Volume 72: Macarthur family correspondence relating to wine, 1846-1900: No. 523
It is that you are one of the trustees for the late Sir William Macarthur that I do myself the honor of addressing you.
I am an old Colonist formerly of the Yass District now of the Hunter River and have always taken a great interest in Viticulture following the teachings of the Macarthurs & [Bowmans?].
I find this great Industry which was planted in these Colonies by the Macarthur family is languishing because people lack a reliable text-book on the Vine by a N.S.W. authority.
There are many books on the subject being published but they are chiefly
catchpennies with S. Australian or Californian experience, none of them true guides for our Vignerons.
Sir William Macarthur's Book