Object #1009678 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

2 pages written 11 Dec 1875 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 December 1875

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

I was in the hopes of seeing you ear this but I supose you will not come this way till after the nomination is over. There will be some contest but I am certain from what I learn you will be all right. A goodley number of the electors say so. At all events from what a very good authority told me on Tuesday, he said that Maney & Colinso had no chance. It was possible the Stewart & Russel would be next to you. I was glade to hear from Condie you were looking so well after your hard work. I have been very bussy indeed safeing hay and

English (MD)

11 December 1875

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

I was in the hopes of seeing you ear this but I supose you will not come this way till after the nomination is over. There will be some contest but I am certain from what I learn you will be all right. A goodley number of the electors say so. At all events from what a very good authority told me on Tuesday, he said that Maney & Colinso had no chance. It was possible the Stewart & Russel would be next to you. I was glade to hear from Condie you were looking so well after your hard work. I have been very bussy indeed safeing hay and seed of which I am happy to say I have more this year than ever I had. It is expensive work but it will pay this year. I am thank God in much better health than I was. The salt water baths at McMurray's did me a great deal of good and I hear that many others who have tried the hot springs went there afterwards and found more good from the baths there than at the springs. If you feel at all stiff you would do well to try a bath or two there. Mr Bemish who was at Ta[u]po Springs went their for a week and found great benefit from the salt water warm baths. They weaken but after a day you find the pain very much the better and quite supple to what it was before emertion [immersion]. Catherine is well and the bird a great comfort to her. It chatters at a great rate. I heard from Douglas some days ago. He was quite well and all were well. Also from Mr Hart. I am sorry to find Kate is still suffering from her ancle but appears to have great comfort in her niece. No more till we meet.


Your ever affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

The country never looking so well, grass in great plenty. Everywhere the English grass making rapid strides.

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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