Object #1012509 from MS-Papers-0032-0207

4 pages written 23 Dec 1868 by George Gwavas Carlyon to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Gwavas Carlyon, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0207 (74 digitised items). 72 letters written from Hawke's Bay - Gwavas, Waipawa, and Napier, 1863-1874, and undated. Includes copy of letter from McLean to Carlyon, 1 Nov 1871

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Wednesday Morng. 23rd Decr. 68


Dear McLean,

Would you mind telegraphing to defence minister something to the effect of the enclosed paper. There are two things that annoy me. First the idea that will get abroad that I am

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kicked out by the influence of that fellow Buchanan. Secondly that I should have a man like Herrick put over me till he shall have proved himself worthy of it when they can make him Lt.Col. or

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anything they please. Should they agree to gazette me in command I will willingly resign the week after if it is thought expedient.


Yours very truly
Gwavas Carlyon
From letters I got last night from home I must start tomorrow to spend Xmas day at home but I shall of course see you before that.

English (ATL)

Wednesday Morng. 23rd Decr. 68


Dear McLean,

Would you mind telegraphing to defence minister something to the effect of the enclosed paper. There are two things that annoy me. First the idea that will get abroad that I am kicked out by the influence of that fellow Buchanan. Secondly that I should have a man like Herrick put over me till he shall have proved himself worthy of it when they can make him Lt.Col. or anything they please. Should they agree to gazette me in command I will willingly resign the week after if it is thought expedient.


Yours very truly
Gwavas Carlyon
From letters I got last night from home I must start tomorrow to spend Xmas day at home but I shall of course see you before that.

Part of:
Inward letters - Gwavas Carlyon, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0207 (74 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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