Mike Dottridge (January 2015)

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Mike Dottridge (January 2015) .


Photo by Lee Switzer of Stephanie Smith, specialist librarian, taking receipt of letter below. 

In January 2015 Mike Dottridge, a descendant of Henry Harpur Greer (1821-1886), donated Greer's original notes to his wife Agnes to Tauranga City Libraries. The notes were written in 1864 from the Te Ranga battlefield. Transcribed by Stephanie Smith (2015).

Before the battle at Te Ranga on 21 June 1864, Colonel Henry Harpur Greer took the time to scrawl a quick note to his wife Agnes. On a ‘cash account’ page torn out of a small diary, he wrote – hastily and in pencil – ‘Dear Agnes we have / got a lot of Maoris / out here in pah & Im [sic] / hammering away / at them, I hope we / shall get them out / before night, I have / sent in for[?] more / guns. don’t be the / least alarmed. / yrs HHGreer / God bless us.’


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Mike Dottridge (January 2015)

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