Barwise to Granville

The Right Honorable The Earl Granville Secretary of State for Her Majesty's Colonies

My Lord
May it please Your Lordship
Some gentlemen with whom I am connected are about establishing an association for the purpose of developing the Salmon Fisheries in British Columbia, more particularily for the curing, drying and preserving the fish in the Frasier River and its tributaries.
May I be allowed to ask if your Lordship's Department can grant such an association any assistance, or privilege of Fishing in the said waters, and can in any way conduce to the developement of this productive source of Colonial IndustryManuscript image at present entirely neglected.
I have the honor to remain My Lord
Your Lordship's Most Obedient humble Servant
Jackson Barwise

6 Edgecombe Road
The Grove
Cumberwell, Surrey
October 30th 1869
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Should the answer be that the Assoc. shd apply to the Col. Govt with whom it will rest to decide whether they shall receive any assistance or privileges in regard to Salmon Fishing in the Frazer & its tributaries.
If so copy
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with the obn that it shd be consd whether any such grant will bring them into collision with the Indians.
to Govr for infn.
WR 30/10
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Any such concession might be being injurious to Indian Interests.
FR 30/10
G 1/11
Other documents included in the file
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Sandford to Barwise, 3 November 1869, advising that his association should apply to the colonial government for permission to fish in British Columbia.
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Draft reply, Sandford (for Granville) to Musgrave, No. 103, 11 November 1869.