Object #1001028 from MS-Papers-0032-0185

3 pages written 21 Oct 1864 by Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0185 (71 digitised items). 67 letters, 1862-1873 & undated. Includes some letters from Harriet Gore Browne, and some drafts of letters from McLean

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My dear McLean,

The sight of your well known hand writing was good for sore eyes, more especially as you tell me there is a chance of your coming here. I write now only to keep you to your promise to say how very glad we shall be to welcome you here.

We shall not leave home until the middle of February when we shall go for about three weeks or a month to Launceston for the

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Races and to pay some visits. At all others times we shall be at home and only too happy to see you for as long as you can put up with a dull routine.

We have not the excitement which never fails in New Zealand but I think you will like the quiet and the comfort of Tasmania.

I wont say a word in answer to your letter because I depend upon your coming so goodbye and believe me always


Yours most sincerely,
T. Gore Browne.
21 Oct. 1864.

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If you ever see the little Cameronian Minister at Manawatu who was so kind to me, will you kindly remember me warmly to him. You know my forgetfulness of names but I think his name was Duncan.

English (ATL)


My dear McLean,

The sight of your well known hand writing was good for sore eyes, more especially as you tell me there is a chance of your coming here. I write now only to keep you to your promise to say how very glad we shall be to welcome you here.

We shall not leave home until the middle of February when we shall go for about three weeks or a month to Launceston for the Races and to pay some visits. At all others times we shall be at home and only too happy to see you for as long as you can put up with a dull routine.

We have not the excitement which never fails in New Zealand but I think you will like the quiet and the comfort of Tasmania.

I wont say a word in answer to your letter because I depend upon your coming so goodbye and believe me always


Yours most sincerely,
T. Gore Browne.
21 Oct. 1864.


If you ever see the little Cameronian Minister at Manawatu who was so kind to me, will you kindly remember me warmly to him. You know my forgetfulness of names but I think his name was Duncan.

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0185 (71 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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