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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 57

Dunsinane, Marton, N.Z., December 28, 1884

Dunsinane, Marton, N.Z.,

My Dear Mr. Irving,—It gave me much pleasure to receive your letter. . . . Referring to your trip to England, the idea is a fine one. Although the care, attention, responsibility is heavy, let me assure you, in the circle of all the men I know, I know of none so well qualified or adapted to the charge of youthful sons of old settlers of the colonies. I trust your venture will be crowned with success. I am quite sure, from many years of friendship, your companions will ever after retain in happy memory the name of Malcolm M. Irving. Should this note or my reference be of any service to your undertaking, I shall only be too happy. Meantime, wishing you the best, remain, my dear Mr. Irving, yours sincerely,

John F. McBeth, J.P.

Malcolm Irving,

Esq., Sydney.