Object #1001050 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

3 pages written 2 Sep 1875 by Archibald John McLean in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0818 (112 digitised items). Letters written from Maraekakaho, Warleigh, Doonside and Glenorchy about station matters and family news.Letter dated 24 Oct 1874 recounts the McLean family's lineage and gives dates of birth for family members

A transcription/translation of this document (by MD) appears below.

Download alow-resolution PDF or high-resolution PDF

Page 1 of 3. View high-resolution image

English (MD)

2 September 1875

Ford's Criterion Hotel
Napier

My dear Donald

I hear that you have very hard work of it this Session, more than I expected but I hope your health will hold out during it all. There was a man up from Otago looking at the back country and was well pleased with it but thinks it is two much money. I hear another party going up to see it in a day or so. I have some news of some importance to tell you. Among the things I should not forget to mention that I hear from outside talk that Wairoa natives are very dissatified at not

Page 2 of 3. View high-resolution image

English (MD)

being settled with the late purchases there. I have heard this from several reliable persons whose respectability I cannot doubt. Of course I know nothing about the matter but should think that anything approaching to discontent on the part of the natives of that district at the preasant time is very much to be regretted and should if possible be remedied. Mr Man[e]y is going on busness to Wellington and will no doubt call and see you ad will be able to explain matters to you from that quarter and I hope all will be well.

Page 3 of 3. View high-resolution image

English (MD)

You know I do not like to hear those hints to the disparagment of a government that has done so much for the country. I am writing in a hurry to catch the steamer but thought it will gave you the hint.


Your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

English (MD)

2 September 1875

Ford's Criterion Hotel
Napier

My dear Donald

I hear that you have very hard work of it this Session, more than I expected but I hope your health will hold out during it all. There was a man up from Otago looking at the back country and was well pleased with it but thinks it is two much money. I hear another party going up to see it in a day or so. I have some news of some importance to tell you. Among the things I should not forget to mention that I hear from outside talk that Wairoa natives are very dissatified at not being settled with the late purchases there. I have heard this from several reliable persons whose respectability I cannot doubt. Of course I know nothing about the matter but should think that anything approaching to discontent on the part of the natives of that district at the preasant time is very much to be regretted and should if possible be remedied. Mr Man[e]y is going on busness to Wellington and will no doubt call and see you ad will be able to explain matters to you from that quarter and I hope all will be well. You know I do not like to hear those hints to the disparagment of a government that has done so much for the country. I am writing in a hurry to catch the steamer but thought it will gave you the hint.


Your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0818 (112 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1001050). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments