Object #1003982 from MS-Papers-0032-0816

2 pages written by Annabella McLean to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816 (50 digitised items). Letters written from Scotland (Edinburgh, Glenorchy Manse, Stranraer) prior to her arrival in New Zealand in Jan 1864 on the Wild Duck; afterwards from Maraekakaho, Napier and Wellington. One letter was written in Sep 1858 during a visit to her sister Flora Ann Conway in North Wales.

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English (MD)





Mon chere frere

Was very glad to get your telegram. Surely you will be making your way for here next week. Mrs Kinross has returned to Mrs Bannatyne's. Since then have been busy getting the

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house in order. There is not much room to spare so your boxes fill up every available corner but I think in every other way you will find it comfortable and refined. Saw Mr Strang and Mrs Tolemache on Monday. Will not write to England until next mail. No news.


Yours in haste.
Annabella McLean

Saturday morning W. June 10th

English (MD)





Mon chere frere

Was very glad to get your telegram. Surely you will be making your way for here next week. Mrs Kinross has returned to Mrs Bannatyne's. Since then have been busy getting the house in order. There is not much room to spare so your boxes fill up every available corner but I think in every other way you will find it comfortable and refined. Saw Mr Strang and Mrs Tolemache on Monday. Will not write to England until next mail. No news.


Yours in haste.
Annabella McLean

Saturday morning W. June 10th

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816 (50 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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