2001Vancouver's Island
N America
19th Oct 1848.
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to state for the information of Earl Grey that it is their Lordships intention to send a Steam Vessel and a Sloop of War, under an Officer of
2Sir John Pelly informed. 25 Oct / 48
Actd﹏﹏﹏﹏﹏ 2 Nov ﹏___
scientific Acquirements, (to be placed under the command of Rear Admiral Hornby in the Pacific) to Vancouver's Island, for the purpose of general Survey and careful examination, and My Lords request to be favored with any suggestions or wishes that Lord Grey may desire to make on the subject.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant, W.A.B. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot.
Would it be desirable to ask Sir J. Pelly if he has any suggestions to make on this proposal subject ?
ABd 20/10
Mr Hawes
Sir J. Pelly shd be informed of the intentions of the Admy? […] I do not know whether there any suggestions which this Dt will care to offer to the Admy?
T.F.E. 20/10
O. 21 BH
24 G.
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Draft, Colonial Office to Sir J. Pelly, Hudson's Bay Company, 25 October 1848, informing him about the vessels being sent out by the Admiralty.
Minutes by CO staff
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1I have added (on the next page) a short letter to the Admiralty, as theirs seems to imply an expectation of an answer.
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Draft, Colonial Office to Hamilton, 2 November 1848, acknowledging receipt of his letter.
  1. This minute entry appears in the left margin of the added letter; it is, apparently, written by Blackwood, sometime between October 21 and 25, 1848.
  2. Marginalia runs perpendicular to main text; author is unknown.
People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Elliot, Thomas Frederick

Grey, Henry George

Hamilton, George Alexander

Hamilton, William Alexander Baille

Hawes, Benjamin

Hornby, Phipps

Pelly, John Henry

Organizations in this document

Colonial Office

Hudson's Bay Company

Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

Places in this document

Vancouver Island

Hamilton, George Alexander to Hawes, Benjamin 19 October 1848, CO 305:1, no. 2001, 351. 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/V485AD03.html.

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