Irving to Secretary of State
Blenheim House, Lea
Aug 10th 1858
My Lord,
Being desirous of purchasing land in the vicinity of Victoria in Vancouvers Island, I should esteem the favor of some information as to the price per acre—at which it may now be obtained.
I have the honor to remain
My Lord
Your Lordship's Most obedient Humble Servant
John Irving

Right Honble
Secretary of State for the Colonies
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Ansr, I suppose, that H.M. Govt are not in possession of any sufficiently exact information which they cd safely impart to him for hisManuscript image guidance in this matter.
ABd 12 Augt
Simply refer his letter to the HBC who own the land. Annex draft.
HM Augt 13
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Draft, Carnarvon to H.H. Berens, Hudson's Bay Company, 21 August 1858, forwarding copy of the letter for attention.