Hand-written letter. NZ Governor General Lord Liverpool.

Hand-written letter

1915. No Binding. 9 one-sided pages, 25.5 x 20 cm. Hand-written signed letter to Mr Fisher, headed Government House, Wellington, November 5th 1915, discussing the current political situation. This includes comments on current recruitment for the War, ...the people of New Zealand express their disgust at the attitude...all are willing to acknowledge mistakes have been made in respect to the Dardenelles, but...", NZ's hospital ships, The South Island needing rain for the crops, etc. The "Mr Fisher" addressed was Francis Fisher (1877-1960), known as Rainbow Fisher because of his frequent changes in political allegiances. He was a Minister in the Reform Government between 1912 and 1915, after which he returned to England where this letter addresses him, and his request for the title "Honourable", which Liverpool discusses. He also was a noted tennis player, reaching the Australian Open final in 1906. Lord Liverpool (1870-1941) was appointed Governor of New Zealand in 1912 and the position elevated in 1917 to Governor-General, which he held until 1920. Interesting and important letter preceding his publication of his book on hospital ships. Good. Item #017759

Price: $405.00 NZD

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