Object #1026957 from MS-Papers-0032-0169

2 pages written 22 Dec 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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English (ATL)

Government House New Zealand

Decr. 22/ 1871 (?6)



My dear McLean,

Fox said before he left that the Commission appointing you as Chairman and Pitt and Hutton as Members of an unpaid Commission to report on the Harbour Defences, wd. be prepared at once. I have heard nothing more about it; and, as you know, something of this kind is necessary to justify the retention of Pitt, as Ministers asked.

I hope you will arrange that the "Luna" will be at my disposal about Jany. 10 for my promised visit to Marlborough.


Ever yrs. very truly,
G. F. Bowen

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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