Higginson to Lytton
47 Bay View Avenue
15 Sept 1858
Learning from the Public Prints that you are about establishing a Bank in Vancouver's Island, I beg to offer My Services.
I have been bred up to Banking business and being anxious to advance myself in a foreign Country it occurred to me that this would be a Very favorable opportunity.
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I am a young Man, yet I have had over five years experience and can satisfy you to my character and abilities should you be disposed to entertain my application.
I have the honour [to be] Sir
Your Very humble [Servant]
H. Higginson

The Right Honble
Sir E.B. Lytton Bart
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Ansr that this Gentleman is mistaken in supposing that Sir E. Lytton is "establishing a Bank in V.Couvers Island" though other parties have such a measure in contemplation.
Add that Sir Edward can give the writer no encouragement.
ABd 22 Sepr
The newspapers have led him into the error. Answer as [cut off file].
HM S 22
Annex draft.
C S. 23
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Colonial Office to Higginson, 30 September 1858, advising the government had no intention of establishing a bank in the colony.