Object #1026613 from MS-Papers-0032-0295

2 pages written 4 Feb 1865 by James G Gordon in Clifton to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Goo - Gor, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0295 (22 digitised items). Correspondents:Thomas Good, Taranaki, 1861-1862 (2 letters); one letter to Rev Donald McColl, Glenorchy from Samuel Goodridge of New York in 1855 re Archibald J McLean (Donald McLean's brother); Sir Arthur Gordon, Sydney, 1875 (1 letter); James Gordon, Clifton, 1864-1871 & undated (6 letters); John Gordon, Wellington & Auckland, 1854-1869 (4 letters, including typed transcripts); M Gordon, Greenmeadows, 1874 (1 letter); Sarah Gordon, Grahamstown, 1874, 1876 (5 letters); William Gordon, Auckland & Grahamstown, 1847 & 1875 (2 letters).

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English (ATL)


My dear McLean

I find from Felix that the Fire on Bare Island was the Maoris cooking, which they are in the habit of doing during the Fishing season - last Saturday our shepherds saw the Success beating about near Bare Island, and on that day the Maoris were fishing and the following morning our shepherds got some of the Fish they caught so I see no advantage to be gained by the man going on so have taken upon myself to desire him to return to Napier which I hope you will approve of.

Yours sincerely
James Gordon Clifton
4th Feb. 1865

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Goo - Gor, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0295 (22 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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