Object #1020251 from MS-Papers-0032-0222

3 pages written 16 Oct 1868 by Sir Donald McLean to William Colenso

From: Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 digitised items). 82 letters written from Waitangi (Hawke's Bay) & Napier. Includes letters from McLean to Colenso, and newspaper cuttings re Maori English lexicon

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My dear Sir,

Your correspondence relating to the Maori Dictionary was laid upon the Table. I was giving notice to have it produced when Richmond told me it had been already done.

Ormond, at your request, asked me to do this.

I had some trouble in getting a "Ropitini Kuruho", and at last I had to borrow the Library copy, when I discovered that Mr. Lyon had one which he will lend if necessary. I went to all kinds of places in search of one.

I send you a "Pilgrim's Progress".

With reference to your Essay on the Maori, I had a hurried perusal of it, and consider it a valuable contribution. I made the following remarks upon it in a letter to Hector.---

"I am much obliged for the perusal of Mr. Colenso's Essay on the Maori. I consider it is well worthy of publication, and hope you will get it printed."

I first asked Richmond about it, and he referred me to Dr. Hector.

very truly yours, (Signed)
Donald McLean.
16th. October 1868

P.S. Please return Hector's note.

To:- Revd. W. Colenso.

Part of:
Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 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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