The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 31
(From, Wm. Elder, Esq., Part Chalmers.) Port Chalmers, 10th October, 1873
10th October, 1873.
It affords me much pleasure to testify that I have been acquainted with Mr. W. B. Mackay for a very considerable time, both in this Colony and in the north of Scotland, where he conducted several very important schools with marked success. Having been a member of our Grammar School Committee for the last four years, during which period Mr. Mackay has filled the position of Rector to that institution, I have had ample opportunities afforded me of becoming mole intimately acquainted with him in his professional character, and have no hesitation in saying that he is possessed of very considerable classical attainments. In my opinion he is admirably suited to till any position where experience in teaching, and educational abilities are required.
I am, &c.,
Wm. Elder, Chemist.