Object #1018593 from MS-Papers-0032-0485

2 pages written 5 May 1872 by John Davies Ormond in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0485 (75 digitised items). 72 letters written from Auckland and Napier, 1871-1872

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English (ATL)

Napier

May 5th 1872



My dear McLean

I forgot in writing yesterday to ask you to enquire whether the Auckland acclimatization Society can supply us with some Californian Quail. I saw by the papers it is proposed to shoot them so conclude they must be numerous and in such case I daresay the Society will be glad to let us have some - They would be capital

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English (ATL)

birds for our country and no doubt do well. I have some money left of a Prov. Council vote for Acclimatization purposes and want to spend it before it lapses - Farmer is President of the Society at Auckland and helped me already this year to get some starlings - he will tell you if the Quail can be got - I just write about this now while I think of it-


Yours always
J. D. Ormond

English (ATL)

Napier

May 5th 1872



My dear McLean

I forgot in writing yesterday to ask you to enquire whether the Auckland acclimatization Society can supply us with some Californian Quail. I saw by the papers it is proposed to shoot them so conclude they must be numerous and in such case I daresay the Society will be glad to let us have some - They would be capital birds for our country and no doubt do well. I have some money left of a Prov. Council vote for Acclimatization purposes and want to spend it before it lapses - Farmer is President of the Society at Auckland and helped me already this year to get some starlings - he will tell you if the Quail can be got - I just write about this now while I think of it-


Yours always
J. D. Ormond

Part of:
Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0485 (75 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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