The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 12
(No. 2.—Secretary for Land and Works to Hon. Sec.) Province of Otago, New Zealand, Land and Works Office, Dunedin, 1st August, 1868
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the date quoted in the margin, (29th July, 1868) and to acquaint you in reply, that if the Corporation of Dunedin are willing to give a site for the Athenæum on the Market Reserve at the Octagon, the Government will offer no objection. I may add that there is no other site available.
Geo. Duncan,Secretary for Land and Works.
Chas Smith, Esq.,Hon. Sec. Athenæum and Mechanics' Institute, Dunedin