Object #1006856 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

3 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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English (MD)

Maraekakaho
May 11th


My dear Donald

I am very much disapointed that you are not with us and I do think it a pitty that you should keep away on account of John and his wife being

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English (MD)

here as we can easly make room for you all. John is getting stronger every day but I think Jessie in a bad state. Both of them seems to enjoy their visit to the station.

Douglas is getting on nicely. He is a charming boy and so good. He quite enjoys a station life. I wish you would send up a few prs of socks, and the makings of two woolen shirts for him.

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His white shirts are of no good to him up here. I had letters from home. They are all well. Douglas desires me to tell you that you are to come home and not stay so long away. In haste


Yr aff. sister
Catherine

English (MD)

Maraekakaho
May 11th


My dear Donald

I am very much disapointed that you are not with us and I do think it a pitty that you should keep away on account of John and his wife being here as we can easly make room for you all. John is getting stronger every day but I think Jessie in a bad state. Both of them seems to enjoy their visit to the station.

Douglas is getting on nicely. He is a charming boy and so good. He quite enjoys a station life. I wish you would send up a few prs of socks, and the makings of two woolen shirts for him. His white shirts are of no good to him up here. I had letters from home. They are all well. Douglas desires me to tell you that you are to come home and not stay so long away. In haste


Yr aff. sister
Catherine

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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