Object #1004818 from MS-Papers-0032-0607

2 pages written 31 May 1865 by Thomas Dawson Triphook in Christchurch City

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Tra - Tud, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0607 (17 digitised items). Correspondents:Charles Traill, Stewart Island, 1871 (1 letter); W T L Travers, Wellington, 1870 (1 letter); Father J M Tresallet, New Plymouth, 1860 (1 letter); George H Tribe, 1875 (1 letter); Thomas Dawson Triphook, Wellington & Christchurch, 1856-1857 & 1863 (3 letters); Triphook & Wright, Napier, 1861 (1 letter); Fernando Tripmacher, Adelaide & Winburg (Natal), 1870-1871 (2 letters); Michael Troy, Napier, 1869 & undated (2 letters); T L Tudor, Motueka, 1856-1857 (3 letters)

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Christchurch,
May 31, 1865.


Dear Sir,

Your letter of the 25th ins. reaches me just as I am starting inland and therefore I am unable to answer you as fully as I could have wished.

The Cost of an Artesian Well in Napier fitted with Iron pipe 2" diameter sunk to a depth of not exceeding 50 feet would be about 15/- Fifteen shillings per foot, together with a sum of say £80 (outside) for expenses of party and freight of Tools and materials from Christchurch - The Well being supposed to be sunk near the Government Buildgs. sufficiently clear of Rock. The Cost in Christchurch is about 14/- per foot for similar ground and increases with the depth say of 100 feet up to 21/-.

My impression is, that you have as good a chance of getting Water with an overflow, at Napier, as at Christchurch - the Source being in both cases due to the leakage of the River beds at higher levels being tapped thro' a casual layer of Clay beneath which they have filtered, instead of running down the Natural River bed - I do not think you will desire any further information from Geologists, and I simply recommend the Trial at Napier, from its success here, under some thing like same conditions.

Should you think well of proceeding with the work, I mention the name of Mr. Hadley as a practical man who has been entrusted with the Well at Kaiapoi under difficult conditions, and which is progressing satisfactorily.

I am, dear Sir,
faithfully yours
Thos. Dawson Triphert (?)

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Tra - Tud, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0607 (17 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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