William Ashby to Frederick Chesson, 20 July 1882
Archive location: Bodleian Libraries, MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C125 – 28
Author(s): William Ashby
Recipient(s): Frederick Chesson
Sent from: England
Date: 20 July 1882
New Zealand and General Commission Agency
Norgrove Buildings, Clark’s Place,
Bishopsgate Street, Within, London
William Ashby and Co.
Hay and Buchanan
Yours of yesterday’s date duly to hand this morning, and in answer to which I beg to inform you the Maories called at my office soon after they arrived in this country also on the 1st and 4th of the present month and again yesterday, I then informed them as I had been connected with New Zealand since 1858. I would do any thing in my power for the interest of the natives of New Zealand.
I may as well here mention Mr (Sydney?) Tainhanga and one of the other natives came to me for money on July the 1st. I then lent them nine pounds they also came again on the 4th when I advanced them eleven pounds total amount I lent them being twenty pounds which was to be repaid when they received money from Mr Nathan.
When the Maories are ready to be sent abroad I shall have much pleasure in making all arrangements for their comfort.
I take this opportunity of enclosing one of my cards by which you will observe I am agent for all lines of both steam and sailing vessels to the colonies.
I may as well here state I only returned from the New Zealand on the 12th of June of the present year.
F.W. Chesson, Esq
Aborigines Protection Society
17 King William’s Street