Object #1008368 from MS-Papers-0032-0299

2 pages written 10 May 1864 by William Irwin Grayling in Taranaki Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Gra, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0299 (29 digitised items). Correspondents:Hugh Grange, Mahurangi, 1861, 1866 & undated (4 letters); A Grant, University of Edinburgh, 1875 (1 letter); Alexander Grant, Turakina, 1853-1863 (3 letters); Alexander Grant, Otahuhu & Napier, 1868-1871 (3 letters); J Grant, Thames, 1876 (1 letter); T A Grattan (to Colonel St John), Ngaruawhaia, 1875 (1 lettter); G M Gray, Wanganui, 1857-1873 (7 letters).Also: John G Gray (to J C Richmond), Napier, 1869 (1 letter); William Gray, Wanganui and Wanganui, 1849-1852 (5 letters); William Gray, Wellington, 1870 (1 letter); William J Gray, 1862 (1 letter); W I Grayling, Taranaki, 1864 (1 letter).

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English (ATL)

May 10th 1864

Dear Sir

I have at present a work of some 250 pages, just going to press of the history of Taranaki from 1830 my object in going so far back is to enable me to draw comparisons with the tone of the native mind in days gone bye with that of the present date.

I write now to ask if you would kindly give me a few concise remarks on the Waitara question.

I have written to Colonel Gore Browne asking permission to dedicate the work to him so as to stamp the work as to the opinions of its author.

Mr. Vogel, of the Otago Daily Times, whose correspondent I am, has undertaken the publication.

Yours faithfully
M. Grayling
To Donald McLean
Do you think a few copies will sell at Napier.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Gra, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0299 (29 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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