Francis Hare Papers (no. 37): Hare to S. T. Staughton
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Paper no.37, 3 August 1880
TEXT: Augst 3rd 1880 / Police Depot / East Melbourne / / S J Staughton Esq / Dear Sir / / I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated the 30th July recd this day. / I am much obliged to you for writing as have done, I naturally felt hurt to think that after nearly 30 years service in the Police Force that a gentleman holding your position shd have formed such an opinion of me as you expressed in the railway carriage between Sunbury and Melbourne. / I readily accept your explanation of the affair & trust that we may soon meet to shake hands with each other.
OTHER TEXT: Letter I wrote to Mr Staughton in reply to one from him in re Kelly business
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.
KeywordsKelly, Ned, 1855-1880; Bushrangers -- Victoria; Law enforcement -- Victoria
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