Assorted Documents, Donations, King George's Fund for Sailors

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Post 03 Feb 1931

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Forms, letters, ledgers, memoranda and lists related to Applications for Payments from the King George's Fund for Sailors. The documents are bound in the top left corner with cardboard covers. The number 59 is stamped on the front cover. The file is titled: Donations: Fund for Relief of Seamen and their Dependants. Grant from: King George's Fund for Sailors - £1000. Sub files for Applications and Schedule of Grants.

The documents include:

Copy of letter from Public Trustee, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund, to the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Wellington, dated 19 April 1932, regarding report from Right Honourable J G Coates forwarded; Copy of letter from Prime Minister, to Right Honourable J G Coates, Minister of Public Works, Wellington, dated 19 April 1932, regarding Mr Stoddart: any loss suffered by him was small in comparison with the amount claimed, not eligible; Copy of letter from unknown, to Mr K McL Stoddart, 257 Ohiro Road, Brooklyn, Wellington, dated 19 April 1932, regarding not eligible for claim; Copy of memo, from Napier to Head Office, dated 12 April 1932, regarding Mr McLeay advised that Stoddart not eligible for claim; Copy of memo, from Head Office to Mr Coad, dated 7 April 1932, regarding interview between Right Honourable J G Coates and Mr Stoddart.

Copy of letter from Secretary, to Mr K McLeay, c/o Richardson and Company Limited, dated 13 July 1931, regarding copy of grants.

Statement, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund King Georges Fund for Sailors, Receipts and Disbursements, dated 3 July 1931.

Copy of List, King George's Fund for Seamen Grants.

Copy of memo from Mr Coad, to Wellington, dated 6 July 1931, regarding Mr Stoddart; Copy of memo, from Head Office to Mr Coad, dated 29 June 1931, regarding Mr Robert Stoddart's application.

Copy of memo from Mr Coad, to Wellington, dated 6 July 1931, regarding balance distributed, ledger attached.

Head Office ledger, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund King Georges Fund for Sailors as at 31 May 1931.

Statement, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund King Georges Fund for Sailors, Receipts and Disbursements, dated 3 July 1931.

Copy of List, King George's Fund for Seamen Grants.

Ledger, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund King Georges Fund for Sailors.

Ledger, King Georges Fund for Sailors interest from 31 May 1931 to 30 June 1931.

Copy of List, King George's Fund for Seamen as at 3 February 1931.

King Georges Fund for Seamen Reconciliation Statement as at 20 June 1931. Counting Machine receipt with sums attached.

Ledger, King Georges Fund for Sailors interest from 31 May 1931 to 30 June 1931.

Handwritten note, dated 19 May 1931: telegrams to be charged.

Letter from Mr K McLeay, Richardson and Company Limited, to the Secretary, Napier Relief Committee, dated 18 June 1931, regarding applications: Fleetwood's grant should be cancelled, divide remaining funds between Albert Evans and Frank Head, forms attached; Form, Application by Seafarer for Assistance from Special Donation to Relief Fund from King George's Fund for Seamen: Frank Head, 50 Hardinge Road; Form, Application by Seafarer for Assistance from Special Donation to Relief Fund from King George's Fund for Seamen: Albert Evans, 20 Main Street.

Ledger, Payments out of Public Trust Office account for King Georges Fund for Sailors £1000.

Copy of letter from Secretary, to Mr K McLeay, c/o Richardson and Company Limited, dated 22 June 1931, regarding position of donation, balance of £4.6.1.

Letter from Secretary to group, dated 22 June 1931, regarding attached List, King George's Fund for Seamen as at 3 February 1931.

Copy of memo from Mr Coad, to Wellington, dated 22 June 1931, regarding closing date for applications 31 May 1931, £937.0.1 spent, small balance remains; Copy of List, King George's Fund for Seamen as at 3 February 1931. Includes a list of 101 names, ratings, marital status, amount of loss of personal effects, and remarks. Three pages.

Copy of letter to J W Tait, 13 Campbell Street, Napier, from Secretary, dated 22 June 1931, regarding application ineligible; Handwritten note, to Mr Dobson, dated 18 June 1931; Letter from J W Tait, 13 Campbell Street, Napier, to Mr Barnard, undated, regarding seaman, put in application, but told not eligible, but was working on the Agnes Martin on the day of the quake.

