Object #1015354 from MS-Papers-0032-0448

4 pages written 25 Feb 1874 by Lady Mary Ann Martin

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Mar - Mar, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0448 (17 digitised items). Correspondents:John Marshall, Rangitikei, 1867-1873 & undated (5 letters); J Taylor Marshall, Armed Constabulary Depot, 1871-1872 (2 letters); Richard Marshall, Auckland, 1871 (1 letter); William Marshall, Napier, 1864 & 1870 (2 letters); William Marshall, Balmain, 1870 (1 letter).Alexander Martin, 1854 (1 letter); James Martin, Opotiki, 1872-1873 (3 letters); John Martin, Oturaia, 1872 (1 letter); Lady Mary Ann Martin, Auckland, 1873-1874 (3 letters).

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Private Taurarua, Auckland

Feby. 25, 1874



My dear Sir

As Sir William and I are proposing to sail for England in April, I venture to trouble you about two Maori boys in whom we are interested and whom we desire to see placed at St. Stephen's Native School.

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They are at present in the orphan Home and are just over age for that institution.

The one is a son of your and our old friend Revd.Rota Waitoa. He is a fine little fellow of ten. If he returns home, he will run wild and lose much of the benefits of his previous training. The other boy is Albert

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Victor Pomare, the Queen's godson. Her Majesty has hitherto paid for him in the Orphan Home.

Both William Rota and he will continue to receive the £7 per annum required beyond the Govt. allowance at St. Stephens. Mr. Burrowes tells us that there is plenty of room there

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if you will kindly sanction their admission.

I am, dear Sir
Yours faithfully
Mary Ann Martin

I have conferred with Mr. Burrowes and he advised me to refer the matter to you.

English (ATL)

Private Taurarua, Auckland

Feby. 25, 1874



My dear Sir

As Sir William and I are proposing to sail for England in April, I venture to trouble you about two Maori boys in whom we are interested and whom we desire to see placed at St. Stephen's Native School. They are at present in the orphan Home and are just over age for that institution.

The one is a son of your and our old friend Revd.Rota Waitoa. He is a fine little fellow of ten. If he returns home, he will run wild and lose much of the benefits of his previous training. The other boy is Albert Victor Pomare, the Queen's godson. Her Majesty has hitherto paid for him in the Orphan Home.

Both William Rota and he will continue to receive the £7 per annum required beyond the Govt. allowance at St. Stephens. Mr. Burrowes tells us that there is plenty of room there if you will kindly sanction their admission.

I am, dear Sir
Yours faithfully
Mary Ann Martin

I have conferred with Mr. Burrowes and he advised me to refer the matter to you.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Mar - Mar, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0448 (17 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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