No. 155
10th December 1870
My Lord,
I have communicated to Chief Justice Begbie, Your Lordship's Despatch No 31, of 29th October with its enclosures in regard to Mr Robinson's request to be allowed to insert the information contained in Mr Begbie's Letter on the subject of the Fraser River "Benches" intheManuscript image the "Athenaeum" or some similar periodical.
2.££I now have the honor to enclose a copy of a Letter from Mr Begbie, in reply in which he expresses his readiness to leave his Paper on the "Benches" entirely at your Lordship's disposal.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
A. Musgrave
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Mr Herbert
See letter to Mr Robinson of 27 Oct.
I[t] might be worthwhile to ask the Geographical Socty privately whether they intend to publish Mr Begbie's paper, or whether it shall be left to Mr Robinson to do so.
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I think so—at once.
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Private reference made.
[WM] 11 Jan/71
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Vide Mr Bates' letter.
[WM] 12 Jan/71
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Royal Geographical Society
15, Whitehall Place, S.W.
Jan 12 1871
My Dear Sir
The Council have decided to publish Judge Begbie's paper on the "drift benches" of British Columbia entire, with diagrams. If, however, Mr Robinson wishes to co-operate or would like to appear in the matter there would be no objection to allowing him to read the paper at our meeting & adding something of his own to it.
Yours sincerely,
RW Bates



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Mr Herbert
See private noteManuscript image from Geographical Socty. Write as follows to Mr Robinson.

Dft: The Revd Mr Robinson 14 January 1871
Sir
With reference to my letter of the 27 Oct. I am directed by the Earl of Kimberley to inform you that Chief Justice Begbie has stated in reply to the communication made to him he has no objection to publicity being given to his paper respecting the Fraser River Benches or DriftManuscript image terraces, leaving it to his Lordship to decide in what way it should be done.
Lord Kimberley has ascertained that the Geo. Socty have decided to publish the paper entire with diagrams, but that if you wish to cooperate or would like to appear in the matter, there wd be no objection to allowing you to read the paper at the meeting of the Socty, & adding something of your own to it.
I have &c
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For Sy
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M.B. Begbie to A. Musgrave Jr., Private Secretary to Musgrave, 9 December 1870, granting permission to publish his manuscript.
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 10, 9 February 1871.
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For consideration.
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I think so as Mr Robinson has not answd our letter.
Musgrave, Anthony to Wodehouse, John 10 December 1870, CO 60:41, no. 285, 283. 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/B70155.html.

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