1843. Vancouver's Island.

4th March 1850
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you, for the information of Earl Grey, that Rear Admiral Hornby in a Letter, dated the 12th Jany last, has reported that
1Hudson Bay Compy informed 7 March/50
Her Majesty's Steam Vessel Driver was to sail from Callao, within a week from that time, for Vancouver's Island to convey there Mr Blanshard the newly appointed Governor.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant.
J. Parker

Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 5/3/50
Annex draft.
HM Mh 5
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Draft, Colonial Office to Sir John Pelly, Hudson's Bay Company, 7 March 1850, stating the Admiralty had despatched a steam vessel to convey Blanshard from Callao to Vancouver Island.
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People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Blanshard, Richard

Grey, Henry George

Hornby, Phipps

Merivale, Herman

Parker, John

Pelly, John Henry

Organizations in this document

Colonial Office

Hudson's Bay Company

Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

Vessels in this document

HMS Driver, 1840-1861

Places in this document

Vancouver Island