Object #1004414 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.

A transcription/translation of this document (by MD) appears below.

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English (MD)

Hobson Street
Monday 10 [?] May


Mon chere frere

A thousand thanks for last letter. We were surprised at you being still in Sydney. We addressed our last letters to Melbourne. You cannot think how happy I felt at you having succeeded in getting the things. Somehow I begin to think that Sydney is too attractive. It puzzles me your being so long there. It may be that a Miss is very handsome.

The political world is woefully still at present. The Govr gone on a cruise further north. All the magnets of church and bench are having their say here at present. What a lifeless gathering it is in comparison to such meetings of the church at home. I fear missing the mail.


In haste
Annabella McLean

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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