Letters, Earthquake Relief Committee and Transport Department

Earthquake Relief Committee
Transport Department
Dominion of New Zealand
Hyde, A H
Production date
11 May 1931
12 May 1931

Object detail

Brief Description
Letters, Earthquake Relief Committee and Transport Department.

A letter dated 11 May 1931, to the Officer in Charge of the Transport Department from the secretary of the Napier Earthquake Relief Committee, advising they have enclosed a letter and an invoice from Fred Lowe Motors Limited and asking that the Transport Department enquire into the matter concerned and when completed that the papers are to be returned to the committee office. The signature is difficult to read, the surname is possibly Douglas.

The two page reply from the Transport Office, Napier to the secretary of the Earthquake Relief Committee, Napier is dated 12 May 1931 and is in regard to the invoice of £14:0:9 from Messrs Fred Lowe Motors Limited for damage sustained to a car driven by Mr Chadwick's son, who failed to observe the necessary care required when running in a new car and caused it to require repairs. The car had originally been supplied by Fred Lowe Motors to Doctor Fitzgerald for relief purposes, who with Lowe's approval, then handed the car on to Mr Chadwick, who was in need of the car for Marines on service. The officers in charge advise that they have spoken to both Doctor Fitzgerald and Mr Chadwick and that they consider the claim reasonable and the charges fair. They recommend the account for favourable consideration in respect to payment. The letter is signed by the Officers in Charge of the Transport Office.
Production date
11 May 1931
12 May 1931
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Ink on blank paper. Ink of Original Turkey Mill Kent blank paper.
Letter from the Earthquake Relief Committee: Height x Width: 263 x 207mm
Letter from Transport Office.: Height x Width: 262 x 208mm
Recd 12 / Aus 12, Inscription
Douglas, Signature
A H Hyde, Signature
H R, Signature
Encl, Inscription
Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense / Dominion of New Zealand, Printed
Earthquake Relief Committee / Napier, Printed
Subject period
Subject date
May 1931
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