Object #1000734 from MS-Papers-0032-0222

2 pages written 21 Jul 1875 by William Colenso in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 digitised items). 82 letters written from Waitangi (Hawke's Bay) & Napier. Includes letters from McLean to Colenso, and newspaper cuttings re Maori English lexicon

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July 21/75

My dear Sir Donald McLean,

In sending you the Mss. you wished for - of both parts of the Dicty., - and my long letter or resume, I can only hope you may find time to give them (the latter particularly) some little attention. I know that you are and must be busy. You will see that I have (painfully) worked up from the very beginning of the Dicty. Such portion (with I. O. Ka, and the other particles) being by far the hardest part of the work - i. e. to do it well and fairly: which I feel I have not yet accomplished. The pages that will follow will contain a verb or two taken from under some consonant in the latter part of the Dicty.

You may remember that some time back you requested me to give ''Good Maori Examples,'' you will find plenty given! Of course, by and bye, (should the Dy. ever be printed,) some of the examples may be omitted.

You have also, officially, asked me for ''some proposal'' concerning the Work. Well, you will find 4 given in my letters, to which I have already called your close attention.

I fancy you will endorse my remarks, etc. under the word Atua.

Please let Mr. Ormond see all my Ms. I hope you will get my official letter (resume) printed with the pages.

I fear I cannot now write to your Printer about them.

Hoping you are quite well and strong, - and wishing you health and strength, etc. etc. during the whole session.

I am, My dear Sir Donald, Yours faithfully,
W. Colenso

Part of:
Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 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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