Letter transcripts, William Colenso

Colenso, William
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Three letters from William Colenso to his nephew William Colenso in Cornwall, copied from a typescript lent by Dr O L Thomas, May 1950.

a) To his niece and nephew, addressed: Napier, New Zealand, dated: 8 March 1876. Contents of letter: Thanking them for seeds they had sent; he has seeds for them; he speaks of Wiremu: Willie knows them well (blue gum) having them; I am pleased to hear you are Willie's banker; be sure you don't allow him to draw all out too readily. I was much pleased to find from Willie's last letter that you were all together at Xmas and were a merry party, and thought of me! My only fear has been for W. whether he could stand the cold of your severe winter; although I do believe that he had more of cold to suffer and endure on board the Merope on his voyage to N.Z.

b) To his nephew, addressed: Dannevirke 80 miles S. from Napier N. Zealand, dated: February 26th 1895. Contents of letter: On a forest retreat. Church of England in Napier.

c) To his nephew, addressed: Napier, N. Zealand, dated: August 30th, 1897. Contents of letter: published papers, bad weather, Colenso's arm and hand injuries.
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