Object #1001558 from MS-Papers-0032-0815

2 pages written 7 Jan 1861 by Alexander McLean in Napier City 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)

7 January 1861

Napier

My dear brother

I write you a few lines by the Satellite who sails for Auckland. We are all well hear. The wool is ready and 30 bales of it on bo[a]rd the Se[a] Serpent for Wellington. The rest will go next trip. A letter from James Douglas our [cousin] states that Archy's wife and our sister Cathrine had

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English (MD)

sailed from London on the 2 of last October for Wellington in the Wild Duck. She was their last year. Captain Blair will bring them in his vessell with all their luggage. He promised me he would be on the lookout for them. What about Otago to send sheep without a place secured. I do not like the idea but they will be ready at aney time. I hope the ship that takes them will have some lay days hear as you cannot ship sheep all at once. In hopes to hear from you and wishing many happy returns of the season.


Your affectionate brother
A McLean

English (MD)

7 January 1861

Napier

My dear brother

I write you a few lines by the Satellite who sails for Auckland. We are all well hear. The wool is ready and 30 bales of it on bo[a]rd the Se[a] Serpent for Wellington. The rest will go next trip. A letter from James Douglas our [cousin] states that Archy's wife and our sister Cathrine had sailed from London on the 2 of last October for Wellington in the Wild Duck. She was their last year. Captain Blair will bring them in his vessell with all their luggage. He promised me he would be on the lookout for them. What about Otago to send sheep without a place secured. I do not like the idea but they will be ready at aney time. I hope the ship that takes them will have some lay days hear as you cannot ship sheep all at once. In hopes to hear from you and wishing many happy returns of the season.


Your affectionate brother
A 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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