Object #1006860 from MS-Papers-0032-0302

3 pages written 20 Mar 1856 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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Letter from Sir George Grey, to Donald McLean Esq. dated 20th. March 1856.

COPY. Government House, Cape Town,
20th. March 1856.

My dear McLean,

As I have an opportunity of writing to Auckland, I must send a few lines to you.

I await with much interest what you are doing; I often think of you, and frequently long to be with you, - my heart, in spite of myself, wandering back to New Zealand, - its rivers, lakes and mountains.

How is your child? How is Strang? Write and tell me all the news you can. Pirikawau is going back again. I am sorry he leaves me. Will you do what you can for him? I send a whole number of letters for my old friends, various native Chiefs. Will you have them delivered for me. I love the Maori race much. Say therefore many kind things for me, to those I know. You must not forget my White friends also. I have plenty of work to do here, - much more than in New Zealand. The Kaffirs are a fine race, - black, with ugly features, but with splendid figures; and I think that much may be done with them.

Lady Grey desires her kind remembrances.

Give mine to Strang when you see him, and believe me, -

My dear McLean, truly yours, (Signed)
G. Grey.
To:- Donald McLean Esq.

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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