No. 32, Miscellaneous
25th May 1865
I have the honor to transmit copies of two letters from the Lighthouse Board suggesting that six ruby shades for Fisgard Lighthouse be procured from England and to request that the necessary steps may be taken for sending them to this Colony in the manner proposed with as little delay as possible.
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I also enclose a Requisition for certain stores for the use of the Lighthouses in this Colony with which I beg to request the Crown Agents for the Colonies may be instructed to comply.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Bd of Trade requesting compliance. Enclosures in original.
ABd 10 July
TFE 10 July
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Edmund Hope Verney, Secretary to the Lighthouse Board, to Acting Colonial Secretary, 15 March 1865, ordering six new ruby glass shades for Fisgard Lighthouse, all but one shade from previous shipments arriving broken, and detailing the manner in which the new shades should be shipped to the colony.
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Detailed measurements for the shades including sketch of the required angles, with explanation, signed by Verney, 26 August 1863.
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Verney to Acting Colonial Secretary, 20 April 1865, amending his previous direction and recommending that the measurement for the "arc of the horizon shaded red at Fisgard Lighthouse be for the assistance of navigation in Esquimalt Harbour reduced to 126o."
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Wakeford to Crown Agents, 28 May 1865, forwarding list of supplies required for use in the lighthouses of Vancouver Island.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to James Booth, Board of Trade, 15 July 1865, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosures and asking that the necessary supplies be forwarded to the colony.