Object #1007372 from MS-Papers-0032-0632

2 pages written 22 Aug 1871 by John White in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - John White, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0632 (25 digitised items). 22 letters and memos written from Auckland, Napier, New Plymouth, Waikato, Hokianga and Wanganui, 1858-1874

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Grafton Road Auckland

22 August 1871.

Dear Mr. McLean,

I have been for years writing a Tale of the Maori wars, that is I have taken 20 different Maori fights such as Ikaranganui "Mount Eden" "Matakitaki and "have given all" that took place in these fights putting in a different places the Maori mythology, Konakias, Proverbs, etc. etc. in fact it is to show the whole history of the New Zealander.

Cetain Publishers have offered to print and publish it, they bearing all the expense, and to pay themselves out of the sale of the Book, the Copy right to be mine.

As you are the only person in or out of New Zealand who knows the Maori people I wish you to honor me by letting me dedicate this Book to you. Can you make time to let me know at once and believe me as ever

Yours most faithfully,
John White.
The Honourable D. McLean, Wellington.

Part of:
Inward letters - John White, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0632 (25 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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