Object #1021130 from MS-Papers-0032-0574

3 pages written 23 Sep 1850 by Dr Andrew Sinclair in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 digitised items). 85 letters written from Auckland and Taranaki. Also includes two outward drafts by McLean; and letter from Dr Sinclair, Glasgow to Rev Donald McColl, Glenorchy Manse, Argyleshire, 29 Nov 1856.

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

Download alow-resolution PDF or high-resolution PDF

English (ATL)

Auckland,
23 Sept., 1850.


My Dear McLean,

I was much gratified with the last letter I received from you and took the liberty of shewing it to the Governor. Some of your notices respecting the progress of Whanganui pleased him very much and he has taken some extracts I think from the letter to send home in his despatches to shew how the Colony is advancing. In this neighbourhood also the progress is very extraordinary and I hope you will be able soon to get leave of absence to come up and see it. Should you be able to pay us a visit I beg you will take up your quarters with me, as I have room enough in the house for both of us.

I do not know exactly what will be the movements of the Governor but I think he will soon leave Auckland for the South and I suppose when he does go away he will stay some time perhaps many months.

I received a letter from Hamilton a fortnight ago and as he stated he would probably come overland, and I do not know whereabouts to address a letter to him will you be good enough to tell him so, and say I expect he will take up his quarters with me.

Should you fall in with Capt. Richardes pray say the same thing to him. In haste I remain,


My Dear Sir, Yours truly,
A. Sinclair.

Part of:
Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 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)

Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1021130). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments