Object #1005369 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

4 pages written 4 Oct 1865 by Archibald John McLean in Glenorchy to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0818 (112 digitised items). Letters written from Maraekakaho, Warleigh, Doonside and Glenorchy about station matters and family news.Letter dated 24 Oct 1874 recounts the McLean family's lineage and gives dates of birth for family members

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English (MD)

14 October 1865

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

I am happy to say we got home nicely and found every thing all right. John's wife is a very respectable person and very trustworthy. I hope you have got the natives in proper order among themselves and that we will have no disturbance here as it is hard to say what it might lead to. John told me that he was going down to you to get some money to pay an account he owes to Irvine for cloths and things of that kind that he had. He also tells me that his tea and sugar is getting near done so you better gave him an order to get the brown sugar for the station not the very black stuff but a fair quality as Mr Kinross sent rather to good quallity last time for station us[e] and to dear. The last flower I bought for myself was Chilanian and it is better than Crown

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brand and three pounds cheaper per ton, however you can see to that. Walker is very slow with the accomodation house and I fear he will not have it up before shearing. It would be much better if he had as it would keep the thing going on properly. I have no news but hope when Mr Barkley will come home that he will arrange for the schoolmaster. I am going to Carlyon's with him tommorrow. Of course Twigg will gave you all other news. I hope you will have good news from the seat of war. Catherine is very much pleased that she saw you looking so well and the trip has cheered her a good deal. I do hope you will come up and pay us a visit before long. I believe it would do a great deal of good for I can see you over work yourself and such work is very trying on the brain.


Always your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

English (MD)

14 October 1865

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

I am happy to say we got home nicely and found every thing all right. John's wife is a very respectable person and very trustworthy. I hope you have got the natives in proper order among themselves and that we will have no disturbance here as it is hard to say what it might lead to. John told me that he was going down to you to get some money to pay an account he owes to Irvine for cloths and things of that kind that he had. He also tells me that his tea and sugar is getting near done so you better gave him an order to get the brown sugar for the station not the very black stuff but a fair quality as Mr Kinross sent rather to good quallity last time for station us[e] and to dear. The last flower I bought for myself was Chilanian and it is better than Crown brand and three pounds cheaper per ton, however you can see to that. Walker is very slow with the accomodation house and I fear he will not have it up before shearing. It would be much better if he had as it would keep the thing going on properly. I have no news but hope when Mr Barkley will come home that he will arrange for the schoolmaster. I am going to Carlyon's with him tommorrow. Of course Twigg will gave you all other news. I hope you will have good news from the seat of war. Catherine is very much pleased that she saw you looking so well and the trip has cheered her a good deal. I do hope you will come up and pay us a visit before long. I believe it would do a great deal of good for I can see you over work yourself and such work is very trying on the brain.


Always your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0818 (112 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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