The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 57
August 12, 1884.
My Dear Irving,—It is with very great pleasure that I bear testimony to your ability to carry out your proposed trip for the sons of New South Welsh-men. From your career, connections, and acquaintance with the countries you mention, those under your care will be exceedingly fortunate in securing your services. The moral tone of your past life induces me to say, after knowing you for over twenty years, that no young gentleman could secure a better friend and more prudent counsellor. I am confident you will endeavour to point out the study of the higher interests of life in travel, and thus follow in the steps of your eminent father, Dr. William Bell Irving. With kindest regards, believe me always, yours sincerely,
A. E. Bridger, M.D., &c.
M. M. Irving,Esq., Kilmore Street, Christchurch.