Object #1009725 from MS-Papers-0032-0168

3 pages written 2 Jul 1857 by Octavius Lawes Woodthorpe Bousfield in Maraekakaho to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Bou, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0168 (13 digitised items). Correspondents:Edmond Bourgeois, Christchurch, 1877 (1 letter in French); Dora Bourke, Napier (undated letter); Peter Bourke, Napier, 1864-1865 (3 letters); H Bourne, Turanganui (undated letter); O L W Bousfield, Hawke's Bay, 1856-1868 & undated (7 letters).

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Letter from O.L.W. Bousfield to Donald McLean Esq. dated 2nd. July 1857.
COPY Maraekakahu
2nd, July 1857.


My dear Sir,

I have the pleasure to inform you that the survey of your selections on this Run is complete.

I have, however, suggested to your brother that it would be desirable, in order to render the occupation of available land more complete, that you purchase another small lot or two. To illustrate this suggestion, I have furnished him with tracings upon which you will perceive marked and lettered all the required purchases, accompanied by a schedule of all the lands already bought, and the remaining quantity required.

I have, I believe, bought your favourite grey "Argyle" from your brother; and I am sanquine as to the prospects held out by getting such a mount. I don't wish you to understand from this remark that I anticipate obtaining a more extensive view of the surrounding country, from the back of the beastie. You comprehend the word "Prospects" is used symbolically.

I trust it will be my good fortune to see you before you leave this Province; or failing that, that I may see you in Auckland, whither I propose going, en route to Melbourne, and the rest of those notorious haunts, - in the ensuing Summer.


I am, my dear Sir, yours faithfully (Signed)
O.L.W. Bousfield

To:- Donald McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Bou, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0168 (13 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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