RC2009/2/56 - 06 Apr 1915

14 Castlereagh St,

6th April 1915.

H.E. Partridge,

Dear Sir,

I am taking this opportunity of expressing my deep gratitude to you for the magnificent gift you have made to the Belgian Fund of the Lindauer Collection of pictures to be disposed of for the benefit of the Starving Belgians in Belgium.

It is most gratifying to know that the efforts of Belgium in the present great struggle, are so highly appreciated as to merit such a great reward as you are personally giving.

Belgians will be told of and will be sincerely grateful for this and other great sacrifices made individually by people in your Dominion, to assist and sustain them in their time of want and trouble.

May the pictures long remain to the people of N.Z. as a monument of your unbounded generosity.

Yours faithfully,
Consul for Belgium.

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