanley, in compliance with an application from the Belgian Minister, to request that you will move the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos to cause inquiries to be instituted respecting the fate of a person named J.W. Cramer, or Kramer,whoManuscript image who, in 1862, was in the service of the Governor of Vancouver's Island.
A translation is herewith inclosed of a letter which was addressed by him in that year to his mother, a resident at Antwerp; since that date it appears that no intelligence has been received respecting him.
I am.
Your most obedient
humble Servant
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
To the Govr dft. herewith.
CC 6/1
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Not here.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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J.W. Cramer, 17 May 1862, translation of letter as per despatch, recounting life in the colony in the service of the governor.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 2, 11 January 1868 informing Seymour that a Belgian Minister in Britain has made an application for an inquiry into the fate of a man named Cramer on Vancouver Island and transmitting Cramer’s last piece of correspondence.