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CHUR 2/371 Public and Political: General: Gifts A-F.

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CHUR 2/371/331

Letter from Sir Bernard Freyberg [Governor-General of New Zealand] (Government House, Auckland, New Zealand) to WSC, explaining that he was sending him a food parcel via RMS Rimutaka. Freyberg details the food in the parcel: sugar, honey, dripping, steak and kidney pudding, cheese, tongues, chocolate, milk powder, laundry soap and toilet soap. He also explains how the parcel would be forwarded from New Zealand House in London, and adds in a postscript that WSC should have received a further ham and some bacon by now. Signed typescript, annotated with a comment that the ship had only left Auckland five days before Freyberg had written.

1 folio
22 Apr 1947
CHUR 2/371/332

Letter from Sir Bernard Freyberg [Governor-General of New Zealand] (Government House, Auckland, New Zealand) to WSC, explaining that he was sending him a food parcel containing ham, tongue and bacon via RMS Rimutaka. Freyberg explains that the smoked ox tongue was an experiment and would need soaking for 24 hours. He adds that as the parcel was being sent in a refrigerator ship he was anxious to know if the food reached WSC in good condition and asks if WSC's secretary could let him know. In a postscript, he also adds that he was sending WSC a 10 and half pound New Zealand loaf cheese, advising him to put a little port in it. Signed typescript

1 folio
31 Mar 1947