Letter from Harry Rainy, Glasgow to W. Mackenzie, Newman Street, London

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Rainy had a presentiment that Sir W. Adams would make Mackenzie an offer. “I think Adams has a good deal of cleverness united to the most unwearied perseverance, & the most insatiable ambition. His great defect is a want of liberal education.” The arrangement would be “highly advantageous” to Adams but Rainy is not so sure of the advantages to Mackenzie. “My objection to him is his quackery.” Rainy does not think £100 a sufficient salary. Rainy will get Mackenzie an introduction to Baillie from Dr Lockhart. Discusses Mackenzie’s financial affairs - Rainy has not yet received Mackenzie’s rent from Garden and Mackenzie’s trustees have had a dispute with Parker over income tax.