Object #1008340 from MS-Papers-0032-0816
From: Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816 (50 digitised items). Letters written from Scotland (Edinburgh, Glenorchy Manse, Stranraer) prior to her arrival in New Zealand in Jan 1864 on the Wild Duck; afterwards from Maraekakaho, Napier and Wellington. One letter was written in Sep 1858 during a visit to her sister Flora Ann Conway in North Wales.
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January 14th 1865
My dear Donald
I write very doubtfully not knowing where you are. The judge expects you by the 'Queen' but I do not. Your health is the subject amongst all your friends here which are not few. You are my first & latest thought. It was cruel to let
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me away so much against my will untill you were at least better. It is of no use sending me abroad for happiness all my happiness is centered in that which I so long longed for and it seems of that I am always to be debarred from [crossed out].
The 'Antiquarry' left today. In a way he wished me to go with him. I miss him tonight. I am alone. Members have called, Mr Dwyer of course the first. The Colonel was meeting me at the wharf and saw me home. I spend tomorrow with them. I am storing up a great many little pleasantries to amuse you but I fear they will be all vanished ere I see you. Mr Judge I expect on Monday to take me out there but I will not go
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until the Queen comes in. Remember me to all that I like best in dear little Napier. Precious spot, the happy happy nights I have spent when with you big brother alone. How is Campbell. I will write to Mrs Campbell.
I have met with two in particular. They are at least an improvement on the "Cork Screw' Miss Lewis is one, you must guess the other.
Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816 (50 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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