Object #1009681 from MS-Papers-0032-0287

4 pages to Sir Donald McLean in Auckland Region

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Gascoyne/Gascoigne, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0287 (56 digitised items). Correspondents:Major Charles Manners Gascoyne (Gascoigne), Motueka, Nelson & Auckland, 1855, 1857-1860 (10 letters, includes letters from McLean to Gascoyne); his wife Isabelle Gascoyne, Motueka, Pangatotara, Nelson & Auckland, 1854-1859, 1863, 1872; and undated (31 letters, includes letters from Jessie McLean). Includes references to the Greenwood family of Motueka.Their son Major Frederick J W Gascoigne, Aorangi, Tauranga, Whakatane, Kaiteriria, Te Haroto & Taupo, 1858-1872 (9 letters)

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Letter from F. Gascoyne to Donald McLean Esq. dated Sept. 1858.

COPY Aorangi

2nd. September 1858

My dear Sir,

I received your letter and also one from my mother a few days ago; and send you these few lines by way of answer to both, for the present; as I am very busy now, as John McLachlin has been gored in the leg by a cow, and will not be able to walk for two or three weeks, so that I have shepherding added to my other occupations.

Except the above accident, everything is getting on very well. We have a good many acres in cultivation; about 4 in wheat; 2 in grass and clover; 1 in oats; and several ploughed for potatoes. The sheep are lambing at present, and have dropped a good many twins. They are in very good condition and few lambs have died. The horses are all right; but my mare is not in foal. I am working 8 bullocks now, having broken in a pair lately.

Your brothers Alex, and the Captain are quite well, and the latter likes the place very much, and is busy at present making a garden, with the help of Mr. Innes, who is also well.

Please to give my love to my mother, and tell her I will write soon.

Hoping that yourself and Douglas are well; and with kind regards to Mrs. J. McLean,

I remain
yours very truly (Signed)
F. Gascoyne

P.S. Pray excuse the writing.

To:- Donald McLean Esq. Auckland.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Gascoyne/Gascoigne, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0287 (56 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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