Letter from Mr K McLeay, Richardson and Company Limited, to the Secretary, Napier Relief Committee, dated 18 June 1931, regarding applications from J Gray, J Rundell, J H Wright and Captain A Smith should not be entertained. A Evans could be considered.

Note from H Spiller to Mr K McLeay, dated 17 June 1931, regarding please advise.

Letter from John Gray, 112 Battery Road, Napier, to Napier Relief Committee, dated 15 June 1931, regarding amended list of personal damage.

Form, Application by Seafarer for Assistance from Special Donation to Relief Fund from King George's Fund for Seamen: John Gray, 112 Battery Road; Form, Application by Seafarer for Assistance from Special Donation to Relief Fund from King George's Fund for Seamen: James Kindell, Battery Road; Form, Application by Seafarer for Assistance from Special Donation to Relief Fund from King George's Fund for Seamen: John Henry Wright, 58 Chaucer Road; Form, Application by Seafarer for Assistance from Special Donation to Relief Fund from King George's Fund for Seamen: Captain Andrew Smith, 64 Hardinge Road.

Ledger Account, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund, Relief for Seamen interest to 30 June 1931; Handwritten ledger balance, undated; Ledger Account, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund, Relief for Seamen as at 4 March 1931, with handwritten annotations.

Copy of letter from Secretary, to the Editor, Daily Telegraph and Hawke's Bay Herald, dated 17 June 1931, regarding major portion of King George's Fund distributed, excellent work of Mr McLeay.

Copy of letter from Secretary, to Mr K McLeay, c/o Richardson and Company Limited, dated 16 June 1931, regarding thanks for administrative assistance.

Copy of memo, from Head Office to Mr Coad, dated 10 June 1931, regarding ledger copies enclosed; Three copies, Ledger Account, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund, Relief for Seamen as at 4 March 1931.

Letter from William Miller, 120 Bullerville, Vivian Street, Wellington, to the Secretary, Napier Citizens Relief Committee, dated 29 May 1931, regarding receipt of favour; Seamens union dues.

Public Trust Office claim form. Claimant: Federated Seamens Union of New Zealand, Wellington, dated 7 May 1931 for dues owing by William Miller.

Public Trust Office claim form. Claimant: Wellington Branch Industrial Union of Workers of the Federated Seamens Union of New Zealand, Wellington, dated 19 May 1931 for arrears. A letter of arrears from Wellington Branch Industrial Union of Workers of the Federated Seamens Union of New Zealand, Wellington, dated 15 May 1931, is adhered to the claim form.

Telegram from Trusty, undated, message: balance nine hundred and seventy seven pounds; Copy of telegram from Trustworthy to Trusty, Wellington, dated 10 June 1931, regarding advise credit balance.

Memorandum from Chief Accountant, Public Trust Office, Wellington, to Mr A R Coad, Public Trust Office, dated 29 May 1931, regarding ledger to be kept at head office; banking details and account transfers.

Copy of memo, from Head Office to Mr Coad, dated 27 May 1931, regarding board for William Miller; Copy of letter from Secretary to whom it may concern, dated 1 May 1931, regarding provide Mitchell Quirk with board and lodging; Copy of letter from Secretary, to Mr K McLeay, c/o Richardson and Company Limited, dated 29 May 1931, regarding Michael Quirk board payment; Memorandum from New Plymouth to Mr A R Coad, dated 26 May 1931, regarding Mrs Pedersen stated Mr Michael Quirk did not cash order.

Copy of letter from Secretary, to Mr K McLeay, c/o Richardson and Company Limited, dated 29 May 1931, regarding payments for Miller and Fleetwood not accepted; Copy of memo, from Head Office to Mr Coad, dated 25 May 1931, regarding payments for Miller and Fleetwood not accepted; Copy of memo, from Head Office to Mr Coad, dated 25 May 1931, regarding fishermen classed as seamen.

Copy of memo, from Mr Coad, to Wellington, dated 27 May 1931, regarding 78 applications, fund will be expended.

