Holloway to Smith
244 Strand, W.C.
Oct. 25. 1859
Having commercial transactions in Vancouvers Island I shall be extremely obliged if you will inform me whether or not there is a British Consul thereā€”if so I should be glad to know his name.
Trusting that you will pardon this liberty and assuring you that I have not ventured to trouble you until I had failed to obtain the information from the usual authorities.
I remain Sir,
Your most obedt Servt
T. Holloway

Peter Smith, Esqe C.B.
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Ansr that V.C.I. being a British Possession there is no British Consul there.
ABd 26 Oct
At once.
HM O 26
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Draft, Elliot to Holloway, 29 October 1859, advising there was no British consul established in Vancouver Island.