Object #1001722 from MS-Papers-0032-0169

2 pages written 18 May 1868 by Sir George Ferguson Bowen in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir George and Lady Diamantina Bowen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0169 (122 digitised items). 119 letters written from Auckland, Wanganui, Wellington, Melbourne, Dunedin, Taranaki, Mercer, May 1868-Aug 1874, and undated. Includes draft letters from McLean.

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Private. Govt. House Auckland
May 18, 1868


My dear Mr. Maclean,

Lady Bowen and I propose to return to Wellington in the "Sturt" about the first week in June, and to visit Napier for a day or two in our voyage.

I think it right to mention this to you; but I particularly request that there may be no repetition at Napier of what was done at Auckland, where preparations were made for our reception on a certain day; and where disappointment was felt because it was impossible for us to arrive on that day.

It is quite impossible to fix within a week the day on which we shall reach Napier, for we are going first to Taurange and other places. I hope, therefore, that the good people of your Province will make no preparations for our reception, at all events until the "Sturt" is actually in your harbour.

Lady Bowen writes in kind regards to you with,

My dear Mr. Maclean,
yrs. very faithfully,
G. F. Bowen
His Honor, Donald McLean Esqr.

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir George and Lady Diamantina Bowen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0169 (122 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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