Copy of memo, from Head Office to Mr Coad, dated 21 May 1931, regarding Mrs Tee, 120 Bullerville, Vivian Street, Wellington, paid.

Draft letter, to Mr Dobson, Donations from King George's Fund, dated 21 May 1931.

Public Trust Office claim form. Claimant: Mrs D Angen, dated 4 May 1931 for board. A handwritten invoice from Mrs D Angen, dated 4 May 1931, is adhered to the claim form.

Copy of memo, from Mr Coad, to Head Office, dated 25 May 1931, regarding meeting concluded that fishermen and lightermen should be included.

Two copies of telegram, from Kitching, to Wellington, dated 20 May 1931, regarding obtain ruling by cable, 11 fishermen and 4 lightermen affected; Draft of telegram, from Kitching, to Wellington, undated.

Telegram from Trusty, Wellington, to Kitching, Tiffen Park House, dated 19 May 1931, message: fishermen awarded funding according to King George's Fund booklet, so therefore eligible for local fund; lightermen handle cargo and therefore subject to risks of seafaring life, therefore eligible.

Copy of memo, from Head Office to Mr Coad, dated 19 May 1931, regarding definition of classes of seafarer; King George's Fund originated during the war; booklet of King George's Fund attached; fishermen awarded funding according to booklet, so therefore eligible for local fund; lightermen handle cargo and therefore subject to risks of seafaring life, therefore eligible; if a conclusion cannot be reached, London will be cabled; Booklet, King George's Fund for Sailors, Incorporated Under Royal Charter. Fourteenth Annual Report, December 1930. Trinity House, London, E C 3.

Letter from Fishermen, to W E Barnard, MP, Napier, dated 19 May 1931, regarding King George's Fund: fishermen who served in His Majesty's Ships in the past should be eligible for grant. Signed by fishermen.

Minutes of meeting, King Georges Fund for Seamen, Meeting of Representatives at Port Ahuriri on Wednesday 20 May 1931 at 2pm: lightermen habitually carrying out work should be eligible.

Letter from Richardson and Company Limited to the Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, dated 19 May 1931, regarding C Mattson ineligible, John Gray eligible.

Copy of memo, from Head Office to Mr Coad, dated 11 May 1931, regarding definition of classes; Copy, Extract from Telegram from Mr Kitching to Mr Coad dated 19 May 1931: definition of seamen classes requested.

Copy of letter from the Secretary, to William Miller, 120 Bullerville, Vivian Street, Wellington, dated 18 May 1931, regarding application re-presented; Letter from William Miller, 120 Bullerville, Vivian Street, Wellington, to the Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, dated 14 May 1931, regarding debt.

Copy of letter from F A Macindoe, Secretary, The Wellington Merchant Service Guild, to K McLeay, c/o Richardson and Company Limited, Port Ahuriri, dated 11 May 1931, regarding definition of seaman eligible for fund a man who could produce discharge within last 12 months prior to earthquake.

Copy of letter from Secretary, to K McLeay, c/o Richardson and Company Limited, Port Ahuriri, dated 18 May 1931, regarding Mr John Gray.

Copy of letter from Secretary, to Mrs A A Pedersen, Seamen's Rest, Breakwater, New Plymouth, dated 18 May 1931, regarding call to local Public Trust Office; Memorandum from Mr A R Coad, Napier to New Plymouth, dated 18 May 1931, regarding Michael Quirk.

Letter from Mrs Anna A Pedersen, Seamen's Rest, Breakwater, New Plymouth, to the Secretary Earthquake Relief Committee, dated 13 May 1931, regarding Michael Quirk.

Minutes of meeting, King Georges Fund for Seamen, Monday, 18 May 1931, 10am at Messrs Richardson and Company's office, Port Ahuriri: 71 applications received including seamen, fishermen and lightermen; R G Parker married.

Memorandum from Napier to Head Office, dated 16 May 1931, regarding classes of persons to receive funds includes seamen who can produce discharges from vessels within a 12 month period prior to earthquake, therefore fishermen and lightermen excluded; William Miller eligible.

Copy of letter from Secretary to Mr M E Tee, 120 Bullerville, Vivian Street, Wellington, dated 16 May 1931, regarding payment cannot be made in advance.

