Object #1011403 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

2 pages written 19 Nov 1874 by Catherine Isabella McLean in Glenorchy to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Catherine Hart (sister); Catherine Isabella McLean (sister-in-law), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0811 (71 digitised items). Catherine McLean (later Hart) wrote from Stobs Castle, Hawick, Roxburghshire and from Edinburgh, Scotland prior to her arrival in New Zealand in 1861, and from Wellington, Hawke's Bay and Christchurch, 1861-1875, including many undated letters and fragments. The folder contains 9 letters written by Catherine Isabella McLean, from Maraekakaho and Glenorchy, Hawke's Bay, 1861-1875.Includes one letter written by Annabella McLean from Edinburgh in Nov 1862

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English (MD)

Glenorchy
Nov 19th/74


My dear Donald

Accept of my very best thanks for the handsome dress you ordered for me when last in Napier. Be assured I shall value it. I am sorry I shall not have the pleasure of seeing you again this time.

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English (MD)


I hope Douglas will be able to stay for a few weeks. He is looking rather thin and I think the change would do him good. I have a favour to ask. Will you call upon my neice Fanny if you can spare the time. She is a high spirited little creature and I know would esteem a call from you an honour. Besides all the leading people in Napier call upon her. Should you find time to call I shall consider it a kindness done to myself.


I remain very sincerely yours
Catherine I McLean

English (MD)

Glenorchy
Nov 19th/74


My dear Donald

Accept of my very best thanks for the handsome dress you ordered for me when last in Napier. Be assured I shall value it. I am sorry I shall not have the pleasure of seeing you again this time.

I hope Douglas will be able to stay for a few weeks. He is looking rather thin and I think the change would do him good. I have a favour to ask. Will you call upon my neice Fanny if you can spare the time. She is a high spirited little creature and I know would esteem a call from you an honour. Besides all the leading people in Napier call upon her. Should you find time to call I shall consider it a kindness done to myself.


I remain very sincerely yours
Catherine I McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Catherine Hart (sister); Catherine Isabella McLean (sister-in-law), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0811 (71 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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