Francis Hare Papers (no. 46): Robert Scott to Hare
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Paper no.46, 12 May 1881
TEXT: 34 Collins Street West / Melbourne 12th May 1881 / / Dear Mr Hare / I am glad to see by your letter of the 8th that we so far agree as to what took place on the night the shots were fired near the Bank at Euroa. In some matters of detail I think I could bring to your recollection certain facts which would tend to substantiate my version; however that is not of much consequence. What I wish to ask you is this, Did you, in mentioning this affair, talk about me in such a manner as to turn me into ridicule by stating that I had got such a fright at the time of the robbery that I had not got over it and did not know what I was about & had entirely lost my head, that occasion acted like a fool. – I cannot believe that such is the case, but having heard the rumours from various quarters I wish to put the matter at rest in my own mind once for all. / Yours truly / Robert Scott /
OTHER TEXT: Letter from Scott Bank Manager at Euroa 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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