Object #1004330 from MS-Papers-0032-0574

3 pages written 22 Apr 1850 by Dr Andrew Sinclair in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 digitised items). 85 letters written from Auckland and Taranaki. Also includes two outward drafts by McLean; and letter from Dr Sinclair, Glasgow to Rev Donald McColl, Glenorchy Manse, Argyleshire, 29 Nov 1856.

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Auckland,
22 April, 1850.


My Dear McLean,

I have just received your note of the 9th and was not aware you were still at Taranaki. I thought by your previous note that you had gone on to the Southward, and I did not write you by the last mail but prefered writing you by the Victoria which left for Wellington a week ago. The Victoria will go also to Taranaki, but perhaps not so soon as this may reach you.

Sir George Grey has improved much since his return here, and I hope he will soon be as well as ever. Lady Grey is well. I expect Clarke will get an appointment in a few days but in the mean time he has met with an accident - he has fallen in love with a nice girl with a little money but he is too careless of money to do very well I am afraid. However the matter is their own and I will interfere pro or con.

I received the small box with the insects you sent me. They are new and curious and for them I beg you will accept my best thanks for them and the shells.

With respect to the Commissionership of Crown Lands I do not expect there will be any such appointment made for at least two years and in the mean time I hope you will get something better and as permanent. The same reasoning applies to the Registrarship of Deeds.

I am glad you have fallen in with Capt. Richards. He is a fine hardworking officer full of humour and without pride. I shall write to him at Wellington.


Yours truly,
A. Sinclair.

Part of:
Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 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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