Object #1005815 from MS-Papers-0032-0811
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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Novbr 27th 1863
My dear Donald
In case that you do not come down by this steamer (which I do not think you will) I send you a line to say that we are all well. Douglas is remarkably well. He goes out riding on John's pony which I think does him good. It is the school examination today & he is quite excited about it. I hope that he will get a prize. I had my party which went off
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remarkably well. Mr Kinross was most kind and took all the responsibility of me. I was so sorry that you were away however I am glad that we showed some little attention to the Tanners and they expressed themselves as much gratified. Mrs Wilson is still up at the station and quite delighted with Catherine's & Archy's attention to her. I hear that Alex is doing well again. Great excitement in town on Monday. News came that there was to be a general,
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rising of the natives and that all the settlers were to come in to town but that was all unfounded. Mr Wilson has returned with his two sisters. I had them here all yesterday while John was getting the house ready for them. Do not give yourself away as I know that you will be quite charmed with the Misses Wilsons when you see them. There is a letter to you from dear Annabella which I opened. It was written on board the Wild Duck
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in the Downs. Poor little thing she is in very low spirits and seems to feel the parting with Uncle more than any one. I had a kind letter from Mr Strang asking me to go down to Wellington to meet Annabella and that perhaps he will come up with us. Now I think that I have given you all the general news so good day.
Your affectionate Sister
Do not forget to bring the things for me. Am really in want of them.
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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