MSS. Brit. Emp. S. 18 / C146-45
13, Montague Place
I propose giving a reception to the king of the Maories on Wednesday July 9th. May I count upon the honour of your presence and will the date I have fixed suit your many engagements?
I shall invite a number of the literati of London.
Enclosed is a copy of invitation which I propose to have printed, awaiting your reply.
Believe me dear sir,
F.W. Chesson Esq
Demeter House etc
The favour of your company is requested at a reception given to His Majesty the King of the Maories on Wednesday July 9th from four to six o’clock.