Object #1001769 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

2 pages written by Catherine Isabella McLean in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Catherine Hart (sister); Catherine Isabella McLean (sister-in-law), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0811 (71 digitised items). Catherine McLean (later Hart) wrote from Stobs Castle, Hawick, Roxburghshire and from Edinburgh, Scotland prior to her arrival in New Zealand in 1861, and from Wellington, Hawke's Bay and Christchurch, 1861-1875, including many undated letters and fragments. The folder contains 9 letters written by Catherine Isabella McLean, from Maraekakaho and Glenorchy, Hawke's Bay, 1861-1875.Includes one letter written by Annabella McLean from Edinburgh in Nov 1862

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English (MD)

Wellington
Jany 13th


My dear Donald

I do hope that you are getting on comfortably and that my boy is properly attended to in his food, his bath at etc etc We shall be up on the 23rd with the Judge. Annabella's joy at meeting with him was most affecting. She is not looking nearly so well as she did when

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English (MD)

when I left home. She has growen taller but thinner which is not so becoming to her. Poor thing she is not at all well fitted to depend upon herself. You will be glad to see Mr Wilkinson. He spent yesterday evening with us. Mr Strang is quite well and so kind to us.

I went to see Mrs Kinross yesterday. She is not very well. Captain Rhodes sent his governess and 2 children to invite us to his house but I only mean to return the call. Annabella joins me in love to Dugie and yourself.


Yr affectionate sister
Catherine

English (MD)

Wellington
Jany 13th


My dear Donald

I do hope that you are getting on comfortably and that my boy is properly attended to in his food, his bath at etc etc We shall be up on the 23rd with the Judge. Annabella's joy at meeting with him was most affecting. She is not looking nearly so well as she did when when I left home. She has growen taller but thinner which is not so becoming to her. Poor thing she is not at all well fitted to depend upon herself. You will be glad to see Mr Wilkinson. He spent yesterday evening with us. Mr Strang is quite well and so kind to us.

I went to see Mrs Kinross yesterday. She is not very well. Captain Rhodes sent his governess and 2 children to invite us to his house but I only mean to return the call. Annabella joins me in love to Dugie and yourself.


Yr affectionate sister
Catherine

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Catherine Hart (sister); Catherine Isabella McLean (sister-in-law), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0811 (71 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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