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The Founders of Canterbury

C. B. Adderley, Esq., M.P. Reigate, 3rd December, 1849

C. B. Adderley, Esq., M.P. Reigate, 3rd December, 1849.

My Dear Sir,

—Mr. Rintoul is coming here this afternoon, and I hope to send you by to-morrow's early post a sort of programme approved by him; but I write a line now mainly for the purpose of expressing to you my conviction that the project of a "Buller University" in New Zealand, about which I suppose Francis Baring to have written to you, is of more importance to the Australasian world and to our friend Godley than to anything else of which I know. If the measures can be started before the public at the same time that the Canterbury enterprise (which now for the first time page 156becomes practical), the two will help each other, and something worthy indeed will be accomplished.