British North American Exploring Expedition Palliser, Capt. J.: Hector Dr.: Blakiston,T.
1. (a) Letter from J. Ball, Colonial Office March 21 1857, on the appointments and pay of members of expedition.
(b) Letterfrom H. Merivale, Colonial Office April 1 1857, on appointments of members of exped.
Letter from J. Ball, Colonial Office April 24 1857, further to (b) above.
2. (a) Letter from Colonial Office July 22 1857 enclosing Report from J. Palliser dated Sault Sainte Marie June 10 1857 (ms. copy 8 pp. foolscap)
(b) Ms. copy of report from Palliser dated Fort Garry July 16 1857
(c) Ms. copy of report from Palliser dated Fort Pembina Jul 27 1857
(d) Ms. copy of Note of Observations at Pembina by Capt. Palliser, 1 double p. foolscap, note from Palliser, 1 double p. tables of observations
Above reports (a)-(d) published in Proceedings vol 2. pl 38.
(e) 3 printed pages of observations, ? detached from Parliamentary publication and also published by RGS.
(f) Referee report, very brief, on above reports (a) to (d) by Francis Galton.
(g) Letter from Colonial Office Jan 16 1858 enclosing
Ms. copy of report from J. Palliser dated Montreal Dec 8 1857
(h) 3 letters from Colonial Office dated, Feb 9 1858, May 26 1858, July 24 1858, concerning maps and papers of the expedition.
(j) Referee report on (g) above, by Dr. T. Hodgkin
Above report (g) published in Proceedings vol 2 p. 146
(k) Letter from Colonial Office dated Feb 10 1858 enclosing
Ms. copy of Instructions to Capt. Palliser for conduct of the Expedition, dated March 31 1857.
3. (a) Ms. copy of report from Dr. Hector to Palliser dated Fort Edmonton Oct 9 1858
(b) Ms. copy of list of (financial) Charges against Lt. Blakiston in account Brit. N. American Expedition
(c) Ms. copy of letter Blakiston to Palliser dated Site of Old Bow For Aug 11 1858. Letter Blakiston to Palliser, Fort Carlton Apr 16
(d) List of Fossils forwarded by Dr. Hector from Fort Carlton. Ms. ?co
(e) 2 pp. Lunar and astronomical observations. Ms.
(f) Referee report by Col. H. James (two)
(g) Referee report by J.H. Lefroy
Above report (a) published Journal vol 30 p. 296.
(h) Letter from Colonial Office Sept 21 1858, forwarding report from Palliser dated Fort Carlton June 5 1858. (Enclosure missing)
(j) Ms. copy of report from Palliser dated Fort Edmonton Oct 7 1858, with sketch map of passes through Rocky Mountains, by T. Balkiston (Sketch Map deposited in Map Room of RGS)
Covering letter to above (j) from Colonial Office Feb 8 1859
Above report (j) published in Journal vol 30 p.283.
4. (a) Letter from Colonial Office Jul, 20 1859, cover to Parliamentary Paper containing Palliser reports. (enclosure not present)
(b) Letter from Colonial Office June 3 1859 on the financial situation of the Expedition.
Paper from Colonial Office dated June 10 1859 listing expenses of the expedition, general summary, no details.
(c) Two letters from Colonial Office, Nov 25 1859 and Feb 3 1860 on the proceedings of the expedition.
(d) Ms. tables of astronomical observations taken during the first season of the expedition, 1857. Signed by J.W. Sullivan.
(e) Ms. summary of course of expedition, in unknown hand.