Object #1020082 from MS-Papers-0032-0169

3 pages written 15 Jul 1871 by Sir George Ferguson Bowen in New Zealand to Sir Donald McLean

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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Government House, New Zealand

July 15, 1871

My dear McLean,

I hope the "Luna" will get off next Tuesday or Wednesday at the very latest; but no one can form any previous idea of the amount of packing to be done in breaking up an establishment like this.

Fairchild says he will put in at Tauranga to telegraph to you the exact time he will be at Napier.

Mr. R. G. Bellers (late of the 22nd Regt.) has asked me to forward to you the enclosed letter from his father, whom I knew formerly at Corfu. He wants to get into the local forces but I told him that you had great claims upon you for local service etc. I know nothing of this young man personally.

Very truly yrs.
G. F. Bowen

P. S. I hope the "Luna" will come for us to the Manakau by August 1st. Lady Bowen has been very unwell but is now better.

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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