THURSTON, John Bates. 20251



Autograph Letter Signed, to Sir William [McArthur], returning some papers, referring to an intervention in the case of Mr Baker “when his hostile conduct of British subjects and British interests compelled us to do so”. 1 page, with signature overleaf, 7 x 4 inches, fine. Colonial Office, 9 April 1885. 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.