Object #1010183 from MS-Papers-0032-0816A

6 pages written by Annabella McLean in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816A (23 digitised items). Letters to `Mon chere frere', undated except for day and month, written from Napier and Hobson Street, Wellington. One letter is addressed from The Cottage [Maraekakaho]

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English (MD)

Napier
Sept 14th


Ma chere frere

I hear so many reports one says you are not likely to be here for months. I can bear it at times, at others it is too much for me especially when

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I do not get a letter. Your telegrams decides my not going down at present. Mrs Ormond has been here enquiring about the house. She, I think, would like it finished. Mr Ormond is of opinion you will not take up house in W. In that case you would let them have the furniture. It would be much better to sell it than let children destroy it.

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Capt Wray would have been a nice tenant. Whispers of our present ruler not being overly popular nor never will but likely to be elected because expedient. (Please throw all my letters in the fire).

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Old Worgan here yesterday. Kinross on Sunday. Poor Mr Fannin, so attentive to me whatever he thinks would interest me he is sure to let me know. The Wisharts are doing well. She is troublesome but not him.

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He is the best man that has been about the place. The paddock is the admiration of everyone. Alick was down for one night looking himself once more. May he continue to do well. They are all in great spirits up there. I am most careful in housekeeping. The shops will be looking very pretty just now with all the fresh Spring goods. Tell Kate to send me a

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a dress and bonnet for Spring. When will you have leisure from the cares of state? It distresses me at times lest you do so much. Scully is here.


Yrs in haste
Annabella McLean

English (MD)

Napier
Sept 14th


Ma chere frere

I hear so many reports one says you are not likely to be here for months. I can bear it at times, at others it is too much for me especially when I do not get a letter. Your telegrams decides my not going down at present. Mrs Ormond has been here enquiring about the house. She, I think, would like it finished. Mr Ormond is of opinion you will not take up house in W. In that case you would let them have the furniture. It would be much better to sell it than let children destroy it. Capt Wray would have been a nice tenant. Whispers of our present ruler not being overly popular nor never will but likely to be elected because expedient. (Please throw all my letters in the fire). Old Worgan here yesterday. Kinross on Sunday. Poor Mr Fannin, so attentive to me whatever he thinks would interest me he is sure to let me know. The Wisharts are doing well. She is troublesome but not him. He is the best man that has been about the place. The paddock is the admiration of everyone. Alick was down for one night looking himself once more. May he continue to do well. They are all in great spirits up there. I am most careful in housekeeping. The shops will be looking very pretty just now with all the fresh Spring goods. Tell Kate to send me a a dress and bonnet for Spring. When will you have leisure from the cares of state? It distresses me at times lest you do so much. Scully is here.


Yrs in haste
Annabella McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816A (23 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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