Object #1005342 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

3 pages written by Catherine Hart 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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English (MD)


My dear Donald

As Mr Kinross will give you all the news I will not write at length to day. Indeed I am not able for my wrist keeps most troublesome to me. I hope that yr concil is past and satisfactory

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English (MD)

Robert has made a good appearance in court and gained his case. Ask Mr Kinross about it. We are expecting Mrs Park and her girls up. Did Sir George Bowen land at Napier. What a disappointment that Lady Bowen did not land after all the trouble and expence. I see that the Assembly meets on the 9th of July so we shall see you home soon. Saw Mr Strang yesterday looking feeble.


With love to you all I am yr aff sister
Catherine Hart

English (MD)


My dear Donald

As Mr Kinross will give you all the news I will not write at length to day. Indeed I am not able for my wrist keeps most troublesome to me. I hope that yr concil is past and satisfactory Robert has made a good appearance in court and gained his case. Ask Mr Kinross about it. We are expecting Mrs Park and her girls up. Did Sir George Bowen land at Napier. What a disappointment that Lady Bowen did not land after all the trouble and expence. I see that the Assembly meets on the 9th of July so we shall see you home soon. Saw Mr Strang yesterday looking feeble.


With love to you all I am yr aff sister
Catherine Hart

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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