Wakefield, Edward Jerningham, 1820-1879 : Inward letter from Robert Torrens

Wakefield, Edward Jerningham, 1820-1879 : Inward letter from Robert Torrens
Date
7 Aug 1845
By
Wakefield, Edward Jerningham, 1820-1879Torrens, Robert, 1780-1864
Ref
MS-Papers-11656
Description

Letter from Robert Torrens to Edward Jerningham Wakefield regarding an unnamed contact of Wakefield's in Wellington. Torrens owned land in the Hutt at this time and was looking for a person to act as his agent in the possible sale of this land. Torrens goes on to discuss the situation with the renters on his land and his view that Wellington should become the capital city of New Zealand. Torrens wished to sell his land once the price reached 2,500 English pounds. The letter was written at the Reform Club.

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Robert Torrens was a Royal Marine, writer and an economist with interests in state-sponsored emigration. Edward J Wakefield worked for the New Zealand Company and was interested in the colonistion of New Zealand.

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