No. 9, Miscellaneous
13 February 1860
I have the honor to forward for Your Grace's information the Report of a Journey to Fort Simpson, Queen Charlotte's IslandManuscript imageIsland, the Nass River, and other parts of the North West Coast, performed in the summer and autumn of 1859, by R.W. Torrens late Captain in Her Majesty's 55th Regiment, giving interesting descriptions of the Countries visited, with an account of their auriferous and mineral productions.
2. Mr Torrens is not in the service of, nor in any way connected with the Government; but has kindly placed his Report at my disposal for the information ofManuscript imageof Her Majesty's Government, for which he has received my warmest thanks.
I have etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Land Board for information. We also usually communicate the account of these expeditions to the Geographical Society.
ABd 12/4
TFE 12/4
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Torrens to Douglas, 29 December 1860 [1859], describing in detail his voyage up the north west coast, with particular emphasis on gold deposits in the Nass and Queen Charlotte regions, and including an abstract from his journal.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Elliot to Norton Shaw, Royal Geographical Society, 19 April 1860, forwarding copy of the despatch and report.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 13 February 1860, CO 305:14, no. 3601, 54. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V60009.html.

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