Object #1001644 from MS-Papers-0032-0302

3 pages written 15 Jan 1868 by Sir George Grey to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir George Grey, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0302 (45 digitised items). 43 letters written from Auckland, Otaki, Wellington, Capetown, Te Whenuku, Tokukuni, Kawau, London. Includes letters from McLean to Sir George Grey and a letter dated 24th January to Lady Grey from a young person writing from Nelson (mentions death of little `poor little Georgina')

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English (ATL)

Kawau,
Jany 15th 1868


My dear McLean,

I received by the St. Kilda your two letters of the 8th of January and the address which accompanied them. I have not time to send a formal reply but I will do so by the next mail. I will only say now that I shall part from you with real regret and that wherever I may go I shall look back with pleasure to the times I have spent with you in old days, and in more recent times. I think the old days were the happiest. Perhaps we were younger then.

I have heard recently from the Duke of Edinburgh He will be here in March and will visit Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago, possibly other places, but I am not sure which. I fear from what Sir G. Bowen has written to me that I shall not be Governor when the Prince comes -but he has written so earnestly begging me to meet him in New Zealand, at all events, that I think I must yield. If I do so I will arrange with you that he shall go over to Hawkes Bay. You and he will Just suit each other. I feel sure you will be charmed with him.


Very truly yours,
G. Grey

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir George Grey, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0302 (45 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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