Object #1007052 from MS-Papers-0032-0222

3 pages written 29 Dec 1870 by William Colenso in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 digitised items). 82 letters written from Waitangi (Hawke's Bay) & Napier. Includes letters from McLean to Colenso, and newspaper cuttings re Maori English lexicon

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English (ATL)

Extract from letter to McLean, Wellington
from W. Colenso. Napier,
Decr. 29 1870.

My dear Sir,

Yesterday I received a painful letter from Capt. Curling - he has had no aid from home, and he wishes now to leave by "Maggie" for Sydney, "if his friends can raise the passage-money, and a few pounds in his pocket on landing". I therefore venture to trouble you with this, for your mite. Although little can be said in the poor fellow's favour, I trust that you (for "auld lang syne") will consider it an act of real charity to help him in his distress. ...

Part of:
Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 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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