Memorandum from Head Office to Mr Coad, dated 11 May 1931, regarding Payment of Union dues on account of William Miller: not eligible; classes of persons to be assisted.

Copy of letter from Secretary to whom it may concern, undated, regarding provide Mitchell Quirk with board and lodging; Copy of letter from Secretary to the Station Master, dated 9 May 1931, regarding provide Mitchell Quirk with second class railway ticket to New Plymouth; Two Telegrams from New Plymouth to Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee Napier, dated 13 May 1931, message: re Mitchell Quirk.

Two copies of letter from Secretary to the Station Master, dated 9 May 1931, regarding provide D Ross with second class railway ticket to Wellington or New Plymouth; Copy of letter from Secretary to whom it may concern, undated, regarding provide D Ross with board and lodging; Letter from D Ross, London Boarding House, to Messrs of Committee, dated 6 May 1931, regarding application.

Copy of letter from Secretary to the Station Master, dated 9 May 1931, regarding provide R G Parker with second class railway ticket to Wellington; Form, Application by Seafarer for Assistance from Special Donation to Relief Fund from King George's Fund for Seamen: R G Parker; Two Lists, Summary of Assistance Required, dated 8 May 1931, R G Parker.

Copy of letter from Secretary, to Secretary, Seamens' Federation, Featherston Street, Wellington, dated 11 May 1931, regarding Francis Fleetwood application.

Copy of memo, from Head Office to Mr Coad, dated 6 May 1931, regarding Captain Macindoe.

Letter from M E Tee, 120A Bullerville, Vivian Street, Wellington, to Secretary, Napier Citizens Relief Committee, dated 6 May 1931, regarding William Miller living with them.

Copy of memo, from Mr Coad to Public Trust Wellington, dated 7 May 1931, regarding applications, class of citizens permitted to apply.

Letter from William Miller, 120A Bullerville, Vivian Street, Wellington, to Napier Citizens Relief Committee, dated 5 May 1931, regarding request further grant; Copy of letter from Secretary to The Station Master, dated 1 May 1931, regarding provide William Miller with second class railway ticket to Wellington; Copy of letter from Secretary to whom it may concern, dated 1 May 1931, regarding provide William Miller with board and lodging; List from William Miller, dated May 1931: payments required; Form, Application by Seafarer for Assistance from Special Donation to Relief Fund from King George's Fund for Seamen: William Miller; Copy of memo, from Mr Coad to Head Office, dated 30 April 1931, regarding Mr K Stoddard must fill in further application form; Three copies of memo from Mr Coad to Wellington, dated 27 April 1931, regarding Notes of interview and draft application form attached; publication of fund meant that there were many applications, Napier Committee providing administrative support; the nature of relief contemplated includes personal relief and grants for repairs to dwellings; doubt about classes of fishermen, former seamen and retired engineers and officers. Two pages.

Copy of memo, from Mr Coad to Head Office, dated 27 April 1931, regarding Mr K Stoddard must fill in application form; Copy of memo, from Head Office to Mr Coad, dated 10 April 1931, regarding Mr K Stoddard fits criteria; Copy of letter from W E Barnard, House of Representatives, Wellington, to the Public Trustee Wellington, dated 21 March 1931, regarding Mr K Stoddard application.

Three copies of memo from Mr Coad to Wellington, dated 27 April 1931, regarding Notes of interview and draft application form attached; publication of fund meant that there were many applications, Napier Committee providing administrative support; the nature of relief contemplated includes personal relief and grants for repairs to dwellings; doubt about classes of fishermen, former seamen and retired engineers and officers. Two pages.

Copy, Notes of Interview: Donation from King George's Fund for Sailors, dated 24 April 1931. Three pages.

Letter from Managing Director, Shipowners, to the Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, dated 24 April 1931, regarding receipt of letter.

Copy of letter from Secretary, to D R McLeay, Richardson and Company, Port Ahuriri, dated 21 April 1931, regarding draft application attached. Draft, application form, typed, undated: Application by Seafarer for Assistance from Special Donation to Relief Fund from King George's Fund for Seamen. Details on the from include: Name; address; length of residency in Napier; Marital status; Dependents; Name of vessel employed on and name of owner of vessel; other employment; length of time in employment; length of time out of employment; particulars of all losses sustained through earthquake; whether any further assistance will be applied for later if assistance is granted; whether the applicant has applied for or obtained any assistance from other sources in respect of earthquake losses and the details; signature and date.

