Object #1000590 from MS-Papers-0032-0172

4 pages written 30 Apr 1872 by Captain Walter Charles Brackenbury in Parnell to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - W C Brackenbury, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0172 (53 digitised items). 51 letters written Auckland (some addressed from Parnell), 1861-1876 and undated. Includes letter to Brackenbury from Samuel Harding, May 1865.

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Parnell.

April 30th. 1872.



My dear Mclean,

I have written you an official letter to-day, asking you for some temporary employment during your stay in Auckland.

I was in great hope, from what you said on leaving last time, that you would have sent for me to Wellington; and I should not be

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candid, were I to say that I was sorely disappointed at being left out in the cold. But I supposed that your time was too much occupied, and that the calls upon you were so numerous, that you could not think of, or make room for me.

I do not plead "ad misericordian"; but we are getting old, and anxious about the short future that remains to us; and perhaps you might find

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some modest situation for me, where my services as a scribe would be useful to you, and which would relieve me of the carking anxiety of that worst of evils - "having nothing to do."

Pardon me for troubling you; but you once professed friendship for, and shewed kindness to me. Remembering this, and believing that there may may be a spark of the old feeling left, and that if

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employed, I shall not prove altogether useless, I have written this.

In any case do not be annoyed, and believe me,


Yours very sincerely, (Signed)
W.C. Brackenbury.
To:- The Hon. D. Mclean.

English (ATL)

Parnell.

April 30th. 1872.



My dear Mclean,

I have written you an official letter to-day, asking you for some temporary employment during your stay in Auckland.

I was in great hope, from what you said on leaving last time, that you would have sent for me to Wellington; and I should not be candid, were I to say that I was sorely disappointed at being left out in the cold. But I supposed that your time was too much occupied, and that the calls upon you were so numerous, that you could not think of, or make room for me.

I do not plead "ad misericordian"; but we are getting old, and anxious about the short future that remains to us; and perhaps you might find some modest situation for me, where my services as a scribe would be useful to you, and which would relieve me of the carking anxiety of that worst of evils - "having nothing to do."

Pardon me for troubling you; but you once professed friendship for, and shewed kindness to me. Remembering this, and believing that there may may be a spark of the old feeling left, and that if employed, I shall not prove altogether useless, I have written this.

In any case do not be annoyed, and believe me,


Yours very sincerely, (Signed)
W.C. Brackenbury.
To:- The Hon. D. Mclean.

Part of:
Inward letters - W C Brackenbury, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0172 (53 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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