Object #1027072 from MS-Papers-0032-0169

2 pages written 25 Jun 1872 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

June 25/72

My dear McLean,

I send you a note from that troublesome Col. or Capt. Rookes, who seems very anxious to retain his rank in the Sierra Leone Militia. I wish he was in ---- Africa. I called at your house this afternoon to ask when we had better decide on starting; for, if you wish to remain here till Monday, I may as well arrange to shoot somewhere on Saturday. But I would just as soon start on Saturday.

I suppose there is nothing particular to write home abt. Native Affairs in addition to your able Memm. sent from the Waikato by last Mail? I shall write via Suez on Thursday.

Ever yrs. 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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