Catalogue description Correspondence from 'Miscellaneous Offices' (Government departments and other...

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Details of CO 295/425
Reference: CO 295/425

Correspondence from 'Miscellaneous Offices' (Government departments and other organisations) and from Individuals on matters relating to Trinidad. Correspondence from 'offices' is dated August to December 1903; that from individuals is dated throughout the year. Correspondents and subjects are as follows:

: Miscellaneous Offices:

  • Local Government Board (smallpox epidemic);
  • Lloyd's (wireless telegraphy, proposed installation of Marconi equipment at Trinidad and Tobago, request for enquiries to be made into new developments of the Hozier-Brown radioscope system);
  • Pearl Fisheries Limited (proposal for oyster concession in waters of Trinidad, St Vincent, Barbados and the Grenadines);
  • General Post Office (improved postal facilities for Tobago, imperial pension for J A Bulmer, new arrangement for inter-colonial packets to call at Tobago);
  • Direct West India Cable Company Limited (cable interruptions);
  • Imperial Institute (report on petroleum samples, government geologist, report on manjak [or manjack] sample and transmission of reports to colonies);
  • Colonial Office (approval of appointment of E A Northcote as chief justice);
  • Royal Irish Constabulary (submits names of six constables selected for position of non-commissioned officer in the Trinidad Police - Patrick Crean, Patrick Bree, Peter P Flynn, Patrick Goss, Patrick Greenan and Andrew Cunningham);
  • Colonial Nursing Association (sends particulars of nursing homes in Bangkok, Ceylon and Sierra Leone in view of proposal to establish nursing home in Trinidad);
  • Samuel Allsop & Sons Limited (gravity of beer shipped to colony);


  • Sir W J Anderson, chief justice (comments on leave granted to him - does not wish to retire);
  • Colonel Brake (riots and state of affairs in Trinidad);
  • H J Brooks (applies for commutation of pension, applies for advance of pension to enable him to start a small business);
  • J A Bulmer (submits claim to full pension of 40/60 of pension on retirement);
  • C Czarnikow (water ordinance riot);
  • Cadbury Brothers Limited (sends three letters from Trinidad residents giving information about riots);
  • E H C Craig (declines appointment as geologist);
  • Thomas Cochrane MP (asphalt ordinance and regulations, forwards comments from James M Sinclair on report of the riot commission);
  • Commander W H Coombs (applies for post of inspector of prisons and reformatories);
  • Hugh Clifford (accepts appointment as colonial secretary);
  • J W Gordon (forwards letter from the Pitch Lake commissioners enclosing report on the asphalt industry [report not in item], forwards photographs for report [not in item], claim for commission's expenses, report on draft ordinance);
  • Professor W A Herdman (concession to Pearl Fisheries Limited);
  • Colin Albert Harragin (submits application for transfer to Northern Nigeria);
  • P N H Jones (memorandum on water supply at Port of Spain);
  • Jacob Job (requests reconsideration of his petition concerning his dismissal from the prison service);
  • Rev W J Keay (states his views as to cause of riots and sends press cutting);
  • Dr George C Low (disease in Trinidad);
  • Sir N Lubbock (state of feeling in the colony with extracts from letters concerning the riots);
  • A Labastide (submits application for retirement on pension);
  • Sir A Moloney, governor (larceny in Port of Spain harbour);
  • Dr P Manson (considers epidemic in Trinidad to be smallpox, confirmation of his opinion, case of smallpox on SS Saba);
  • Miller's Stores Limited (applies for copies of evidence given to riot commission for the United Trinidad Committee);
  • R H McCarthy (applies for post of colonial secretary, trade with Venezuela, effect of recent action of Venezuela on trade of colony);
  • N Nathan (is not anxious to retire but is not disposed to resume duties of attorney general and as no judicial appointment is available requests confirmation of pension entitlement, revision of statutes, addition of ten years to pension entitlement on account of professional qualifications);
  • A Douglas P Owen, deputy inspector of police (application for pension with statement of service, tenders resignation from post of deputy inspector of police but asks to be allowed to retain post of inspector of prisons, tenders resignation);
  • R Morgan Olcott, Orinoco Steamship Company (Venezuelan 30% surtax and closing of the Orinoco);
  • Raithby, Lawrence & Company Limited (requests blocks used for Mr Paget's Centenary Album and New Illustrated Guide to Trinidad in lieu of payment of a debt
  • G D Swain (accepts post of deputy inspector general of police);
  • W W Symington (the fruit industry);
  • A Telfer (requests advance on pension and sends letter from commissioner of emigration confirming availability of openings on farms in Western Canada);
  • Arthur F Turnbull (scheme for packing fruit);
  • F Ward (observations on Mr Nathan's pamphlet concerning the Widows and Orphans Pension Fund).

Date: 1903
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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