Object #1008428 from MS-Papers-0032-0185

4 pages written by Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0185 (71 digitised items). 67 letters, 1862-1873 & undated. Includes some letters from Harriet Gore Browne, and some drafts of letters from McLean

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Letter from T.G.B. to Donald McLean Esq. COPY
My dear McLean,

I write you one line to say that (unless something unforseen occurs) I intend to leave this for Wellington by the ''White Swan'' on her next trip.

I trust the steam service will be satisfactorily arranged ere long, which seems to be

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the most engrossing topic of interest at present.

Sewell has a grand scheme for colonizing Native lands; the principle of which would be unobjectionable if it were but practicable. It shews great good will to the native race, but the Europeans would never assent to it.

The ''Southern Cross'' continues

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its animadcersions and assertions on Native affairs; and has published a letter signed McCaskill, which is a crowning mercy ''and bangs Bannagher'' which (as you know) bangs the Devil.''

My wife sends kindest regards, and is grateful for all your kindness to me during my illness. Believe

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that I participate most thoroughly in this feeling, and am


yours most sincerely (Signed)
T.G.B.

P.S. I am writing with one of my wife's pens and ink, which must account for this scrawl. Pray remember me most kindly to Dr. Wilson and Mr. Cutfield. I am grateful to both, but especially the former.

To:- Donald McLean Esq.

English (ATL)

Letter from T.G.B. to Donald McLean Esq. COPY
My dear McLean,

I write you one line to say that (unless something unforseen occurs) I intend to leave this for Wellington by the ''White Swan'' on her next trip.

I trust the steam service will be satisfactorily arranged ere long, which seems to be the most engrossing topic of interest at present.

Sewell has a grand scheme for colonizing Native lands; the principle of which would be unobjectionable if it were but practicable. It shews great good will to the native race, but the Europeans would never assent to it.

The ''Southern Cross'' continues its animadcersions and assertions on Native affairs; and has published a letter signed McCaskill, which is a crowning mercy ''and bangs Bannagher'' which (as you know) bangs the Devil.''

My wife sends kindest regards, and is grateful for all your kindness to me during my illness. Believe that I participate most thoroughly in this feeling, and am


yours most sincerely (Signed)
T.G.B.

P.S. I am writing with one of my wife's pens and ink, which must account for this scrawl. Pray remember me most kindly to Dr. Wilson and Mr. Cutfield. I am grateful to both, but especially the former.

To:- Donald McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0185 (71 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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