Baigent, Mr H

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Black and white photograph of a framed illustrated address to Mr Henry Baigent Esquire.

Henry Baigent Esq.
We the undersigned Citizens of Nelson desire to express to you our high appreciation of the services which you have rendered as Mayor of the City during the past three years.
The labour involved in the performance of the duties of the important Office which you have filled for the recent years greatly increased and in addition to strictly official work its notice has now to bear... serious calls upon both ... and purse. Amongst the many Public occasions upon which you have ...lly represented our City we especially recall the Reception in Wellington of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of V.. the Celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee of the Province of Nelson, the Reception at Nelson of His Excellency the Govenor of Officials as well as many other ... and celebrations over which you have presided with dignity and credit both to yourself and the City.
Your terms of Office have ... three especially noticeable on account of ... which have been carried out ... during their currency and ... through your efforts... the erection of the New Municipal Chambers the ... of the Gas and Water Works... the extensions of the City Water Works the enlargement and improvement of the Gas works, and lately the successful a large majority of a vote of the Citizens for proposals to construct an an estimated cost of 255000 an entirely new and elaborate system of Drainage for the whole City. When all of these ... ... ... other useful works your ... must remain for ever ... associated.
In the fulfilment of all your duties as Mayor you have shown the greatest energy and perseverance and have opened your soul and abilities ungrudgingly for the good of your fellow citizens and in ... of the value which we place upon your good work we now ask you to accept from us a Gold Watch, which, with this address will we trust, assure you now and in the years to come remind you of the hearty approval of
Your faithful friends
[many signatures]"
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Glass plate.
12 x 15 inches
0 - Whole = Dimensions = 304.8 x 381mm

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