Object #1019903 from MS-Papers-0032-0267

2 pages written 19 Oct 1870 by Francis Dart Fenton to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - F D Fenton, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0267 (60 digitised items). 57 letters written from Whaingaroa, 1857; Auckland, 1862-1875 and undated. Includes one letter from Fenton to Fox, 1872.

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English (ATL)

Oct. 19, 1870


Dear Maclean,

I received an official about John White. As soon as he returned from the Chathams I wrote to you a private letter stating that I had no further employment for him. I understand you wanted me to take him until you found employment elsewhere for him, and I have been keeping him on all the time hoping to hear from you. I have written 3 notes reminding you of him, but they must have miscarried for your official looks as if the subject had only just been brought to your recollection.

However I suppose you must be hard about the expence.

It would be a great pity if you let White leave the service altogether Interpreters are getting scarce.


Yours truly,
F. D. Fenton

Part of:
Inward letters - F D Fenton, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0267 (60 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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