Layard to Under-Secretary of State
January 15 1864
I am directed by Lord Russell to transmit to you a copy of a note from the Belgian Minister at this Court, asking for information as to the fate of a Belgian subject named Noiset who, when last heard of, was living at Victoria, Vancouver's Island, and I am to request that you will moveHisManuscript image His Grace the Duke of Newcastle to cause enquiry to be made respecting this person.
I am,
Your most obedient,
humble Servant,
A.H. Layard
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Mr Elliot
Institute the necessary enquiries through the Govr & inform the For: Office.
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So proceed.
TFE 18/1
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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M. Van de Weyer to Earl Russell, 9 January 1864, requesting that an inquiry be made to locate Alphonse Noiset, a Belgian citizen, whose last known address was Vancouver Island (written in French).
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Layard, 20 January 1864, advising that the governor had been instructed to inquire into the whereabouts of Noiset.
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Draft, Newcastle to Kennedy, No. 2, 20 January 1864.