Object #1004977 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

4 pages written by Catherine Isabella McLean in Maraekakaho to Sir Donald McLean

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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Maraekakaho
Wednesday


My dear Donald

I am longing to see you up again but I suppose that you are busy. My dear little boy is not well. He is laid up today with a bad cold. He has not been looking himself

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for some time now and I feel anxious about him. When the gig goes down for Catherine I am thinking of taking him down for a change and also get something from the Dr which I hope will do him good.

He is a darling good child. I know not what I am to do when he goes to school. The sheep shearing seems to be progressing steadily & all going on well. Poor old Archy Maclean got one of his ribs broken

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and is not able to wash in consequence. I have nothing more to say but that you are soon to come up.


I am always yr affectionate
Catherine

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Archy is in great "glee" packing - marking - and keeping count of the wool bales. I suppose it puts him in mind of old times (ship fashion)

English (MD)

Maraekakaho
Wednesday


My dear Donald

I am longing to see you up again but I suppose that you are busy. My dear little boy is not well. He is laid up today with a bad cold. He has not been looking himself for some time now and I feel anxious about him. When the gig goes down for Catherine I am thinking of taking him down for a change and also get something from the Dr which I hope will do him good.

He is a darling good child. I know not what I am to do when he goes to school. The sheep shearing seems to be progressing steadily & all going on well. Poor old Archy Maclean got one of his ribs broken and is not able to wash in consequence. I have nothing more to say but that you are soon to come up.


I am always yr affectionate
Catherine

Archy is in great "glee" packing - marking - and keeping count of the wool bales. I suppose it puts him in mind of old times (ship fashion)

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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