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Appendix 2

Letters of 1888 re extensions to Rawson and Gaiman
The following letters are from the railway company to the Governor of the territory of Chubut. Three letters are shown here, relating to the locations of the railways proposed stations in Rawson and Gaiman. In the case of the first two letters, there are plans attached. To minimise the scrolling of the page necessary to view the transcripts and plans, the scans of the original letters have been placed to the right of each transcript.
These letters have been provided by courtesy of the Museo Regional in Trelew. It is worth noting that the signature, and that below, is that of Henry H. Loveday, the first general manager of the companty in 1888 and 1889.

A Letter re proposed station in Rawson Original letter on right >>>
Trelew Dic 31 1888
Señor Gobernador del Territorio del Chubut
Coronel Don Luis Fontana

Exmo Señor

La Compania del FerroCarril Central del Chubut ante V.E. con el debido respecto se presenta y espone que este Ferrocarril ha petida al Honorable Congreso de la Nacion una concesion para estender la via desde este punto por el valle del Chubut pasando por el pueblo deRawson y con la esperanza de obtener dicha concesion en el año proximo pide a V.E. se srva ordenar la transferencia a este Ferrocarril o si no reserva los lotes siguientes de terreno numeros 169, 182, 193 que se necesitan para la Estacion y los edificios correspondientes marcados en el plano adjunto.

Es gracia Exmo Sñr
H H Loveday
Administrador

Trelew 31 December 1888
The Governor of the Territory of Chubut
Colonel Luis Fontana

Most Excellent Sir

The company of the Chubut Central Railway before Your Excellency with due respect present and 'espone' that this railway has petitioned the Honourable Congress of the Nation in order to extend the line from this point by the valley of the Chubut passing through the town of Rawson and in the hope of obtaining the said concession next year petition Your Excellency that the transference to this railway or if not the reservation of the following plots of land numbers 169,182, 193, which are needed for the station and appurtenant buildings marked on the accompanying plan.

Most Excellent Sir
H H Loveday
Administrator

B Letter re proposed station in Gaiman Original letter on right >>>
Trelew Dic 31 1888
Señor Gobernador del Territorio del Chubut
Coronel Don Luis Fontana

Exmo Señor

La Compania del FerroCarril Central del Chubut ante V.E. con el debido respecto se presenta y espone que este Ferrocarril ha petida al Honorable Congreso de la Nacion una concesion para estender la via desde este punto por el valle del Chubut pasando por el pueblo de Gaiman y con la esperanza de obtenier dicha concesion en el año proximo pide a V.E. se seria ordenar la transferencia o reservar a este ferrocarril de los lotes siguientes de terreno en Gaiman numeros 6, 5, 4 y media de 3 que se necesitara para la estacion y los edificios correspondientes mercados en el plano adjunto.

Esgracia Exmo Sr
H H Loveday
Administrador.

Trelew 31 December 1888
The Governor of the Territory of Chubut
Colonel Luis Fontana

Most excellent Sir

The company of the Chubut Central Railway before Your Excellency with due respect present and 'espone' that this railway has petitioned the Honourable Congress of the Nation in order to extend the line from this point by the valley of the Chubut passing through the town of Gaiman and in the hope of obtaining the said concession next year petition your excellency (for) the transference or reservation to this railway of the following plots of land in Gaiman numbers 6, 5 and 4 and half of 3 which are needed for the station and appurtenant buildings marked on the accompanying plan.

Most Excellent Sir
H H Loveday
Administrator

C Letter re change of location of proposed station in Gaiman Original letter below right >>>
Trelew Abril 7 de 1891
Al Señor Gobernador del Territorio del Chubut Teniente Coronel Luis Jorge Fontana

Excelentisimo Señor

En el mes de Diciembre de 1888 mi antecesor Sr. Loveday se presento respetuosamente auta V.E. manifestandole en nombre de la empresa del Ferro Carril Central Chubut que habiendo pedido al Honorable Congreso de la Nacion una concesion para estender la via desde este pueblo por el valle del Chubut pasando por los pueblos de Rawson y Gaiman y cu la esperanza de obtener dicha concesion se hacia necesario fuesen reservados a favor de dicha empresa algunos lotes de tierra fiscal en dichos pueblos por donde debera pasar la via del Ferro Carril.
V.E. accedio bondadosamente a ese pedido disponiendo que en el pueblo de Gaiman se reservasen a favor de la empresa del Ferro Carril Central Chubut las manzanas Nos 3, 4, 5 y 6 pertenecientes al fisco.
Pero resultando que por dichos lotes cruza el nuevo canal de riego que se practica y comprendiendo el infrascrito que los intereses general de la Colonia asi como las condiciones naturales del terreno que dicho canal pase por ese punto y no por otro po lo tanto que me dirigio a V.E. pidiendole que los indicados lotes sean sustitiudos por las dos manzanas Nos 7 y 8 y la mitad de las manzanas Nos 4, 5 y 6 con frente al norte y la mitad de la manzana No 17 con frente al Sud con arreglo al plano oficial del pueblo de Gaiman.
Con este motivo tengo el honor de saludar a V.E. con toda consideracion y respecto

Administrador del F.C.C.C.

File Note
Rawson Abril 7 de 1891
Informe el ensasgado de la distribacion y registro de lotes urbanos en el pueblo de Gaiman en los terrenos euliestados.

Trelew 7 April 1891
To the Governor of the Territory of Chubut Lieutenant Colonel Luis George Fontana

Most Excellent Sir

In the month of December 1888 my predecessor Mr. Loveday presented respectfully on behalf of the Chubut Central Railway undertaking who had petitioned the Honourable National Congress for a concession to extend the line from this town by the valley of the Chubut passing the towns of Gaiman and Rawson. In the hope of securing such a concession it was necessary to reserve a number of plots of government land in the said towns through which the railway would pass.
Your excellency acceded generously to this petition granting to the Chubut Central Railway undertaking in the town of Gaiman the squares 3, 4, 5 and 6 belonging to the state.
But resulting from the crossing of these said plots by the new irrigation canal which is being built and understanding the underwriting of the general interests of the Colony as the natural conditions of the land through which the said canal passes at this point
indicates plots be substituted for the two squares Nos 7 & 8 and the half of the squares 4,5 & 6 fronting the north and the half of square No 17 fronting the south in accordance with the official plan of the town of Gaiman.
With this motive I have the honour to greet Your excellency with all consideration and respect.

Administrator of the FCCC

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