According to this despatch, as well as this despatch, the Tartar was a British vessel that sailed from Portsmouth on October 27th 1860, to Victoria, with £6900 in sterling silver coins, which were to be delivered to the governor of British Columbia.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Tartar. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/tartar.html.

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