Object #1014511 from MS-Papers-0032-0169

2 pages written 27 Mar 1871 by an unknown author in England and Wiltshire to Sir George Ferguson Bowen

From: Inward letters - Sir George and Lady Diamantina Bowen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0169 (122 digitised items). 119 letters written from Auckland, Wanganui, Wellington, Melbourne, Dunedin, Taranaki, Mercer, May 1868-Aug 1874, and undated. Includes draft letters from McLean.

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English (ATL)

Beech Croft, Devizes

27th March 71

My dear Sir George Bowen,

I must ask you to pardon me for presuming to write you on our acquaintance at Corfu in 1855, but I should feel most deeply grateful if you will allow my son, who takes this out to Auckland to call upon you. He has unfortunately sold out of the Army and is now anxious to enter the Police Force in New Zealand, or indeed to do anything. He obtained his Commission from Sandhurst without purchase and came out very high on the List, and has served in India. He would gladly enter the Police and from his Military service and active habits he would be especially fitted for the Forces. He is determined to get on, if he can once make a start, and I am confident if you could recommend him, he would not abuse your confidence.

I will not trouble you with more further than to offer my apologies.

I am busy preparing for our Annual Training in which Lord Methuen takes as much trouble as ever.

Heathcote and Prowse have left us I am sorry to say.

I beg to remain, very truly yours,
R.B. Bebers
Capt. Royal Wilts. Militia

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir George and Lady Diamantina Bowen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0169 (122 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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