Object #1001189 from MS-Papers-0032-0815

3 pages written 6 Jul 1861 by Alexander McLean in Canterbury Province (1854-1876) to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0815 (48 digitised items). Letters written from Napier and Maraekakaho mainly about station matters. Includes one letter from Canterbury, Jul 1861, and one from Ashburton, Sep 1868

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English (MD)

6 July 1861

Canterbury

My dear brother

You will by this time be anxious to hear from me but I have been so much engaged that I had not much time to write. I have onley to say that your Otago run has been well started and is stocked to the amount required by the regulations. I have bought 600 ewes from your next neighbour Sheannan at £1.15.0 per head. They are a splendid lot of sheep to lamb in

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September 4 tooths sheep. The price is high but they are good sheep and on the run or within four miles of the run has got a start and I hope you may do well with it. Mr Gillies has paid part of the money and Dalgety Buckley has paid the balance. I shall soon be up and se you and give you an account of all expenses and my oppinion of the run. I have receipts for

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all in hopes you and Douglas is well and in hopes to se you soon. I remain dear brother


Your affectionate brother
Alexander McLean

English (MD)

6 July 1861

Canterbury

My dear brother

You will by this time be anxious to hear from me but I have been so much engaged that I had not much time to write. I have onley to say that your Otago run has been well started and is stocked to the amount required by the regulations. I have bought 600 ewes from your next neighbour Sheannan at £1.15.0 per head. They are a splendid lot of sheep to lamb in September 4 tooths sheep. The price is high but they are good sheep and on the run or within four miles of the run has got a start and I hope you may do well with it. Mr Gillies has paid part of the money and Dalgety Buckley has paid the balance. I shall soon be up and se you and give you an account of all expenses and my oppinion of the run. I have receipts for all in hopes you and Douglas is well and in hopes to se you soon. I remain dear brother


Your affectionate brother
Alexander McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0815 (48 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)

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