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The Southern Cross  6th January 1864 page 5

Reference online:  'Papers Past' - a NZ National Library website. 


New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian,  13 July 1853, Page 4
Seaman's Letters

Andrew, H. J. C. 	Slains Castle
Adam, John 		Kawai
Bridger, Mr. 		Slains Castle
Daley, Richard 		True Briton 
Evison, Mr. 		William Alfred
Elleston, - Mr. 2 	Tuins 
Hayward, P. M. 		Slains Castle
Hughes, Benjamin 	Victoria
Hoy, Peter 		True Briton
Macmillan, Captain 	Tasmania 
Morrison, Daniel 	Mary Jane
Peterson, W. 		True Briton 
Swanson, Captain 	Kaka
Smith, George 		True Briton
Steams, Charles 	Munford
Vincent, A.E., 		Esq. Minerva
Wills, W. J., Esq. 	Minerva

John F. Hoggard, Acting Postmaster. 
Post- Office, Wellington, July 2, 1853. 

Otago Daily Times 3 November 1862, Page 6 Ship Letters

Cheviot 		Chas. Hunter (2) 
Falls		 	Capt. Coste 
Giant's Causway 	H. Earl 
Jura 			Alxr. M'Laren 
Jura 			Alexr. F. Dick
Jura 			Thomas Hutchison 
Lloyds Herald		A. Johnstone
Nelson 			W. Colquhorne 
Nelson 			W.D. Wodsworth M.D.
Mary Thomson		Captain Thomson
Prarie			Mr Couch 
Storm Bird		J. M'Eachen 
Sorata			Mr. Vining 
Rita			Mr. Fish 
Ringdove		Mrs A. Holbrook
Ruby			T. B. Crabbe 
Remark			W. Baird 
Sea Nymph		Mr E. Street
Sorata			J. R. Helme 
Time and Truth		D. Hanah
Victoria		D. Curie 
Zephyr			J. Laurie 

Post Office, Auckland
List of Unclaimed Seamen's Letters
Quarter ended 31st December, 1863

Mr Adman 		ship 			Annie Wilson
Andrew Adams 		schooner (mate of) 	Viceroy
Andrews 		chief officer barque 	Nightingale
Thomas Ashley 		ship 			Bombay
Capt. Burrell 		barque 			City of Manchester
Edward Budd 		ship 			Norwood
W. Cavendish 		ship 			Telegraph
Capt. G. Calder 	barque 			Sea Breeze
W. Caird 		ship War 		Spirit
C.F. Collins 		s.s. ship 		Queen
John Davies 		brig 			Ellen
Capt. Davies 		brig 			Vieitrel
G. Faulkenberg 		barque 			Victory
Capt. R. Fuller 	schooner 		Viceroy
Perry Gove 		barque 			Golden Age
George Henderson 	brig 			Ensign
Capt. E. Hill 		brig 			Royal Exchange
F. Kislingbury 		barque 			City of Melbourne
John Leask 		barque 			Isle of France
James R. Lyon 		ship 			Peerless
James Kerson 		barque 			City of Melbourne
William Mace 		ship 			Portland
Henry Morris 		ship 			Aloe
Capt. McAlpin 		brigantine 		Martha Ellen
George McAlister 	brig 			Ellen
Robert McConnel 	ship 			Owen Glendower
Frits Peterson		ship 			Jean
Joseph Rawling 		ship 			Brother Pride
G. Rapp 		ship 			Boomerang
George Reddish 		brig 			Royal Exchange
J.G. Ruwald 		schooner 		Jessie
John Scanlin 		ship 			Isle of France
W. Skinner 		barque 			Ann and Jane
William Smotte 		brig 			Deva
James Wood 		brig 			Ellen
There is an entire page of names. Here are some of the unusual names- not seamen.
Aaronson 	Mr T.
Adams 		James, No. 488, 1st bat. 12th Regt.
Aitken W. 	McFarlane
Banham 		Mrs Wisbeach, England
Cray 		James Farrell
Curreni 	Miss Margaret
Cullen 		John Crowhurst
Deffell 	Frank, Esq., Regents Park, London
Desbro 		Kate
De Franie 	J
De Noyer 	Lewis
Downey 		Appleby
Edwards 	Wakeman
Gomes 		Inacio
Haines 		A. Stafford
Hancock 	John late 58th Regt.
Jefferson 	J.H. 46 College Green, Bristol
McFarlane 	Mrs J., 2 B. 14th
Nicklough 	Phillip
Touomoully 	William
Vellenworth 	Edward
Worthington 	C.H.

