Object #1003093 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

3 pages written 14 Feb 1865 by Catherine Isabella McLean in Glenorchy

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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My beloved brother

Thank God you are better & I trust it may be the will of providence to spare your valuable life & restore you to health and usefulness soon. I fear it is dangerous you thinking of starting for Otago so soon after such a sever attack as you have had.

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Would it not be better for you to remain untill the 28th and see how you would feel then. Is the doctor quite of opinion it is safe for you to start on Thursday. I feel very much grieved that Archy did not send the gig for me as he promised to do as I have a great desire to see you ere you leave. I had accounts by last mail that my beloved father was very ill and to all appearance sinking fast. He had not partaken of anything but a little wine for several days. I trust the change when it does come will be to him a most blessed one but to my poor mother

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the most severe of all her trials and they have not been few. I hope you had good accounts of my dear boy by last mail. Adieu my dear brother.


May the protecting arm of divine Providence be underneath and around you is the prayer of your attached sister
C I McLean Glenorchy
F
Feby 14th/65

English (MD)




My beloved brother

Thank God you are better & I trust it may be the will of providence to spare your valuable life & restore you to health and usefulness soon. I fear it is dangerous you thinking of starting for Otago so soon after such a sever attack as you have had.



Would it not be better for you to remain untill the 28th and see how you would feel then. Is the doctor quite of opinion it is safe for you to start on Thursday. I feel very much grieved that Archy did not send the gig for me as he promised to do as I have a great desire to see you ere you leave. I had accounts by last mail that my beloved father was very ill and to all appearance sinking fast. He had not partaken of anything but a little wine for several days. I trust the change when it does come will be to him a most blessed one but to my poor mother the most severe of all her trials and they have not been few. I hope you had good accounts of my dear boy by last mail. Adieu my dear brother.


May the protecting arm of divine Providence be underneath and around you is the prayer of your attached sister
C I McLean Glenorchy
F
Feby 14th/65

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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