February 28th, 1906
PRIVATE & UNOFFICIAL
Dear Mr. Partridge,
In accordance with the request of Mr. McCabe of Sydney I forward to
you by registered post this day the book of photographs of your
pictures that I received from him some time ago through the Hon.
Sir J.G. Ward. I regret to say that the price asked by Mr. McCabe
is considered by the Government to be too high and I have notified
him accordingly. I should like to ask you non officially whether
you would permit copies
of six of the portrait pictures to be made for the Colonial Museum.
I should very much like to have seen the whole lot in the new
Museum which I hope will soon be erected, as the collection is
unique and interesting. I am sorry I did not see you when I was in
Auckland but I believe you were enjoying yourself in the
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