Draft, application form, handwritten, undated.

Letter from H E Smith, 26 Colenso Avenue, Napier, to Secretary, Hawke's Bay Relief Committee, dated 21 April 1931, regarding apply for grant.

Letter from F A Macindoe, Secretary, Wellington Merchant Service Guild, to H E Smith, 26 Colenso Avenue, Napier, dated 17 April 1931, regarding responsibility for distribution of funds forwarded to Committee.

Copy, Notes of Interview: Donation from King George's Fund for Sailors, dated 24 April 1931. Three pages.

Letter from E White, 12 Napier Terrace, Napier, to Sir, dated 19 April 1931, regarding King George Fund.

Copy of two letters from Relief Officer, to the Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, dated 17 April 1931 and 20 April 1931, regarding candidates for King George Fund, three pages.

Letter from William Miller, c/o Nelson Park Camp, to Napier Citizens Relief Committee, dated 20 April 1931, regarding grants to travel to Auckland. Two pages.

Copy of memo from Head Office to Mr Coad, Napier, dated 16 April 1931, regarding King George fund; Copy of letter from F A Macindoe, Secretary, Wellington Merchant Service Guild, to G W Forbes, Prime Minister, dated 8 April 1931, regarding King George fund nominated to be allotted pro rata; Copy of letter from G W Forbes, Prime Minister, to the Secretary, Wellington Merchant Service Guild, 153-155 Featherston Street, Wellington, regarding fund: any seamen or dependants in need of assistance should make application to committees.

Copy of letter from Relief Officer to the Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, Napier, dated 14 April 1931, regarding William Miller and Arthur Robinson candidates for fund.

Copy of letter from Chairman, to J S Barton, Commissioner to the Napier Borough Council, Council Chambers, Napier, dated 17 April 1931, regarding receipt of letter and Mr Andersen's query; Copy of letter from Secretary, to Mr Hans M Anderson, 1 Goldsmith Road, Napier, dated 16 April 1931, regarding call at office to discuss fund; Copy of letter from Commissioner, Napier Borough Council, to Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, dated 15 April 1931, regarding Mr Anderson's letter enclosed; Letter from Mr Hans M Anderson, 1 Goldsmith Road, Napier, to Earthquake Committee, dated 13 March 1931, regarding King George's Fund. Newspaper clipping announcing fund adhered to letter; Copy of letter from Commissioner, Napier Borough Council, to Mr Hans M Anderson, 1 Goldsmith Road, Napier, dated 15 April 1931, regarding receipt of letter.

Copy of letter from Secretary, to the Secretary, New Zealand Seamen's Federation, Featherston Street, Wellington, dated 17 April 1931, regarding Mr W Miller application; Four copies, Notice, Napier Earthquake Relief Committee. Contributions from King George's Fund for Sailors, dated 14 April 1931, regarding Mr W Miller and assistance; Copy of letter from W Miller to Citizens Relief Committee, dated 14 April 1931, regarding assistance.

Copy of letter from Relief Officer, to Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, dated 14 April 1931, regarding Francis Fleetwood needs help.

Copy of letter from Secretary to the Relief Officer, dated 24 March 1931, regarding King George's Fund, cases sought.

Memorandum for T C Pallot, Secretary, Hawke's Bay County, Earthquake Relief Fund Committee, Napier, from Secretary, dated 20 March 1931, regarding King George's Fund.

Memo, from Head Office to Mr Coad, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund, dated 17 March 1931, regarding Contribution from King George's Fund for Sailors: £1000 received through High Commissioner from King George's Fund for benefit of seafarers and dependants.
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Production technique
Media/Materials description
Several sheets of paper of varying sizes typed, with handwritten annotations, bound by a folding clip in the top left hand corner. Cardboard cover.
Measurements
Length x Width: 355 x 225mm
Subject period
Subject date
1930-1932
Post 03 Feb 1931
Display location
Credit line
from the Public Trust Office
Other number(s)
m98/62, 77509

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