Object #1007060 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

2 pages written 4 Feb 1876 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)

4 February 1876

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

It was a fortunate thing you went down on the Monday as their was very little chance since of getting down. We had nearley as much flood yesterday as the first flood up here only the river course was clear and wider and took away a larger body of water. I got my stack thatched on Wednesday during the spurt of dry weather that day and so far secure but I find that the beautiful crope of potatoes I had is nearley all rotten and rotting. If the weather does not slake up I fear much distress will be the result to many. I need not demuir so much or yet need you as we are much better than many others in the

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English (MD)

province on the low lying land. I hope you are keeping quite strong and vigrous as you were when up here. I am going out round to see how things are today and will gave you my oppinion next week. I was just going down to see you when Shaw came with Charley and said you had left.


Your attached brother
Archibald John McLean

English (MD)

4 February 1876

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

It was a fortunate thing you went down on the Monday as their was very little chance since of getting down. We had nearley as much flood yesterday as the first flood up here only the river course was clear and wider and took away a larger body of water. I got my stack thatched on Wednesday during the spurt of dry weather that day and so far secure but I find that the beautiful crope of potatoes I had is nearley all rotten and rotting. If the weather does not slake up I fear much distress will be the result to many. I need not demuir so much or yet need you as we are much better than many others in the province on the low lying land. I hope you are keeping quite strong and vigrous as you were when up here. I am going out round to see how things are today and will gave you my oppinion next week. I was just going down to see you when Shaw came with Charley and said you had left.


Your attached 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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