THURSTON, John Bates. 16341



Autograph Letter Signed [to Sir William McArthur], saying that Thurston has received instructions to leave for the Pacific on Thursday by the S.S. Rome, and is “now pushed close for time”. 2½ pages 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. Empire Club, Piccadilly, undated. Sir John Bates Thurston KCMG (1836 -1897), British colonial official who served Fiji in a variety of capacities, including Premier of the Kingdom of Viti (before the islands were ceded to the United Kingdom) and later as colonial Governor.