Object #1004162 from MS-Papers-0032-0816

3 pages written 19 Jun 1871 by Annabella McLean in Wellington 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

I may write a line. There is little or no news. Mr Fox and every one glad you are having a little time to spare in Napier.

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Mrs Maxwell, the Judge's sister spent a few days with me last week. Mrs Kinross I think would like to come back again but I am afraid to ask her not knowing when you may be here. Mrs Tolemache very anxious about the 'Luna' as she expects to go by her. I tell her I can give her no information. If I do not get

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a letter before I get a telegraph do send one. It keeps me content for the week. Heard from the station. Douglas enjoying himself.


Yours in haste
Annabella McLean
Wellington Monday morning 19 June [1871?]

English (MD)




Mon chere frere

I may write a line. There is little or no news. Mr Fox and every one glad you are having a little time to spare in Napier.

Mrs Maxwell, the Judge's sister spent a few days with me last week. Mrs Kinross I think would like to come back again but I am afraid to ask her not knowing when you may be here. Mrs Tolemache very anxious about the 'Luna' as she expects to go by her. I tell her I can give her no information. If I do not get a letter before I get a telegraph do send one. It keeps me content for the week. Heard from the station. Douglas enjoying himself.


Yours in haste
Annabella McLean
Wellington Monday morning 19 June [1871?]

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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