Object #1009136 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

2 pages written 11 Feb 1868 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)

11 February 1868

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

I was truly sorry about poor Kate and I was only sorry that I trusted her in the hands of any one. I am almost shure had I drove her myself at the time the horse would not have come down but still I cannot blame poor Twigg as no doubt he was doing to the best of his knowledge. I would have gone all the way down with her to Napier but as the Dr was with her I considered she was in good hands and I trust in providence she will not be long till she is all right again. I feel very much for her

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English (MD)

but of course it is only one of the lessons this wourld [world] gaves us never to be two shure. I will be down if possible for a few minutes to see you and her in a day or so as I feel so anxious about her and would like to see you before leaving for Wellington. I supose Alex will be home tommorrow. Mr Hector Duff goes down and will be back tommorrow night. Will you send a few lines to girls to say how Kate is and oblige.


Your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

English (MD)

11 February 1868

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

I was truly sorry about poor Kate and I was only sorry that I trusted her in the hands of any one. I am almost shure had I drove her myself at the time the horse would not have come down but still I cannot blame poor Twigg as no doubt he was doing to the best of his knowledge. I would have gone all the way down with her to Napier but as the Dr was with her I considered she was in good hands and I trust in providence she will not be long till she is all right again. I feel very much for her but of course it is only one of the lessons this wourld [world] gaves us never to be two shure. I will be down if possible for a few minutes to see you and her in a day or so as I feel so anxious about her and would like to see you before leaving for Wellington. I supose Alex will be home tommorrow. Mr Hector Duff goes down and will be back tommorrow night. Will you send a few lines to girls to say how Kate is and oblige.


Your affectionate 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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