The Southern Cross  6th January 1864 page 3
Captain Briggs, of the Sophia Thornton, called here for letters on Dec. 31st. He was on his way to Hobart Town, which port seems to be the favourite one for whalers at present.


New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, 25 July 1849, Page 4
Seamen's Letters, &c 
Boyd, Hugh,             	Bernicia 
Dowker, Capt., 3     		Star of China 
Grant, Capt.         		Mary
Gray, Stephen 			Mary
Harman, Thomas 			Mary
Humphries, E, L., Surgeon 	Mary
M'Leod, Mr. 			London
Oridge Wm Hy. 			Osprey
Paterson, William 		Rainbow
Pearse, Capt. H. 		Inchinon
Prince, George 			Frolic 
Proctor, Edwd. J. 		Susan
Sadler, Edmund 			Ajax
Seacome, Owen 			Lalla Rookh
Sparks, W. 			Ann and Sarah
Tulloch, E. 			Mary 
Vincent,' John 			Queen 

LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS FOR THE MONTH ENDED 31st MAY, 1854.
New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, 3 June 1854, Page 4

Seamen's letters. 
Heales, A. 		ship Northfleet (2)
Robson, John 		barque Stately (2)
Abraham, George 	do.
Smart, Captain 		ship Carnatic
Raudard, Mr. 		do.
Swingston, Wm. 		barque Tory
Rowe, Captain 		do.
Duncan, John 		brig Victoria 
Bullard, Henry 		do. 
Walker, Captain 	barque Eliza. (2) 

New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, 14 October 1854, Page 4
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS FOR THE MONTH ENDED SEPT. 30, 1854.
Seamen's letters. JOHN HOGGARD, Postmaster. 
H. Bicton 		Barque Tory 
Davidson, Capt. H.	Titan
Ferguson, Capt.		Wellington
Grigg, A.		Brig Onkaparinga 
Hands, J.		Balnaguith 
Middleton, W. F.	Fanny 
Phillips, Mr.		Balnaguith 
Rodgers, Capt.		Schooner Dispatch 
Sprott, E.		Duke of Portland 

Otago Witness, Issue 1, 8 February 1851, Page 4
RATES OF POSTAGE.

Ship Letters, weighing under oz 4d
Do. do. - under 1oz 8d
Do. do. 0 1 & under 2 oz 1s 4d
Letters for any part of New Zealand need not be prepaid, and Newspapers are sent free.

West Coast Times, 13 December 1866, Page 2
SHIP LETTERS.
Barnard, Capt., Elizabeth Curie
Oldham, Capt., Sea Bird (3)
Hutton, William, Sea Bird (1)
Body, Mrs, The Whalers' Return.

West Coast Times, 13 September 1867, Page 4
Livingstone, Thomas, Crest of the Wave
Boman, Adolf, Mary Van Every
Farrell, Thomas, Meteor.

