||Engraved presentation double inkstand and inkwells, made from Edwin Fox timber and dated 1928. Label reads, "Engraved presentation ink-stand made from teak timber from Edwin Fox and dated 1928 kindly donated by Mr. S.G. Longuet." Engraving says, "May your friends be as staunch as these timbers. To Frank Bushell from T.D.B. 1928".
A letter with the loan form says:
"9th February 1989.
Dear Mr. Longuet,
On behalf of the Edwin Fox Restoration Society please accept our thanks for the presentation ink stand sent to us on extended loan for exhibition in the museum section of our nearly completed Edwin Fox Centre.
It is a very well preserved piece of the ship, which I am sure will add interest to our collection of artifacts.
As he was coming to the Sounds, Ian brought it from Wellington and delivered it to me last Sunday 5th February. He thought it would be safer being carried in his own hands rather than sending it any other way.
We are embarked on a very big project in the restoration of this historic old ship, and it will take some time, but eventually will be an outstanding exhibit of our early maritime heritage.
The innumerable delays in gaining statutory approvals and trying to find major sponsors, are at times frustrating but hopefully we are making progress and both the national and international importance of the project is being widely recognised.
For your interest I enclose copies of the two most recent newsletters sent to members of the Society, and a complimentary copy of our book "The Story of the Edwin Fox".
Please find enclosed two copies of our loan agreement form for your signature, kindly return one copy for our files.
Again, many thanks for the ink stand.
Yours sincerely, H.J. Stace, President."