Francis Hare Papers (no.4): E. Fosbery to Standish
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This is part of the digitized version of the Francis Hare Correspondence held in the University of Melbourne Archives. It consists of 54 letters and documents, of which this is one, from 1859-87 and received by or relating to Superintendent Francis Hare, one of the members of the Victoria police force involved in the pursuit and capture of the Kelly Gang. The collection complements Hare’s published memoir, The Last of the Bushrangers (London, 1892) and includes letters by some of the key figures of the Kelly story including the Police Commissioner Frederick Standish, Superintendents Charles Hope Nicolson and John Sadleir, Detective M Ward and John Sherritt, as well as items by Hare himself.
Paper no.4, 6 February 1863
TEXT: By Electric Telegraph / / Sydney 6 Feby 1863 / / Telegram for F C Standish / C C of Police / / I think Hare could now obtain appointment of Superintendent at Maitland. I know you would not stand in his way unless his Melbourne prospects are better. Would you confer further obligation on me by speaking to Hare on the subject and reply by telegraph if Hare could & would come by first steamer on leave for a week. / / E Fosbery / / /
NOTES IN MARGIN: Telegram from Fosbery / offering me appointment / in Police N S Wales /
KeywordsKelly, Ned, 1855-1880; Bushrangers -- Victoria; Law enforcement -- Victoria
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