Object #1003411 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

2 pages written 23 Oct 1867 by Archibald John McLean 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

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English (MD)

23 October 1867

Doonside

My dear Donald

I feel very disconsolate not having made up my mind what is best to do about building again. The place looks very well but will require a great deal of money to make it pay or keep me out of debt and that is what I cannot stand. I hope you will soon come up. Having lost my horse from the Big Bush house and had to go after my saddle I went away without seeing you.

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English (MD)

I was trying to sell my pigs and other things before going to Akitio. If I do go if I could be of any use their. I cannot do without some active employment and employment that would pay me. I have nearly worked myself out now striving to make a living and it has gone against me at preasant but I hope to be in better spirits before long. Whenever I have got some advice with you when you are not so busy as I require some condolence at preasant. When I left your house I fully intended to come back again had I suceeded in what I was doing.


Always your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

English (MD)

23 October 1867

Doonside

My dear Donald

I feel very disconsolate not having made up my mind what is best to do about building again. The place looks very well but will require a great deal of money to make it pay or keep me out of debt and that is what I cannot stand. I hope you will soon come up. Having lost my horse from the Big Bush house and had to go after my saddle I went away without seeing you. I was trying to sell my pigs and other things before going to Akitio. If I do go if I could be of any use their. I cannot do without some active employment and employment that would pay me. I have nearly worked myself out now striving to make a living and it has gone against me at preasant but I hope to be in better spirits before long. Whenever I have got some advice with you when you are not so busy as I require some condolence at preasant. When I left your house I fully intended to come back again had I suceeded in what I was doing.


Always 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)

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