The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 12
(No. 3.—Hon. Sec. to His Worship the Mayor.) Dunedin Athenæum and Mechanics' Institute, July 29th, 1868. His Worship the Mayor, Dunedin
I have the honor to inform you that the Committee has, in connection with other schemes for the enlargement of the Institute's operation, at present under consideration the Resolutions passed by the Provincial Council last Session; and as it is believed that it would materially contibute to the prospect of a speedy settlement of the question, if the Committee were able to place before a General Meeting a statement as to some particular site that would be available, I am requested to ask that you would be good enough, at your earliest convenience, to inform me if the City Council would be parties to the transfer of a site on the Octagon, in the event of action being taken on the basis of the Resolutions referred to, a copy of which I enclose.
As it is desirable to submit a statement for consideration of Members as early as possible, you will confer a favor by bringing the subject under notice of the Council on the first favorable opportunity.
Chas. Smith, Hon. Sec.