Object #1009021 from MS-Papers-0032-0816

3 pages to Sir Donald McLean

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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Ma chere frere

Was glad to get telegram from Castlepoint also letter. Trust matters have gone on improving since then. Am staying here as Kate is laid up with

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severe cold and Mr Hart not well with gout. Heard from Douglas yesterday. He talks of going to Napier. Hope Reid or someone travels with him. Wellington is the most miserable of places at present. Hardly see any one on the street. Mr Vogel gave a dinner to the legal profession of which Mr Hart approved. It was a pleasant

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party. Political news seems at a deadlock. One hears nothing except some little annoyance on the west coast through Halse's stupdity. Mr Moorhouse is in

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Ma chere frere

Was glad to get telegram from Castlepoint also letter. Trust matters have gone on improving since then. Am staying here as Kate is laid up with severe cold and Mr Hart not well with gout. Heard from Douglas yesterday. He talks of going to Napier. Hope Reid or someone travels with him. Wellington is the most miserable of places at present. Hardly see any one on the street. Mr Vogel gave a dinner to the legal profession of which Mr Hart approved. It was a pleasant party. Political news seems at a deadlock. One hears nothing except some little annoyance on the west coast through Halse's stupdity. Mr Moorhouse is in

[incomplete letter]




Part of:
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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