File 3 - 1885-1888

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IE OCL P131/2/2/2/2/3




  • 7 July 1885-9 June 1888 (Creation)

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395 pp

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File of letters received by Benjamin Bloomfield Trench from 1885-1888. During 1888 Benjamin Bloomfield Trench visited South Africa as part of his role as Chairman of the South African Trust and Finance Company. Due to this the majority of the file contains letters of introduction from South African acquaintances of Benjamin to other prominent South Africans.

The file also deals with other issues arise from his involvement with the Chairman of the South African Trust. One such example is a letter from E. Mcmurdo to A. D.De Marez Oyens, Amsterdam regarding a dispute between Transvaal and the Portuguese government.

The file also details the day to day administrative business that Benjamin Bloomfield Trench was involved with. The file contains a letter dated 14 January 1885 from Herbert Saunders enclosing half year rent and a letter dated 9 July 1885 from Mary Woolsey, Grantham house, Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, regarding the health of 'Freddy'.

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