Woods to Under-Secretary of State
Heralds College
27 October 1863
The Queen having been pleased to dispense with the personal Investiture of James Douglas Esquire, Governor of Vancouver's Island and British Columbia, with the Insignia of a Knight Commander (Civil division) of the Order of the Bath, and to empower him to wear and use the Insignia of his dignity in the Order, and to enjoy all the privileges thereunto belonging in as full and ample a manner as if he had been invested by Her Majesty, I have the honour to transmit to you the accompanying packet containing Her Majesty's Warrant of Dispensation and the Insignia of the division and Class of the Order to which Governor Douglas has been admittedManuscript image and to request that you will move The Duke of Newcastle to give the necessary directions for the transmission of the said Packet with the least possible delay.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient,
humble Servant,
Albert W. Woods
Registrar & Secretary of the Order
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
More probably the Packet contains a Letter from Mr Woods to Sir James Douglas, but it may be as well to send him a Copy of this Letter with the Packet? I assume that he has already been made fully aware of the intended grant of the honor.
GG 28 Octr
Mr Blackwood
I suppose so.
FR 28/10
Sir F. Rogers
My impression is that the Duke of Newcastle hasManuscript image in a private Letter apprized Sir J Douglas of the dignity conferred on him. If so we have only to forward the packet to the Governor with a copy of this Letter saying perhaps that His Grace has much pleasure in having been instrumental in advising the Queen to nominate him a K.C.B.
ABd 29 Oct
Mr Gairdner
Then proceed as you propose.
FR 29/10
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, [Separate], 5 November 1863.
Minutes by CO staff
The Despatch with a Box containing the Insignia given to Mr Jadis
for transn to Vancouver Island as proposed by him.
AA 6/11/63