031 Byrd South Polar Expedition/27

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Wellington (Lowrie)

Sir: I enclose a copy of a letter from Commander Richard E. Byrd79 concerning his desire that the supplies and equipment that will be used on his forthcoming Antarctic Expedition be admitted free of duty by the authorities at Dunedin and stored in the warehouse of Tapley, Limited, at Dunedin, the New Zealand Agent for the expedition.

You are instructed to take appropriate action in the matter and to express the hope that, as the expedition is solely one of a scientific nature, it may be found possible to comply with Commander Byrd’s request.

Please advise the Consular Agent at Dunedin of the action taken by you in the matter.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
W. R. Castle, Jr.
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