Object #1009860 from MS-Papers-0032-0150

4 pages written by Henry Colin Balneavis in Auckland City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - H C Balneavis, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0150 (52 digitised items). 50 letters written from Wanganui, 1848, and Auckland, 1862-1875. Includes letter from Balneavis to St John, Aug 1873.

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Auckd.
29 Feby.


My dear McLean,

I am much obliged to you for your letter, and have made up my mind to take all the agencies I can. Sir Geo. Grey has promised me his, which will be a very good one. I have not invested Dr. Graces money as I dont think the Waikato

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Lands will be open for some time. However all is in the dark relative to them. If Dr. G. wishes I can invest it, in small suburban lots or village lots which will rise in value very much - ask him about it. I shall not give up my appointment at least not for some time, until I am

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established firmly - in the meantime I know you will kindly do what you can for me - when are you coming up - Pease is talked of, as to the War, the papers will give you a better acct. than I can. The Ministry are getting on, the same as when you were here.

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Nixon is expected to recover. Our Forces are getting on well. I am quite tired of writing I have so much of it - so excuse this short letter. My children and Thompsons are well. I have now £17,00 of Thomsons, £1,600 on Mortgages, and £100 in bonds - all Balances recd. from Ridgway except the Books at Murrays.


Yours
H. Balneavis.

English (ATL)

Auckd.
29 Feby.


My dear McLean,

I am much obliged to you for your letter, and have made up my mind to take all the agencies I can. Sir Geo. Grey has promised me his, which will be a very good one. I have not invested Dr. Graces money as I dont think the Waikato Lands will be open for some time. However all is in the dark relative to them. If Dr. G. wishes I can invest it, in small suburban lots or village lots which will rise in value very much - ask him about it. I shall not give up my appointment at least not for some time, until I am established firmly - in the meantime I know you will kindly do what you can for me - when are you coming up - Pease is talked of, as to the War, the papers will give you a better acct. than I can. The Ministry are getting on, the same as when you were here. Nixon is expected to recover. Our Forces are getting on well. I am quite tired of writing I have so much of it - so excuse this short letter. My children and Thompsons are well. I have now £17,00 of Thomsons, £1,600 on Mortgages, and £100 in bonds - all Balances recd. from Ridgway except the Books at Murrays.


Yours
H. Balneavis.

Part of:
Inward letters - H C Balneavis, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0150 (52 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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