Dunedin: Bishop's Court, August 28, 1876. A four page letter from the Anglican Bishop addressed to a "Dear Miss Yonge", possibly Charlotte Mary Yonge, the noted Victorian novelist, concerning a task the Bishop has asked her to undertake.
The work he has requested seems to involve Bishop Palleson (who died in 1871), as Bishop Nevill refers to the possibility that "some ladies with whom dear Bp Palleson was acquainted to take up this work". If this help should not materialize, the Bishop mentions the possibility of traveling to England himself for an upcoming general meeting of Bishops.
Nevill closes on a note of warning against exposing children to a Catholic education: "It is somewhat hard to see so large a number of our people incurring all the risk of sending their children to be taught at the schools of the Romish". He warns of a parent recently requesting aid in helping a daughter "who had adopted Romish error thro' love for her Romish teachers." During this time period Anglican (and Presbyterian leaders) were deeply wary of the Catholic Church and French missionaries' activity in the South Pacific.
8 1/4 x 5 1/8, folds to 4 1/8 x 5 1/8". 4pp, period folds flattened. Very good condition. Item #25896