3325_ Vancouver's Island

April 19 1849
I am directed by Viscount Palmerston to transmit to you, for the information of Earl Grey, a copy of a letter from Her
Oct. 23/48
Majesty's Consul General at Woahoo1, containing information respecting Vancouver's Island, and the settlements of the Hudsons Bay Company in Oregon.
I am,
Your most obedient,
humble Servant,
H.U. Addington
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
I do not know that this can be turned to any use.
ABd 20/4/49.
Put by, I think: But Capt. Courtenay's opinion of Vancouver's Island (near the end of his letter) is worth looking at.
HM Apl 20
A 21 I think so
G. 21
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, William Miller to Addington, 23 October 1848, transmitting extracts of a letter from Captain Courtenay, HMS Constance, describing his recent mission to Vancouver Island (10 pages).
  1. "Woahoo" is, presumably, an obselete spelling for present-day "O'ahu," of the Hawai'ian Islands.
People in this document

Addington, Henry Unwin

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Courtenay, George William Conway

Grey, Henry George

Hawes, Benjamin

Merivale, Herman

Miller, William

Temple, Henry John

Organizations in this document

Foreign Office

Hudson's Bay Company

Vessels in this document

HMS Constance, 1846-1875

Places in this document

Oregon Territory, or Columbia District

Vancouver Island