Otago Witness, 23 April 1859, Page 4
UNCLAIMED SHIP LETTERS NOW LYING AT THIS OFFICE
Allan, John (3)
Amiss, R.
Barley, R.
Barton, Geo. (2)
Belcher, Isaac
Benson, Ed. (2)
Black. Wm. Boyd, Ed.
Bruce, Thos. W.
Burton, James
Campbell, A., Jura
Coleman, Ed., Jura
Connell, D. W. (4)
Davis, Fred. G.
Davies, Thos.
Drennan, James, Jura
Edwards, Thos (2)
Forbes, T. M.
Fraser, W.
Fullbrook, G. F.
Garrett, C. C. (5)
Gellatly, J.
Gibbs, Thos. (2)
Gilrnour, D.
Grey, David
Grey, E. H.
Hancock, James
Harrison, Robt.
Herridge, Mr., Agra
Hirst, Henry (5)
Holland, Thos.
Hughes, Wm.
Hynston, Dr.
Jackson, E.
Johnson, Thos.
Jones, Henry
Kilgour, James
Law, Mr.
Lowrie, Charles
Mather, John
Miller, James
Miller, John W.
Milne, Robt.
Moody, Chris.
Morris, James
Mortan, Thos.
M'Alister, C. City of Melbourne
M'Donald, Duncan (4)
M'Culloch, Henry
M'Ewen, Wm. Agra
M'Kaye, While H.
M'Kinnon, Mrs. H.
M'Farlane, Peter
M'Namer, James (2)
M'Fagget, Wm., Three Bells
Nealds, H. E., Bonnie Doon
Nicholson, Mary
Palser, John
Patterson, Andrew
Pentland, Geo. (2)
Petrie, Alex.
Pringle, John
Pringle, Mrs. John
Pyne, C, Nourmaha
Richards, Thos.
Scott, Capt., Spray
Sherry, Francis, Thomas and Henry
Sheppard, J., Gloucester
Sinclair, A., M.D.
Slate, Samuel
Smales, J. H.
Smellie, Wm. (3)
Smith, John, Gloucester
Smith, Capt., Active
Stanbury, William
Stevens, Peter
Sutherland, James
Thorn, Captain, Free Trader
Thomas, Thomas
Turrell, Mr.
Wight, Robt. A.
Wilson, James
Letters returned from Invercargill, not being deliverable there.
Peter Grant, Waikava (4)
Mrs. Elias Jones, Waikava (2)
ARCH BARR, Pro Postmaster. General Post Office, Otago, April 21, 1859.

Lyttelton Times, 15 July 1863, Page 5 Unclaimed letters Lyttelton
Bond, Capt. Edward, Foam
Currie, Mr., Echunga
Jackson, John, Evening Star
Kennedy, Hans, Chariot of Fame
Kirkwood, Andrew, Evening Star
Laurie, Jean, Echunga
Marmont Alfred, Huntress
Smith, William, Echunga

Lyttelton Times, 12 October 1859, Page 4
SHIP LETTERS.
Cork Capt., Comet
Croll, Robert, Dundee
Foster, John, Zealandia
McDonald, Archd., Eagle
McPherson, J., Valentine Heliear
Robb, Alexr., Cameo.
Sone, S., Wairau
Sturley, Capt. W.J. Orkney
Stephens, J., Victory
Stephens, Capt. H.,(2) Victory
Walker, Daniel, Strathallan
Williams, John, Julia Ann

Otago Daily Times 1 January 1864, Page 6
SHIP LETTERS.
Ashburton, Capt R Cork
Crimea, S Leigh
Crimea, P Pomeroy
Dunedin, Wm Crawford
Cecilia, J S Reston
Challenge, Capt C Hillander
Ellen Simpson. Capt J Pool
Fawn, A H Southern
Fanny Fisher, Capt Armstrong
Fanny Fisher, James shearer
Glencoe, Capt Hutton
Genecal Teste, F Baregawielt
Harwood, Peter Morrison
Helensee, A M'Least
Helensee, H McDonald (2)
Helensee, Marcus Somerville
Helenslee, Arch M'Kenzie
Helensee, Wm Fraser
Hydra, Marcus Steward
Juno, J G Dodd
Lawless Brown, W Nickson
Mallard, G Wendhoss
Pryde, James M'Donald
Roderic Dhu, A Dow
Royal Arthur, J Rotham
S.S. St Kilda, W Agnew (2)
S.S. St Kilda, Moodi John
Sir R. Abercombie, F Meariott
Sir Ralph Abercombie, J J Hayne
Storm Cloud, P. Wilson
T E Millage, Capt. Wilson
Vibilia, C Brusnell
Waverly, Capt H Anderson (2)
Brig Wild Wave, G. Wilson
Wild Wave, Jos Skin
Wild Wave, G Griffin

Arch. Barr, Chief Postmaster

Lyttelton Times, 7 April 1864, Page 2
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS, For Quarter ending 31st March, 1864.
SHIP LETTERS.
Benoit, A., Bordeaux
Fothergill, Henry, "Harwood"
Moulder, E., "Evening Star"
Stuart, George L., "Cameo"
Vaughan, John, "Persian"
Williams, John, "Bucking"

F. E. WRIGHT, Chief Postmaster.