Object #1000936 from MS-Papers-0032-0526

2 pages written 12 May 1861 by Samuel Revans in Huangarua to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Ren - Rha, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0526 (18 digitised items). Correspondents:Courtenay Renny, Picton, 1869 (1 letter); F C Retter, 1871 (1 letter); Samuel Revans, Wellington, Woodside & Huangarua, 1853-1872 (4 letters); Henry H Reynolds, Alexandra, 1876 (2 letters); William H Reynolds, Dunedin & Wellington, 1876 & undated (8 letters); Matilda Rhatigan, Patea, 1876, & undated (2 letters & photograph of Resident Magistrate's house at Carlyle).

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English (ATL)


May 12, 1861.

Dear McLean,

Mr. Richmond Beetham has informed me that he has written you asking for the appointment vacated by Mr.Searancke and upon hearing this I determined to write you urging his pretensions. I have known him some years and have found him intelligent and very steady and industrious. His manner, bearing and feelings are those of a gentleman and such as will I think take well with the natives to whom he has always been very kind and for who he entertains very proper feelings. I really think he would make an excellent officer in the department to which Mr.Searancke belonged - and hope it may be in your power to comply with his wishes.

Believe me, Yours faithfully,
Samuel Revans.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Ren - Rha, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0526 (18 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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